Char Technologies
  • Char Technologies (YES) CharTech Solutions division has partnered with Synagro Technologies to demonstrate its HTP performance
  • CharTech and Synagro are eager to demonstrate that Char’s HTP is a triple bottom-line solution for biosolids and PFAS elimination
  • HTP technology transforms organic waste streams (biomass, biosolids, and digestate) into valuable and renewable outputs
  • Synagro provides waste capture and conversion services to municipal and industrial water and wastewater facilities
  • Char Technologies is a cleantech development and services company
  • Char Technologies Ltd. (YES) is down 1.79 per cent, trading at C$0.55 per share at 3:34 pm ET

Char Technologies (YES) CharTech Solutions division has partnered with Synagro Technologies to demonstrate its HTP performance.

It will demonstrate CharTech Solutions’ proprietary high-temperature pyrolysis (HTP) process to eliminate PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) from biosolids while generating renewable energy and biochar for wastewater treatment sites across North America. CharTech and Synagro are eager to demonstrate that Char’s HTP is a triple bottom-line solution for biosolids and PFAS elimination.

About HTP 

HTP technology transforms organic waste streams (biomass, biosolids, and digestate) into valuable and renewable outputs. By heating biosolids at high temperatures in the absence of oxygen, the HTP process can destroy PFAS contaminants, fix carbon in the form of biochar, and produce renewable energy in the form of a high-calorific value and hydrogen-rich syngas.

This syngas can be used in a variety of ways, including offsetting natural gas consumption for industrial processes, generating heat, and generating renewable electricity. 

About Synagro Technologies

Synagro provides waste capture and conversion services to municipal and industrial water and wastewater facilities. It focuses on drying, pelletizing, composting, and transporting the incinerated biosolids for land application as soil base and fertilizer.

The company offers transportation, treatment, site monitoring, land application, and environmental regulatory compliance services. It also offers dredging, dewatering, and cleaning services for municipal and industrial lagoons.

Andrew Friedenthal, Director of Business Development at CHAR, commented on the announcement.

“Char and Synagro have been working together for three years to test and apply the HTP technology for biosolids to eliminate PFAS. Our partnership has evolved through each robust and detailed stage of the development process. We are excited to move forward to deploy and demonstrate this innovative biosolids treatment technology at Synagro’s sites to validate HTP for commercial-scale applications.”

Donald Song, Senior Project Engineer at Synagro, also commented on the news.

“Preliminary testing of HTP on biosolids has demonstrated the process can destroy PFAS contaminants. It can fix carbon in the form of biochar and produce renewable energy in the form of syngas. We believe this technology will be a powerful addition to our extensive experience in operating advanced thermal treatment processes for biosolids.”

The importance of eliminating PFAS, often referred to as ‘forever chemicals’, was  highlighted and accelerated by the Biden Administration announcement. In May 2022, the Canadian government proposed the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2022 to also restrict PFAS further in Canada.

About CHAR

Char Technologies is a cleantech development and services company. It specializes in high-temperature pyrolysis, converting woody materials and organic waste into renewable gases. It includes biocarbon development activated charcoal ‘SulfaCHAR’ and solid biofuel ‘CleanFyre’.

The company also provides custom equipment for industrial air and water treatment. It provides services in environmental management, site investigation, and remediation, engineering, and resource efficiency.

Char Technologies Ltd. (YES) is down 1.79 per cent, trading at C$0.55 per share at 3:34 pm ET.

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