A Rapa Nui delegation at Vernon’s C.N.P.P
It was on 5 September 2018, that the municipality of Rapa Nui and the Race for Water Foundation signed a draft agreement about a process to implement the Biogreen solution by 2020. The latter enables plastic waste to be converted into energy, via pyrolysis, and it is developed in collaboration with our partner ETIA.
Last week in Vernon, near Paris, a Rapa Nui delegation made up of around fifteen or so people* made the journey from the most remote Chilean Island in the world, to visit the pilot unit within the CNPP, a reference international protagonist in terms of risk prevention and control on both an environmental and professional level.
This industrial site, which accommodates the BIOGREEN unit with the utmost safety, is making a 1,000m2 plot available to us, thus enabling the installation of the machine in conditions akin to the actual situations in the various areas likely to host the device in the future, including Easter Island.
Gearing up for an installation in 2020, it was therefore essential for the Rapa Nui delegation to get a grasp of the entire installation in situ as well as exchange ideas with the engineers at ETIA – Olivier Lepez and Bastien Médrinal – as well as Marco Simeoni, in a bid to understand how the BIOGREEN device works whilst it’s right in front of them.
View or have another look at the videos on the page of our website that is dedicated to Biogreen technology.
*The delegation was made up of Representatives of the “Rapa Nui for Water” association, the Rapa Nui Municipality (those in charge of the island’s waste management), the President of the Rapa Nui parliament, which represents the Rapa Nui people in the Chilean government, representatives of the electricity provider “SASIPA”, representatives from the “Honui” families (the island’s supreme body), and finally representatives managing the “Ma’u Henua” national park.