Etia and Race for Water are developing the Biogreen solution, an innovative concept enabling plastic waste to be converted into energy.
ETIA is a French engineering firm founded in 1989 specialising in industrial innovation in the thermal processing domain. Since the outset, the company’s ethos has always been geared around the sustainable, circular economy. In this way, ETIA has developed sanitation processes for use of food-vegetables that respect public health (thermal debacterisation of herbs, spices and seasonings…), together with processes for converting the non-edible parts of these vegetables into fertilizing materials and energy (process of torrefaction and pyrolysis).
Today, the company is extending its development to manufacturing processes for recovering the energy from residual waste and plastics to convert them into renewable energies, which are particularly suited to relocated ecosystems (process of gasification, and the production of electricity, methane and hydrogen). Therefore, it is entirely natural that ETIA was keen to join forces with the RACE FOR WATER foundation in developing industrial and economic solutions that respond to both the threat of pollution of the oceans via the flood of used plastics, and also the growing energy needs of the islands and coastal towns directly impacted by this pollution.