By and for solar energy
The SMO® process uses solar energy as the primary source to treat waste products, produce electricity and purify water. Using solar energy as source of energy creates carbon sinks combating global warming. The SMO® process, by converting wastes into raw material, starts a sustainable local development with a virtuous industry using solar energy.
Innovative and eco-responsible, the SMO® technology is a clever alternative to rethink cities in addressing its main issues, i.e. respect for the environment, water, waste and energy.
From biomass to activated carbon
The chemical or thermal activation created by solar energy allows the SMO® process to convert biomass into high added value products, including activated carbon, charcoal from straw or biochar. Nowadays, activated carbon plays a vital role in the energy industry for depolluting flue gases.
Other applications include compounds purification and chromatography in the chemical industry, water and air pollution control in environmental technologies, or in production and energy storage.
Waste - Electricity
A gasification step converts all the coal into syngas by recycling a significant mass of CO2, or possibly methane, up to 50% of gasified carbon mass. The resulting syngas can be transformed in electricity using a turbine process. This way a SMO® operating site recycling 54 tons of waste per day can generate 96MW / h of electricity, assuming a peak power of 4MW.