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Terragon: Next-Step in Ship Waste Handling

By Josh Keefe

Terragon Environmental Technologies

An important challenge for all

Inc., a developer of waste-to-resource companies offering technolo- technology solutions, has entered into a strategic partnership with Green Ma- gies that enable a cleaner and rine Capital (GMC). Terragon CEO and

Co-founder Dr. Panayotis Tsantrizos more ef? cient ship, is the sep- said the partnership will allow the com- pany to commercialize its products in aration between the owner and the marine sector. Terragon’s ? rst com- the operator of the ship, since mercially available product, the Micro

Auto Gasi? cation System (MAGS), is in some cases, the owner designed to convert each kilogram of organic waste generated by a habitat does not currently have a way into 2kWh of thermal energy by using gasi? cation technology the company to recover the cost of building says is clean and simple to operate. The technology was the winner of a recent a better ship through reduced award for Technical Innovation in North operating costs.

America. Currently, MAGS is commer- cially available in multiple market sec-

Dr. PanayotisTsantrizos, tors, and has been used by the military and isolated communities in the Canadi-

CEO of Terragon an Arctic. A second product, the Waste- water Electrochemical Treatment Tech- nology (WETT), converts sewage into Sverre Prytz, Managing Director of signed for the reduction/elimination of his company is developing; a class that clean water. Tsantrizos said that WETT Oslo and Singapore-based Green Marine waste streams, but for their use to gen- would have stricter performance require- is currently in the ? eld evaluation stage Capital, noted that regulatory changes in erate resources within any habitat,” said ments, but also be allowed to operate in of development, but expressed hope that 2013 increased the importance of waste Tsantrizos. “As such, they have to be port. Initial funding for the development

WETT will be commercially available management technology onboard com- very clean, safe, simple and have ex- of Terragon’s waste-to-resource technol- in 2016. The company said the combina- mercial vessels. “[Terragon’s] unique ceptional resource recovery ef? ciency. ogy came from the U.S. and Canadian tion of the two technologies will be able onsite waste-to-resource solution cou- MAGs meets all land based environmen- Navy and from Sustainable Develop- to eliminate waste discharge from any pled with a growing market makes this a tal regulations.” Tsantrizos expressed ment Technology Canada – a foundation habitat while reducing energy and water compelling opportunity,” said Prytz. hope that the IMO would create a new created by the Canadian government. needs. “Terragon’s technologies are not de- class of equipment for the technology

The company said the combination of the two technologies (MAGS & WETT) will be able to eliminate waste discharge from any habitat while reducing energy and water needs.


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