Waste is not redudant, it as abundant. Organic waste is one of the largest sources of pollution, while losing valuable stored nutrients and energy. We see this as a huge opportunity - where biomass can be processed and harnessed, we step in to reduce the impact of waste.
Energy remains the biggest cause of anthropogenic climate change. Renewable energy sources, like solar and wind, have become cheaper and more accessible but they alone cannot counter the effects. We want to unleash the full potential of bioenergy and for it accessible for everyone, everywhere.
80% of energy consumption in agriculture comes from fertilisers. Intensive chemical use degrades our land at an alarming rate - land which would otherwise be growing our food, materials and biofuels. We aim to reverse the problems in land nutrition and soil productivity in the long run.
As the human population grows and wealth increases, the demand for protein and amount of livestock waste increases linearly. By 2030, 5 billion tonnes of manure is generated every year, with the vast majority being deposited by livestock. Typically, waste is sent to manure pits, where manure rots and toxic gases like ammonia and nitrous oxide are evaporated. It can also seep into nearby rivers and can contaminate our groundwater supply.
Due to the dispersive nature of livestock farms locations in the Netherlands, a decentralized manure waste management system is needed. The Pyropower is developing Daisy, a mobile and affordable waste management system that is sent to the farms on request ofthe farmers.
Pyropower has implemented a portable energy-producing device which manages crop waste decentrally and involve biochar in the market.The device can function as a heater to dry plants crops. Indonesia offers a great place for us start, where off-grid, agriculture communities are largely concentrated. We started on a small island in Lombok in the Southern Peninsula of Indonesia, where smallholder farmers (less than 2 hectares each) are engaged in coffee, cocoa, casava and candlenuts, rice and tobacco production.
One of the major producers of organic waste are breweries, and they are also aware of their environmental impact. Elav brewery is a craft beer brewery based in Bergamo, Italy, and in collaboration with us, is trying to find a truly green solution to this waste disposal problem, while providing biochar for the Elav agricultural society to grow hops. See more about Elav Brewey and the Society at: https://www.elavbrewery.com/it/mondo-elav/societa-agricola-elav (in IT)
Project Elav is currently in pilot stage and we're looking for solutions to first reduce the moisture of the brewer's waste. If you are interested in learning more about Project Elav or about opportunities of managing your waste as a brewer, do contact us directly!
Kuwunkia in Chichewa, the national language of Malawi means “To illuminate”. Pyropower is working with people in Malawi, for the people of Malawi, to provide them access to energy which is affordable, sustainable and Clean. This comes in the form of energy the community need most for basic livihood needs - Heat for clean cooking, lighting and mobile phone charging.learn more about PROJECT KUWUNIKA here