Turning Waste into Energy


Emergent Waste Solutions (EWS) is a B.C. business that is deploying clean tech solutions to turn waste into valuable products and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, without using incineration.

Using a process called thermolysis, EWS’s technology produces carbon from waste, such as wood fibre, rubber and plastics, for a wide variety of applications including biochar for agricultural uses, activated carbon for filtration, and carbon black for rubber product applications. The energy byproducts are syngas, used primarily to power its own operations, as well as bio oil and light diesel fuel, which can be used for home heating and other applications.

Beyond the potential applications of this technology in BC, EWS is opening a plant in Alberta, helping our neighbours turn their waste into valuable resources.

Read BC’s Climate Leadership Plan [PDF]