Anyone familiar with the procurement process for the U.S. Military can attest that it can be time-consuming and byzantine. With the buy-America/America First politics that currently exists south of the border, the contract signed between PyroGenesis, a Canadian company based in Montrel, and the U.S. Department of Defence is nothing short of amazing.
PyroGenesis recently secured contracts with the US Military totaling US$509,000 for general ongoing upgrades and maintenance. The company said that work on these contracts has already begun, and all the contracts will be completed by the end of the year (Q4-2018).
“These contracts are a further testament to the level of confidence military organizations have in our experience and expertise,” said P. Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis. “It further underscores our ability to perform to the highest standards, military standards, and this is serving us well as we expand our other business segments into industries which have similar exacting demands.”
The company’s APT torch is at the heart of its plasma waste processing and waste to energy technologies and have been deployed by the US Department of Defense. Developed initially as a solution for waste destruction and subsequent energy recovery, the plume from an APT can reach more than 5000 degrees C, making it excellent tool for the transforming of materials to value-added products.
The torch can be modified for uses with different gases and reach power levels ranging from 50 kW to 500 kW.
“More than 20 years of working with the military has provided us with the credibility few, if any, companies of our size have,” commented Pierre Carabin, Chief Technology Officer of PyroGenesis.
This is the latest contract with the U.S. military for the company. In January 2018, the company announced it had signed a number of contracts with the U.S. military totaling US$218,000. As of January 2018, the combined value of PyroGenesis contracts with the U.S. military were in excess of US$1.4 million.
Florida WTE Installation
An example of the work performed by PyroGenesis for the U.S. Military includes a Transportable Plasma Waste-to-Energy System at the U.S. Air Force Base in Hurlburt Field, Florida. The system became operational in 2010. It can handle a mixture of Municipal, Industrial, Hazardous and Biomedical Waste at a rate of 3,100 metric tons per year. PyroGenesis provided a turnkey delivery of the facility, including building and infrastructure, project manager, equipment provider, and a subcontracted operator of the facility.
Pyrogenesis designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes advanced plasma processes. The company provides engineering and manufacturing expertise, contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, additive manufacturing (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. Pyrogenesis employs engineers, scientists and technicians who work out of the company’s Montreal office and 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility,
The core competencies of PyroGenesis is providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. The company’s operations are ISO 9001:2015 certified, and have been ISO certified since 1997.
PyroGenesis Canada Inc. is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR), and on the OTCQB Marketplace (Ticker Symbol: PYRNF).