Europlasma Group in Morsens (Landes), headquartered in Pessac (Metropolis of Bordeaux), a specialist in technology for the removal of contaminants using a plasma burner, is accelerating its development. Director Jerome Garnas-Creyo, Europlasma, which now employs almost 200 people, is listed on the stock exchange and thus announces that it has launched an investment of around 2.5 million euros to support Satma Industries (formerly Satma PPC) in Grenoble. . ), which the Landes group took over in April last year, from a new production line.
Satma Industries produces aluminum anodes. Electronic components needed for the production of electrolytic capacitors, these small cylinders, which are found, in particular, in computers and which are used to store energy in the form of electric charge. Thanks to this investment, Satma Industries, which has so far had twelve production lines, will get another one that should be productive. ”twice as high as the previous ones, reducing energy consumption by more than 25%“.
Request for recycling 1000 tons of asbestos waste
Prior to the acquisition, Satma PPC had a turnover of 9.4 million euros in 2021 against 8.7 million in 2020, with a net profit of 400,000 euros. Europlasma also reports that it is exploring the possibility of additional investment to install a boiler on the site of Satma Industries, which runs on solid renewable fuel (SRC). A very technical fuel for recovery, in which the Landes Group is an expert. On the other hand, the Europlasma Group sees new opportunities in its well-known field, namely the final neutralization of asbestos waste, in which the group was one of the first specialists in the world thanks to its subsidiary. Inert. The market in which the Canadian group Pyrogenesis is also positioned.
Inertam has received requests to export 1,000 tons of asbestos waste from Italy for glazing at its Morsenx site. The export files are being checked by the Italian authorities, and the first deliveries of asbestos waste to the Inertam site are to take place within a year. and stretch for several months “, – comments the management of Europlasma.
Ultrachlorinated household ash in China
The latter also announces that Europlasma Environmental Technology (EET), its subsidiary in China, has just completed the installation of a pilot furnace for final cleaning by glazing ash from incinerators (volatile ash) in its research and development with Hangzhou Diangzi University. (HDU), in eastern China. Europlasma has been processing this fly ash called Refiom for years, but has had to adapt to Chinese realities.
“Europlasma’s historic glazing process has been adapted to the type of fly ash on the Chinese market, which contains a high concentration of chlorine,” the group explains.
Europlasma management also notes that incinerators in China have a processing capacity of 100,000 to 200,000 tons per year. This ash during incineration is a hazardous waste in which all heavy metals are concentrated and will account for 4% of the total amount of waste coming to the incinerator. More specifically, Europlasma should immediately begin a full-scale test of four municipal waste incineration plants belonging to a large Chinese group, whose identity is not disclosed. The latter owns about thirty such incinerators and wants to make sure that the solution of Europlasma is effective before spreading it around the perimeter.