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HTCycle granted 1.9M Euros from European Union's Horizont 2020 SME Instrument Phase II
HTCycle is proud to announce that the company has been awarded by the European Commission SME Instrument Phase 2, the company has been granted with 1.9 Mio € for research and development activities, testing, studies, design and piloting of innovative processes. The project starts on the 1st of September 2018 and will last for 24 months, this funding will boost and accelerate the strategic plan of our company.The funds will be used to perform our unique cutting edge hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) technology. The sewage sludge reuse generates phosphate recovery, heavy metals and pharmaceutical residues extraction, the work is dedicated to the final integration tests of the whole process of hydrothermal carbonization (carbonization, separation, drying, recovery of phosphate and other valuables). The project will be carried out in cooperation with regional wastewater treatment plants and different agricultural and industrial sectors."Our...
HTCycle will exhibit at the CIIF 2018 in Shanghai, China
HTCycle is among the 18 EU companies selected by the SME Instrument to attend the China International Industry Trade Fair in China.The 20th session China International Industry Fair or CIIF 2018 is going to be held from 19 to 23 September 2018 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), China. Over 2,500 Chinese exhibitors and foreign companies will be showcasing their products and technologies and more than 160,000 trade visitors and buyers from over 75 countries are expected to attend the event from industrial segments, like IT, electronics, automobile, machine tool components, industrial automation, environmental protection machinery and equipment, logistics, shipbuilding and construction. For anyone who wants to visit us, HTCycle will be in the EU Pavilion 4.1H, Booth B228. We will present the latest improvements of the hydrothermal carbonization technology for biomass/sewage sludge and its environmental and ec...
A Chinese delegation of executives visits HTCycle
A team of executives from Beijing Tempro Technologies Inc. visited the headquarters of HTCycle on August 3, 2018. Mr. Jack Zhang (chairman) and Mr. Yan Jun Zhang (general manager) met HTcycle's senior management and made suggestions for future cooperation.Mr. Stepan Kusche, CTO of the company, personally led the tour at the HTC plant and spoke about the key features of our technology, processes and capabilities. The participants learned about the latest improvements in our technology and their economic and environmental benefits.The HTCycle concept combines resource conservation and profitability in an innovative way by recovering nutrients and valuable materials into marketable products. As starting materials are e.g. waste materials such as sewage sludge that can be converted to activated carbon, ammonium sulfate and struvite (MAP).The day was spent deep-diving into areas of potential collaboration. The visit resulted in the negotiati...
HTC plant tour - the opportunity to rediscover sustainable solutions
On 28th of June 2018, HTCycle staff welcomed representatives of OILBOB, RWE and Circle Carbon to the HTC plant in Relzow. We were honored to share our experience and knowledge about the hydrothermal carbonisation technology with companies active in the field of carbon and energy industry. The HTC technology and opportunities were discussed in detail during the tour but also during a meeting which followed the visit at the plant. Mr. Kusche, CTO of HTCycle and Mr. Kuhnle, CEO of HTCycle presented information about HTC process outcomes and business opportunities for companies seeking sustainable and eco-friendly technologies.   HTCycle technology is the most reliable and profitable solution for waste disposal, since the hydrothermal carbonisation of sewage sludge and eventually the downstream extraction, generate valuable products like phosphorus, sulphur, activated carbon, coal etc. This technology can be applied b...
VOLVO representatives visit HTCycle plant in Relzow
On 27th of June 2018, HTCycle headquarters was visited by a Swedish delegation from VOLVO Group. We were honored to have at our plant Mr. Robert Andersson, Manager Process Casting and Mr. Gert Karlsson, Senior specialist for Technical development and strategy at Volvo. Volvo Group Trucks Operations manufactures iron components at its location in Skövde, Sweden by using coke, but they want to replace this fossil substance with HTC coal from aqueous biomass.The plant tour was led by Mr. Stepan Kusche, who alongside HTCycle engineers showed our guests how the plant operates and how the process is managed in the control room. The HTC plant tour was followed by a detailed discussion about hydrothermal technology and its use in various industries. The ongoing operation of the HTCycle plant convinced the Swedish experts about the advantages of HTCycle’s batch process. Both, Mr. Anders...
Sewage sludge carbonisation demo at HTCycle headquarters
On 4th of June 2018 a demonstration of sewage sludge carbonisation was held at HTCycle headquarters. The event was attended by the mayor of Anklam, Mr. Michael Galander, representatives of Ministry of Economy, Labor and Health Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Greifswald Wastewater Plant,  GKU GmbH, ZV-Festland-Wolgast, Water Supply and Sanitation Union Usedom Island, University of Rostock, State Office for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Geology, TBI GmbH Neubrandenburg and Nordkurier.  We were honored to have at our head office the delegates and officials of the main institutions which focus and show interest in sewage sludge disposal with clean and profitable technologies. The delegates were invited to take a tour at the HTC plant and were familiarized with the process and the main characteristics of our technology. We conducted a real demonstration of how the HTC plant works and provided insights into the control room. This...
Presenting the only clean and sustainable way for sewage sludge
IFAT, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Environmental Technologies with over 140,000 visitors and 3305 exhibitors from around 60 countries took place in Munich from 14th to 18th May. For HTCycle this was a very successful trade fair with numerous visitors from all over the world and many opportunities to share ideas and experiences.Mr. Stepan Kusche, CTO of HTCycle presented the latest and leading improvements of the hydrothermal carbonization technology for biomass and sewage sludge and talked about its economic and environmental benefits.Hydrothermal carbonisation developed by HTCycle is based on a multi-batch process in which each phase is carried out in a separate tank offering a better control over pressure and temperature. The sewage sludge is converted into valuable nutrients, as the process generates coal, phosphorus, sulfur, carbon etc. This technology is profitable and useful to conserve natural resources and to ensure t...
Chinese delegation to visit HTCycle
On 12th of May, 2018 representatives of BGE (Beijing Geoenviron Engineering& Technology) visited the HTCycle  headquarters in Murchin, Germany. We were honored to have at our head office Mr. Jinming Ling, Executive Chairman of BGE, Mr. Xigang Gao, Vice Chief Engineer of BGE, Mr. Changqing Qi, Principal Engineer MSW of BGE and other engineers interested in our technology.  A presentation on HTC process and its outcomes was offered by Mr. Stepan Kusche, CTO of HTCycle. The participants learned about the latest improvements of our technology and its economic and environment benefits. The presentation was followed by a tour of the headquarters, where the Chinese delegation could see the first industrial-size HTC plant, as well as our first plant used for research and development.  HTCycle technology solves two of the greatest problems humanity currently faces: the sewage sludge and the ecosystem nutrie...
HTCycle GmbH to exhibit the cutting-edge technology of sewage sludge treatment
HTCycle GmbH was honored to participate at IE expo China which took place between 3 to 5 of May 2018 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The only clean, sustainable and profitable way for sewage sludge was presented by HTCycle GmbH to hundreds of visitors and exhibitors at the trade fair. For the first time, the company exhibited a real research HTC plant and used video animation to display the plant functionality. These, along with the graphic and stand information about the process and product portfolio, aimed to offer a comprehensible overview of the HTC technology and its importance to economy and environment.  Limited nutrients like phosphorus, activated carbon, ammonia sulphate result from the downstream extraction of hydrothermal carbonization developed by HTCycle. Today, this one of the most innovative and profitable approach toward two main problems of humanity: sewage sludge and ecosystem nutrient imbal...
AVA was awarded the SEAL of Excellence Certificate
BRUSSELS, March 5, 2018 - AVA was awarded the SEAL of Excellence within EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020. The award was offered for the project proposal submitted by AVA under Horizon 2020’s SME instrument phase 2. The project 811605, HTCycle which refers to the sewage sludge reuse with phosphate recovery and heavy metals absorption with an innovative HTC technology was scored as a high-quality project proposal in a highly competitive evaluation process. The evaluation was based on three criteria required to receive funding from the EU budget Horizon 2020: excellence, impact, quality and efficiency of implementation. The Seal of Excellence is the high-quality label awarded to projects submitted to Horizon 2020 which were deemed to deserve funding but did not receive it due to budget limits. It recognises the value of the proposal and supports the search for alternati...
HTCycle GmbH participates at IFAT trade fair in Munich
HTCycle GmbH is honored to announce its participation at IFAT trade fair which will take place from 14th to 18th of May 2018 at the Munich Exhibition Center. As a HTC technology leader, HTCycle gladly will present the latest improvements of the hydrothermal carbonization technology for biomass/sewage sludge and its environmental and economic advantages. HTCycle GmbH will be represented at 2 exhibition booths: Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), Hall B4-239/338 and Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall e. V. (DWA) community booths, Hall B2 127/226. IFAT is the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management and it is the perfect place to find intelligent strategies and solutions which can be used successfully for a long time. The exhibitors use innovative technologies to improve production processes and help to use raw materials more efficiently. At...
HTCycle GmbH participates at IE expo China
HTCycle GmbH gladly announces its participation at IE expo China which will take place in May 3-5, 2018 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The exhibition will cover all high potential markets in environmental area as Water and Sewage Treatment, Waste Management, Site Remediation, Air Pollution Control and Air Purification. HTCycle GmbH will exhibit in Hall E2 stand 2105. Being one of the technological leader of hydrothermal carbonization, HTCycle GmbH will use this opportunity to exhibit and deliver the necessary information about the latest improvement of hydrothermal carbonization process of sewage sludge to interested industries around the world. HTC technology developed by HTCycle GmbH has high economic benefits which consist in the production of biocoal, thus of activated carbon, but also in the recovery of phosphorus, used as fertilizer. Another essential desirable of this technology is the extract...
AVA GmbH was awarded the SEAL of Excellence Certificate
BRUSSELS, November 28, 2017 - AVA was awarded the SEAL of Excellence within EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020. The award was offered for the project proposal submitted by AVA under Horizon 2020’s SME instrument phase 2. The project 802044, HTCycle which refers to the sewage sludge reuse with phosphate recovery and heavy metals was scored as a high-quality project proposal in a highly competitive evaluation process.  The evaluation was based on three criteria required to receive funding from the EU budget Horizon 2020: excellence, impact, quality and efficiency of implementation. The Seal of Excellence is the high-quality label awarded to projects submitted to Horizon 2020 which were deemed to deserve funding but did not receive it due to budget limits. It recognises the value of the proposal and supports the search for alternative funding.   The Seal of Excel...
Official launch of the HTC plant in Relzow
RELZOW, November 20, 2017 – Last week AVA officially launched the hydrothermal carbonization plant in Innovationspark Vorpommen in Relzow, Germany. The ribbon-cutting event, which took place on 16th of November 2017, included a demonstration on the ground of the hydrothermal carbonization process led by Mr. Stepan Kusche, CEO of AVA. The participants at the event had the chance to learn about the process and to observe the production of coal from biomass on the spot. The event was followed by a presentation on renewable energy solutions developed in Innovationspark Vorpommen. Mr. Uwe Kuhnle, CEO of the Innovationspark Vorpommen, talked about the future vision of the innovation park and the ongoing projects in the field of hydrothermal carbonization, battery storage, solar thermal and photovoltaic technology. Along with the current resources and future developments and researches on wind energy and hydrogen production the par...
AVA at the 12th EU-China Business & Technology Cooperation Fair
CHINA, November 2, 2017 - AVA was honored to take part in the 12thEU-China Business & Technology Cooperation Fair, which took place in Chengdu and Qingdao, two vital strategic cities from the west and north part of China from 24th till 27th of October and respectively from 29th to 31st of October 2017. The fair gathered 1,500 representatives of companies, state/regional governments, clusters, business associations, EU-China Cooperation experts, universities, R&D institutions from west and north China, the European Commission, EEN partners and other entities who are seeking potential collaboration and partnerships with their counterparts.  As a participant at the fair, Mr. Stepan Kusche, AVA CEO, was pleased to share the company’s experience on hydrothermal carbonization process and its opportunities for the worldwide market. In both cities, Mr. Kusche had meetings with the representatives of the local and natio...
Würzburg sewage sludge day
Würzburg, June 25, 2017 - The newly established AVA presented itself in the context of the EU project R3Water on the Würzburg sewage sludge days 2017 from 20-22d of June. Stepan Kusche, managing director of the AVA, informed the present specialist audience about wastewater treatment by means of the HTC procedure. The advantages to conventional methods are obvious and left the listeners astonished. The patented treatment of sewage sludge ensures optimum utilization of the starting material with optional phosphorus recovery. "The consistently positive review of the meeting came to the fore in the official invitation to IFAT 2018. We are very pleased." 


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