August 15, 2014 — GLOBE Performance Solutions (GPS) and the Canadian ETV Program are pleased to announce the forthcoming completion of Canada’s first international environmental technology co-verification with Korea. Under this project, GPS is working in close collaboration with our GPS-Consortium member and Verification Expert, the Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence (EWMCE). The EWMCE is a leader in the development of state-of-the-art knowledge, technology and facilities for wastewater treatment and solid waste management using process streams from fullscale municipal operations. Completion of the Canada-Korea Co-Verification project for EnbioCons “System for Sludge Advanced Fuel and Energy” (SAFE) technology is expected by early September 2014.
EnbioCons Co., Ltd. of Seoul, Korea, is a recognized leader in the Korean organic waste management industry, well known for construction and operation of large-scale sewage sludge treatment facilities in the Seoul and Busan metropolitan areas. The company’s SAFE technology is employed for sewage sludge drying, using a two-axis rotary type disintegrator in a hot air kiln dryer. The resulting end-product is a dried, pellet-like material that can be used as a dry fuel source.
This marks an important milestone in technological collaboration between Canada and Korea and paves the way for future co-operation between GLOBE Performance Solutions and the Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI), which delivers the Korean ETV Program. Moreover, this initiative opens the doors to Canadian technology companies seeking to establish greater market presence in Korea, particularly in light of the recently concluded Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Korea.