IRR Waste 2 Energy
Head Office: Blyth Road Worksop, Nottinghamshire, UK, S81 0TP
Telephone: 01909 540000
The last decade was a game-changer in terms of technological advancements for dealing with hard to recycle material. With the circular economy concept and sustainability high on the agenda of businesses across the globe. Many have started to review their procedures and business practices which includes exploring ways to minimise their carbon footprint, increase their recycling and generate their own power.
IRR Manufacturing traded for over 14 years in South Africa and has operated a half tonne per hour continuous pyrolysis kiln since 2013. The kiln outputs were pyrolysis oil which was used as a fuel in the marine industry and a carbon char which was briquetted and used as a solid fuel. The pyrolysis plant ran for 6 years delivering both products continuously during that time.
To facilitate independent power generation for business, Carlton Forest Group invested in not only the technology of a pyrolysis process but the entire South African company – IRR Manufacturing, such was its belief that it had the potential to revolutionise power generation through a cyclical process. The acquisition was completed in 2018 and its visionary approach to the potential that this technology had was evident from the outset. In 2019 a fully functioning kiln was installed at the business headquarters in the UK.
Carlton Forest Group has established the UK subsidiary IRR Waste 2 Energy and this will serve as the main distribution and sales function for the pyrolysis kiln within the Group. It provides a platform to promote the technology in the UK and beyond and allows businesses to fully appreciate how such technology can be integrated into existing business operations to great effect.
Carlton Forest Renewable Holdings Ltd is the overarching company of IRR Manufacturing and IRR Waste 2 Energy and is a company dedicated to investing in a green future. It is committed to developing renewable energy solutions that provide alternative sources of energy. These alternatives sources can be utilised in the local environment by contributing to local heat projects for both domestic and commercial benefits.
Carlton Forest Renewable Holdings Ltd is committed to establishing tangible, viable alternatives that not only replace the carbon sources, but also provide ecologically friendly and aesthetically acceptable solutions via investment in solar power, wind power and waste to energy (biofuels) projects. These are all “green” alternatives to the current over utilised and rapidly depleting carbon energy sources that are commonplace in both domestic and commercial use. In order to achieve these goals, Carlton Forest Renewable Holdings Ltd is working with a worldwide team of both recognised and renowned experts in their respective fields to develop and deliver solutions to benefit the planet collectively.
The manufacturing base has been retained in South Africa and has been developed to cope with increased capacity by partnering with a manufacturing company who can provide a solid manufacturing base to achieve initial expected kiln sales.
Carlton Forest Board1.3
Chief Executive Officer
Group Finance Director
Group Operational Director
Group Commercial Director
IRR Waste 2 Energy Delivery Team1.4
Rory is considered globally, as one of the world’s leading pyrolysis and thermal engineers.
Rory commented: "The news that Carlton Forest’s pyrolysis oil has been approved by a third-party engine manufacturer adds great credibility to the massive impact such systems can have."
SA Technical Director
Adriaan started his career at Chrysler South Africa working his way up to manager. As part of his training he visited Hiroshima in Japan, to pioneer the use of BAR coding and just in time supplies. Adriaan joined BMW South Africa in 1982 and later became Operations Director (one of the youngest directors at BMW).
After owning a successful construction company, in 2005 Adriaan invested in IRR Manufacturing and the research and development of pyrolysis to recycle used tyres. Working with the IRR team together they created a successful pilot plant and by 2010 the first continuous plant was constructed. In 2019 Adriaan sold IRR Manufacturing to The Carlton Forest Group and was made Technical Director South Africa.
Technical Operations Manager
Highly experienced Operations Manager with an extensive background in manufacturing, including 13 years in FMCG at one of the UK’s largest manufacturing sites. Recognised as a strong and capable leader, developing high-performing teams, delivering major cost reductions and increased profitability via restructures and process efficiency initiatives.
Mick commented: "Delivering projects that integrate into day to day business operations is an area of expertise and my transferrable skills ensure that our technical operations will be efficient and process driven."
Divisional Commercial Director
Alex Matthias has over 20 years experience handling compliance in both engineering and energy sectors. He has worked at a senior board level with organisations helping them improve the energy efficiency of their property portfolios. Energy from waste is a sector that he has had specialist knowledge in over the past ten years supporting the development of a number of capital projects with their planning and licensing requirements.
Alex commented: "The very fact that our oil meets the stringent standards required by engine manufacturers is an incredible development for us and unlocks the potential for more businesses to be able to enjoy the benefits of producing power from waste tyres with ease."
The Story So Far1.5
IRR Manufacturing established
IRR South Africa producing oil
Ongoing production of oil for the marine industry
Ongoing production of low cost fuel
Carlton Forest - IRR acquisition
UK plant operational
UK oil production