Hatch and ABSL announce strategic alliance on plasma gasification solutions

March 4, 2024

Swindon, UK – Hatch and Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd. (ABSL) announced today a strategic alliance to bring solutions to market for the conversion of waste to higher value products through plasma gasification, specifically RadGas technology.  

RadGas is a specialized technology that converts waste and biomass materials into synthesis gas integrating a fluid bed gasifier, direct current (dc) plasma furnace, and heat recovery boiler. It offers a highly efficient, reliable process, producing a synthesis gas free of tars and particulates.  

ABSL’s Swindon demonstration plant is a first-of-a-kind facility converting household waste into grid-quality biomethane using RadGas technology. Hatch began its relationship with ABSL advising on the operation of the dc plasma furnace in Swindon. The strategic alliance announced today will see Hatch develop a design and delivery plan for a commercial dc scale furnace specifically for RadGas, as well as offering the integration of RadGas with other product technologies to deliver end-to-end solutions to the market.  

Robert Francki, Hatch’s global managing director, Energy, shared,

“ABSL’s RadGas technology has tremendous potential as a GHG reducing solution for turning waste into low carbon products. We are proud to contribute our well-honed furnace technology and unique ability to engineer and deliver integrated, technologically advanced, and complex facilities.”

“We see this strategic alliance as an exciting step to building a long-term partnership that will underpin delivering a robust technology today and long into the future,” said Nathan Burkey, ABSL’s Executive Chairman “Hatch’s gasification expertise and technology implementation heritage bring world class delivery capability to our RadGas offering.”

ABSL is a UK technology company that provides design and support services to engineering contractors and third-party developers of advanced biofuel facilities. They also own and operate the world’s first plant that converts household waste into bio-substitute natural gas (BioSNG) through gasification. The ABSL facility, located in Swindon, UK, converts 8,000 tonnes of waste into 22GWh of gas each year. 

Hatch is an established technology development, global engineering, project execution, and professional services firm, providing services from project conception through implementation and operations support. Hatch will bring its industry leading plasma furnace technology and experience in designing end-to-end gasification solutions to complement ABSL and the RadGas technology line-up. 

Hatch has global experience with electric smelting furnaces throughout its sixty-eight-year history. Many of the facilities implemented with Hatch furnace technology are unique, customized to the specific application. The RadGas requirements fit well within Hatch’s range of experience. 

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About Hatch

Whatever our clients envision, our teams can design and build. With over six decades of business and technical experience in the energy, mining, and infrastructure sectors, we know your business and understand that your challenges are changing rapidly. We are deeply engaged in the energy transformation from sustainable fuels production, power generation, storage and transmission/distribution to applications in both the public and industrial sectors.  We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient and more innovative. We draw upon our 10,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.   

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About ABSL

ABSL is a UK technology company and project developer dedicated to providing solutions to the challenges of Net Zero in the production of advanced biofuels. They are the owners of RadGas technology which offers very high efficiency, reliable syngas production from waste and biomass residues. In addition, ABSL provides design and consultancy services to engineering contractors, developers and owners of advanced biofuel facilities.