Ecoslops, player in the circular economy, is implementing innovative technology to regenerate oil residues into new fuels and light bitumen. The first industrial processing unit of Ecoslops, with an annual production capacity of 30,000 tons / year, is located in the port of Sines (Portugal).
Other projects are being developed in Marseilles - La Mède (France), Antwerp (Belgium) and the Suez Canal region (Egypt).
Ecoslops' technology is based on :
a perfect mastery of the collection, processing and refining processes of slops and sludges
and a major innovation: the P2R column.
With its integrated and innovative approach, Ecoslops offers port infrastructure, waste collectors as well as ship owners an economic, ecological, traceable and transparent solution that complies with international and European regulations on the collection and processing of slops.
A first industrial-scale processing unit is operational since June 2015, in the port of Sines, Portugal.
Mission and ambition
Their goal is the fight against marine pollution by oil residues released at sea by ships. Ecoslops technology plays an important role in achieving this goal by reducing the collection costs imposed on shipping companies and by producing new fuels and light bitumen on an industrial scale.
Ecoslops’ ambition is to establish itself as a major player in the treatment of hydrocarbon residue. To achieve this, Ecoslops, player in the circular economy, is implementing an innovative technology that allows optimized treatment of these residues in new fuels and light bitumen.
The Ecoslops technology is innovative due to its ability to treat maritime oil residues (slops and sludges) containing water, sediment, heavy metals and various other pollutants.
For these industrial residues, which are most often incinerated for lack of recovery, Ecoslops offers a sustainable solution that is economical, transparent, traceable and respectful of environmental standards.
Ecoslops also benefits from expertise in the processes of collection, treatment and refining of slops and sludges, and ensures the traceability of oil residues. As a result, it is able to offer an integrated process that represents an appealing alternative for port infrastructure, waste collectors and ship owners.
With the launch of its first industrial unit in Port of Sines, Portugal, Ecoslops has taken its technology beyond proof of concept to apply it on an industrial scale. Ecoslops is also the first company sustainably processing petroleum residues into valuable new products.
Through its integrated process, Ecoslops offers shipping companies the opportunity to minimize the cost of the collection and treatment of hydrocarbon residues from their ships. It has already secured a significant portion of the petroleum waste supply for its Sinès facility through ship owners and European waste collectors.
Several slops micro-refinery projects have already been identified around the world and are under development at various stages of development (Marseille la Mède, Antwerp, Suez Canal, etc.).See more