2013
Clean Technology
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Dr. Peter Tsantrizos

Terragon Environmental Technologies

Peter developed the concept of “Zero-Waste Discharge Habitat through Integrated Resource Recovery,” in which all materials that are normally considered waste are transformed into resources–like energy, water and bio-char–at the site where the waste is generated.To enable the concept, he invented and developed MAGS, a gasification-based appliance that transforms any organic waste–including plastics, oily sludge, paper, food and cloth, alongside others–into bio-char, water and thermal energy. Integrating MAGS with WETT (wastewater treatment to reusable water) produced a fully integrated resource recovery approach for any habitat–of particular value immediately to small communities and through export.