PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis is the world leader in the design, development, manufacturing and commercialization of advanced plasma processes. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials, oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2008 certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian company on the TSX Venture Exchange

Company details

1744, William St., Suite 200 , Montreal , H3J 1R4 Quebec Canada

Locations Served

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Energy - Waste to Energy
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (ISO 9001:2008 certrfied) is an engineering solutions company based in Montreal. Canada. In 1991, our focus was almost exclusively on plasma torch development. However, we quickly identified waste issues as a target growth market for our exceptional plasma torch systems. We thus mastered the design and engineering of plasma-based waste treatment and waste-to-energy systems in partnership with such credible entities as the US Department of Defense. Today, we provide our patented and proven technologies to some of the most prestigious and demanding organizations in the world and are constantly innovating in order to exceed our customers' expectations.

Our mission is to provide cutting edge solutions tor our client's environmental, industrial and renewable energy needs. We aim to sustain our position as the vanguard of innovation and to set new standards within our industry. Through our highly qualified team of experts, we are able to use a customized approach to provide state of the art systems that exceed our customer's unique technological, environmental and business objectives.

PyroGenesis Canada's most valuable assets are its people - motivated professionals who ate dedicated to the growth of the company and who are committed to the future health and sustainable development of our planet.

The company's experienced engineers, scientists, and technicians, many of whom possess advanced degrees, are leading experts in the development and commercialization of plasma-based equipment and systems for waste treatment as well as for a wide variety of other environmental and industrial applications.

The vast experience and engineering capabilities of our staff, with vast knowledge and experience in high temperature processing and gas treatment, sets us apart from our competitors. We regularly propose customized processes to our clients, reflecting the flexibility, versatility, and wide knowledge base of our team.

Please meet our team by clicking on their silhouette.

What is Plasma?
Ptasma is the fourth state of matter, the others being solid, liquid, and gas. If you use water as a typical example, at room temperature it is in its liquid form, when it freezes it becomes a solid (ice), when we boil water it becomes a gas (steam) but if we continued to add energy to these water molecules they would dissociate (above 5000°C) and would enter their 'plasma' state.

Thermal plasmas can readily reach temperatures in excess of lO.OOOoC. Everyday examples of plasma include the sun and lightening.

Why Use Plasma?
Due to its high temperature and thermal capacity, plasma is capable of breaking down almost any material, including waste, into its simplest molecular form. In doing so, the gaseous effluents can then be safely treated or easily processed to recover energy or even to produce liquid fuels. Because the energy contained within the plasma is so great, all of the chemistry occurs very quickly enabling the design of very compact systems.

At PyroGenesis Canada, we are able to harness plasma's advantages and through years of development, we have produced some of the most efficient and cost effective plasma torches on the market.

The Need
The proper management of waste is a growing global concern. With landfills increasingly becoming unavailable through legislation or lack of space, the marketplace is looking towards resource recovery as part of an integrated and sustainable environmental solution to waste management.

The Benefit
PyroGenesis Canada's plasma gasification technologies are environmentally-sound, proven technologies with virtually no secondary wastes generated. Our systems are suitable for a wide variety of wastes, and can be designed to be NET energy producers. PyroGenesis Canada can provide scalable solutions (in some instances mobile or transportable options are available) and are designed to be safe and easy to operate with a single button start-up feature.