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Monday, 22 Oct 2012
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Jiji Press reported that Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co aims to boost sales in Europe of environmentally friendly special furnaces to incinerate waste.

As per report, the Tokyo based firm, under the wing of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, seeks to sell its gasification and melting furnaces featuring low emissions of harmful substances.

An official of the firm's Environmental Solution Division said that "Europe is a promising market where environmental regulations become tighter, including its reduction in the amount of waste landfill."

Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering, which was called Nippon Steel Engineering until the end of September 2012, aims to achieve annual order receipts of several units, worth some JPY 5 billion in total, in 2015 in Europe.

The furnace, developed by the firm in the 1970s, combines gasification and melting functions. Waste from households and elsewhere is injected into the furnace along with cokes and limestone for incineration. Some of the materials turn into gases at 300 to 1,000 degrees Celsius and others melt at 1,700 to 1,800 degrees.

The officials said that Dioxin generated from the process is far smaller in volume than that produced by other waste disposal furnaces.

The officials added that slag, a by product in the incineration process, can be used to make asphalt for paving. Surplus heat produced in the process can be used for electricity generation and air conditioning.

In Japan, the firm has won orders for 39 units of the gasification and melting furnace including in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture in north eastern Japan. In South Korea, the firm has won two orders.

Earlier this month, Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering secured a deal to build one for use in a waste disposal facility in northern Italy, the first order for the furnace in Europe.

To boost sales in the region, the firm opened an office in Dusseldorf in June. The office started research on the Italian, British, French and Spanish markets for waste disposal facilities.

Source - Jiji Press Limited

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