In 2005 Ron Giercke with RES/OP Technologies in Winnipeg approached MRAC with an idea to create a universal destructor that would convert any carbon-based waste to energy. This includes municipal garbage, biomass, medical waste and hazardous waste.
With support from MRAC, Giercke was able to build the first prototype called the Orverter. The name has since evolved to be the ROC, which stands for Rapid Organic Converter. The ROC can take any vegetable or animal material and completely destroy it through an odourless process that leaves behind a sterile ash and energy that can be used to heat buildings, generate electricity or power manufacturing. The prototype ROC has proven it can turn waste into energy, even eliminating pathogens like BSE.
“MRAC allowed us to build the first prototype that was a significant demonstration of our technology. Without their input it is unlikely that we would have built the prototype or at least built it as quickly as it was constructed,” says Giercke, technology manager for the Pronto Energy Group (formerly RES/OP Technologies).
In December 2010 Giercke met an investor who had an interest in waste and energy solutions for the planet. Together with this new investor, he’s taking the company to a whole new level.
“We are now well positioned to provide our leading edge technology to the global market,” says Giercke.
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