International Composting Corporation (ICC Group)
International Composting Corporation (ICC Group) is a Canadian based renewable energy company committed to Waste to Energy technologies. ICC has developed patented proprietary technologies able to convert organic waste from food, yard & garden, wood, etc, into compost, heat, and electricity through the use of composting, gasification and steam/turbine technologies, and liquid biofuel production from fuel cell exhaust gas. ICC believes that it is possible to re-create a green world, with green energy, green jobs and a green lifestyle for a healthy and wealthy future for all.
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- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Waste to Energy
- Market Focus:
- Internationally (various countries)
- Year Founded:
- Delivery of profitable, sustainable carbon zero fuel and energy solutions from organic waste.
- ICC’s major goals, identified to support and deliver on the Company’s vision and mission are:
- Develop technologies to provide sustainable organic waste to energy solutions.
- Provide continued support to facilities for improved sustainability and profitability.
- Research and development of new technical platforms for continued market share and improved profitability.
- Develop improved company infrastructure to help manage growth and deliver effective facilities.
- Develop strategic partnerships to improve ICC’s ability to deliver sustainable solutions.
- Develop independent Quality Stewardship programs for all of our operations.
- The ICC Group started as International Composting Corporation in June 2002.
- ICC acquired patented composting technology developed by Orca Environmental Corporation between 1998 and 2002 and developed the technology to provide an innovative in-vessel composting solution for managing source separated organics in a more time-efficient and more cost-effective way.
- Further developments and technology acquisitions have resulted in ICC’s ability to process organic waste that were once land filled into nutrient rich organic compost.
- ICC’s first objective was to develop solutions for commercial compost production.
- In 2002 the technology for heat/electricity co-generation, or synthetic biodiesel production, from organic waste sources was not sufficiently advanced to commercialize. So, ICC started to research and develop further technologies to convert organic waste into heat, power and synthetic biodiesel (under R&D).
- In order to process organic food waste into energy or synthetic biodiesel a progression of homogenization and in some cases drying needs to be performed in preparation for the gasification stage.
- ICC’s bioreactor produces compost that can be used as the first step in creating a feedstock for gasification.
- The bioreactor technology has been successfully proven, ICC’s Nanaimo facility is cash positive and the technology is shown to be competitive by the sale of one compost facility in the UK.
- In 2011, ICC upgraded its Nanaimo, BC facility as its waste to energy demonstration plant by installing gasification technology to convert organic waste to heat and electricity.
- In 2004, ICC started a joint venture development with a Gasification Engineering company who has developed proven gasification to heat solutions in Canada and Ireland.
- At the end of 2011, ICC signed a joint venture agreement with Assured Asset Finance in the UK to commercialize ICC’s waste to energy solutions and gasification technology in the UK.
- ICC’s first facility opened April 1, 2004, located at Duke Point, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.
- The facility has a capacity of 100 tonnes per day. In 2011 this facility was processing over 90 tonnes per day of SSO waste and yard & garden waste at 90% of capacity. The facility can be upgraded to process a maximum intake of 150 tonnes per day which is planned for 2012.
- In May 2010, ICC obtained a 5-year contract with an additional five year renewal from the Regional District of Nanaimo for source separated residential waste from approximately 50,000 households in the entire regional district. This is a “put or pay” contract for a minimum annual payment.
- In 2010, ICC upgraded the Nanaimo plant with the installation of a research gasifier to support ICC’s development of heat and electricity technology as well as synthetic fuel production.
- In the UK approximately 1.5 million tonnes of biodegradable waste material is composted each year. To meet the European Union (EU) targets it has been estimated that the UK will need to divert 17 million tonnes of biodegradable organic waste per year from landfill, with the majority of this material being Source Separated Organics (SSO) waste.
- In 2007, ICC established a subsidiary in the UK to take advantage of the growing SSO waste programs developing in Europe as a result of the Animal By-Products Regulation put into place by the EU.
- ICC's UK office is located in Letchworth, near London.
- ICC’s development in the UK market will involve turnkey waste to energy facility sales to existing operations.
- ICC UK entered into a joint venture with Levenseat Limited of Scotland for the formation of Levenseat Organics Limited. ICC UK sold Levenseat Organics Limited a 60 tonnes per day composting system and has retained 25% ownership of Levenseat Organics Limited.
- The facility is located by Forth, Lanark, Scotland, ML11 8EP and comprises a 21,000 square foot building.
- The Levenseat Organics Limited In-Vessel Composting (IVC) Facility in Scotland started operations in March 2009.