Investment for an industrial project in Germany needed
by Dieter Blobner
MTE (Multistage Thermochemical Energy Conversion) Basalt Melting Plant
As a result of the ban on the storage of waste and carbon-rich materials, the waste management
industry is now confronted with a new problem.
The traditional waste management system of waste from industry that has to be controlled is also
about to cease and new efficient, ecological and economic technologies for thermal waste
management, recovery and recycling are required.
Our MTE basalt melting plant meets these future environmental requirements of low emission of
CO2 and hazardous substances.
No residual waste that has to be disposed of will remain at the end of the process. Therefore, the
environment will not be polluted any further by any remnants. Our procedure is the only all-round
economical and ecological solution worldwide, taking also into account the requirements of
The compactness of our plant integrates well in the overall infrastructure. There is neither odour nor
noise nuisance in the surrounding environment or area.
The available estate with a size of 52 ha can be purchased from the Land of Sachsen-Anhalt and is a
designated industrial area for all BImSchV plants.
We have an exclusive option to buy this estate.
The former refinery premises has been decontaminated and will be prepared free of inherited waste
in accordance with our land-use plan (site clearance). These premises are required for the MTE
basalt melting plant, as according to the EU directive waste may only be stored temporarily, treated
and thermically disposed of on such premises (industrial area for all plants falling into the category
BImSchV (Bundes-Immissionsschutzverordnung – Federal Immission Control Regulations).
This is an optimal location for us as it is in the centre of Germany with good transport connections
to the motorway network (A4 West-East connection and A9 North-South connection) and to the
railway network of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (the railway line goes into the premises).
In addition to the above ecological advantages of our MTE basalt meting plant there are also
various economic benefits reflecting the uniqueness of this plant.
Owing to the input material and the final stage of the module we are able to supply the entire plant
with power and even provide additional energy resources, e.g. for the local municipality. The waste
heat produced is used for the production of electrical energy in a steam turbine system.
Substitute fuels are not required either, as we are able to recycle pyrolysis oil in a special procedure,
i.e. the plant is self-supporting. Furthermore, it will be possible to produce fuel oil from the
In another special procedure, metal-containing industrial sludge is treated; metals such as steel,
copper, brass, nickel and chrome are separated from the sludge and returned to other industries for
We transform thermically recyclable remnants into energy sources which we need as fuel gas to
melt a mineral formula to basalt stone.
In this context we use our patented process “MTE” (multistage thermochemical energy conversion)
to generate energy from any input materials, to cauterise or heat the remaining solid material and
deliver it to the melting plant.
The finished product basalt stone is cast in moulds and provided as building material in the form of
blocks or gravel.
This building material has the lowest solubility in water (eluate value) and can be used for riverbank
fortification or road building despite the bonded pollutants it contains.
Owing to the unique module design of the MTE basalt meting plant, we are able at any time to
adjust to new requirements or standards within a short time and at low costs.
Several modules can be assembled to form a plant, thus markedly reducing the investment costs for
the main processing and mixing unit.
For reasons of availability, for the projected waste management plant we are planning a plant with
four double modules for the projected waste management plant.
This plant will be able to melt:
up to 500,000t/a of high-energy remnants and
up to 320,000t/a of mineral remnants
up to 400,000t/a of basalt stone.
About 82 MW/h of electrical energy will be supplied to the network.
This plant could be extended at the specified location, which means that about 30-50% of all
problematic waste in Germany could be processed at this location.
In view of future processing capacities that will be required in Germany, but also in the EU, prices
in waste management will increase enormously within the next decade.
The profitability chain shows that mainly profitable input materials deliver the required energy for
melting, which would then be mixed with profitable low energy pollutants in order to provide a
profitable output material (basalt stone) for the building industry.
The ecological advantage is that all kinds of polluted materials can be melted without disposal sites
Funds of 420 million Euros will be required for the MTE basalt melting plant.
170 full-time jobs will be created in this region by the plant, which will be subsidised by the Land
of Sachsen-Anhalt and additional subsidies for the MTE basalt melting plant may be claimed for.
We hope that we were able to offer you an interesting possibility to solve this social problem in a
cooperation based on fair partnership.