What’s in a Kilowatt Hour?

  The average home in Alberta uses roughly 7,200 kilowatt hours of energy per year. For those of us who aren’t electricians, a kilowatt hour may be quite difficult for us to understand, let alone visualize. Imagine a softball in your hand. Imagine that same...

IRSI on CJSR’S Terra Informa

A few weeks back at IRSI was interviewed by our friends at Terra Informa, an award winning environmental radio show that has its roots in Edmonton but is now broadcasted in over fifty communities throughout Canada. In the interview, IRSI talks about our Ulysses...

Have You Ever Burnt Toast?

Of course you haven’t, but if one day that happens, you will have tried pyrolysis without even realizing it! Pyrolysis is the process of heating biomass in the absence of oxygen*, such as leaving something in the oven for a little too long. Because the definition is...

The Big Green Machine

Our friends at the St.Albert Gazette recently wrote a feature article about IRSI! You can find it by clicking here.

Ulysses 1.0 Slow Pyrolysis System

We’ve had a busy few months over at IRSI! The team building the Ulysses 1.0 is finished fabricating and we are in the process of cold commissioning! Only two more weeks until we begin the move to the Edmonton Waste Management Centre. The Ulysses 1.0 is a 5 ton/hour...