HBI S.r.l. exploits the hydrothermal conversion (HTC) technology, to directly convert wet
biodegradable waste in Greenpeat. Greenpeat is a carbonaceous material, that can be used for renewable energy production, or as soil improver: Greenpeat increases the productivity of the land by 30%, reducing the need of water and of fertilizes. In this way Greenpeat could be a valid substitute of fossil carbon (normally used for the production of thermal and electrical energy) and of fossil peat.
However HBI strength is also in the technology used to produce Greenpeat. This treatment is extremely more efficient and clean, if compared to the common technologies applied to wet organic substrates, such as composting or anaerobic digestion. According to this, HBI technology can address simultaneously the effective management of municipal solid waste, according to the concept of circular economy, and the need to find new renewable and clean way to preserve fossil resouces.