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Our Technology

A Sustainable Future.

Our innovative HTU technique is at the forefront of sustainable residue  management solutions, providing a unique and cost-effective approach to converting biomass residues into sustainable biofuels like Biodiesel, Sustainable Aviation Fuel and others applications. The HTU technology has the potential to significantly reduce our environmental footprint.

At Movanta we believe that sustainability and profitability go hand in hand. Our HTU technology not only offers a sustainable residue management solution, but it also provides an opportunity to generate revenue from biomass residues by creating valuable energy. Applying our technology is a win-win for both the environment and businesses, as it enables companies to improve their bottom line, while reducing their environmental impact.


"At Movanta, we believe that sustainable bio-residue management is not just a responsibility but also an opportunity to create a better world."

Our HTU Technology






Instead, the HTU Technology enables the production of a sustainable, renewable, and carbon-neutral source of energy that will replace fossil fuels in transportation and power generation.

Residuals from Agriculture, Horticulture and Food Industry

We use waste materials and organic matter that would otherwise be discarded or incinerated and produce green house gasses without being put to further use.


Heating the Feedstock





This creates a subcritical water environment, which enables the rapid and efficient breakdown of complex organic molecules into simpler, more useful compounds.

The HTU technique involves heating the feedstock in the presence of water to a temperature and pressure, typically between 200 and 400 degrees Celsius and 100 to 250 bar, respectively.

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The process is highly energy efficient and can produce large amounts of biofuels from a wide range of feedstocks.

A liquid bio-crude is produced that can be refined or converted into biofuels, bio coal or Hydrogen. The gaseous by-products will  be used for energy production, making the process highly efficient.

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Cutting-edge Technologies

An advantages of the HTU Technology is that it can process a wide range of feedstocks, including the municipal Organic Wet Fraction of the domestic waste, sewage sludge, biogas digestate, agricultural biomass residues and manure. By using these residual materials as feedstocks for biofuels, we are not only reducing residues but also producing a valuable energy source. 

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Highest Quality Standards





The state-of-the-art facilities and equipment enable us to produce biofuels will meet the highest quality standards. We apply advanced processing techniques and quality control measures to ensure that the produced biofuels are consistent, reliable, and safe to use.

Movanta is working on a number of biofuel projects. In these projects residues and biomass are converted into biocrude and biogas from a variety of feedstocks. 

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The HTU technique is effective at addressing the nitrogen problem since it converts the gaseous nitrogen components into components that can be applied as fertilizer in combination with potassium- and phosphorus compounds.


The HTU (Hydrothermal Upgrading) technique developed by Movanta is an highly effective method for producing biofuels from organic waste materials while also addressing the problem of nitrogen emissions and immissions.

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About Biofuels

Biofuel is a type of fuel that is produced from renewable biological resources such as non-edible plants, agriculturalresidue streams, and even animal fats. It has gained significant attention in recent years as an alternative to fossil fuels, which are non-renewable and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions causing a gradual warming-up of the earth.


One of the main benefits of biofuels is that they are renewable and sustainable. Unlike fossil fuels, which take millions of years to form and are finite in quantity, biofuels can be continually replenished through the growth of crops, residue stream like manure and the Organic Wet Fraction of domestic refuge and many other organic materials. This means that biofuels will reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and help mitigate climate change.

Biofuels also have a lower carbon footprint than traditional fossil fuels. When they are fuelling means of transport, like a truck or airplane , biofuels release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, but the carbon dioxide is offset by the carbon that is absorbed by the plants used to produce the biofuels. This means that the net carbon emissions from biofuels are zero.

There are different types of biofuels, including ethanol, biodiesel, and biogas. The HTU technology produces a biocrude that can be applied in various industries like Refining and Steelmaking and Transportation. 

At Movanta, we are committed to promoting sustainable solutions for waste management and renewable energy. We believe that biofuels plays an important role in the transition to a more sustainable energy future. By working with our partners and clients to develop innovative biofuel projects, we can help reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and create a more sustainable future for generations to come.

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