After its collection, the waste is deposited by the truck in a container unit, the hopper. The hopper has a large storage capacity so the plant can run continuously with the waste gradually released according to the oven’s capacity. The waste is fed directly into the hopper in the same condition it has been collected.
No waste separation or manual input is required. The waste is fed into the carbonization oven via a conveyor belt, and is heated to 900C, beginning the recycling process.
The hopper is enclosed with strong metal gates and an exhaust system that isolates the waste smells even inside the processing unit. With no odors, problems associated with the attraction of animals such as birds, rats and flies are eliminated.
Waste carbonization means there is no oxygen inside the oven, therefore, so no burning flames and the usual toxic fumes from combustion, even at 900C. The waste is heated and dehydrated turning into char, not burnt or melted.

Also, alongside the waste, all leachate is collected through a gutter mounted on the underside of the hopper, and this is also fed into the oven.
A collector is located on the top side of the oven where all gases generated by the process are channeled through a tube to the distiller.
Inside the WCP all gases are retrieved, distilled, liquified and turned into a powerful highly marketable bio-liquid called pyroligneous extract.
The pyroligneous extract is a liquid substance widely used in various industrial processes as well as in farming.
The tube returning from the distiller goes to a filter where the gas temperature is reduced to minus 93C. During this step, all solid particles are retrieved and separated and only water is released to the atmosphere in vapor form.


Considering the causal relationship between human activity and global warming, GreenMine’s model contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gases and qualifies to obtain carbon credits by the terms of the Paris Agreement and other voluntary schemes.
GreenMine achieves this by the elimination of landfill issues and aborting methane emissions associated with decomposing organic matter, and through this addresses a cause of increasing global temperatures.

GreenMine Equipment

Some basic equipment is required to set up a GreenMine plant.

Receiving The Feedstock

The feedstock will continue to be collected by garbage collection vehicles.

A Thermal Process

GreenMine is a thermochemical decomposition of organic material.

Distiller And Recuperator

The dry and humid vapours formed in the GreenMine furnace are routed to the distiller.

Cooling Area Or Quarantine

After the GreenMine process, residues are transferred to a ‘cooling and formulation’ area.

Separation Of Materials

The automated system ‘sends a message’ indicating the lowered temperature.


This is responsible for the addition of vegetable pigments that aid in the agglomeration of the biochar.

Bio-coal Briquette Production (Optional)

The briquette machine, a component of the plant’s equipment, forms the bio-coal.

Waste And Bio-coal Production

GreenMine plants are designed to include degraded waste buried in landfill that can be mixed into the new feedstock.

Aleem Aftab

IT & Infrastructure

Aleem has a been working in the IT & Telecommunication Industry for the past 8 years. Aleem brings in his experience of working in an Internet Service Provider. He has also worked with major global brands and manufacturers in the Telecommunication Industry. Aleem looks after IT and Infrastructure at with added responsibilities.

Colm Macqueen

Grants, Subsidies & Credits

Colm has extensive experience of green and environmental inventions through his work as a multilingual translation professional specializing in intellectual property (IP) and marketing since 2015. He is a Qualified Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting and provides language services both as a freelancer and agency owner. His background spans various countries and industries including recycling, finance, tourism, education, telecommunications and software. Colm is a keen supporter of initiatives and innovation for sustainable development. He is delighted to contribute to the GreenMine team by strengthening its fundraising efforts.

Dr Jacqui Taylor

Clean Tech Advisor

Dr Jacqui Taylor is #15 Most Influential Woman in UK Technology and one of 21 Most Inspiring Women in Cyber she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science in recognition of her 25 years of international web science research to deliver an equity agenda for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). She founded the Empathy Economy and pivoted her company FlyingBinary to meet the challenges of Web 3.0, the Metaverse IIoT with spectacular results. As one of the Top 100 European Angel Funders she has mentored many hundreds of 7,8,9 figure Founders including three unicorns, one on their way to decacorn. She is an Expert Advisor to the UK, EU, G20 and the United Nations on the future of technology and its impact on the sustainability agenda. As a High-level climate leader recognised by the UN for the delivery Net Zero 2030 plan she works with Fortune 500 clients to accelerate and implement their climate commitments. Her own personal commitment to climate change is the delivery of climate champion resources to her investment network, and over 10 million Empathy Economy businesses in 173 countries.

Jane Maher

Public Relations

An experienced, strategic PR and marketing professional with more than 20 years under her belt. Latterly, she has held several key senior roles including PR director, regional director and managing director of a satellite site at a fully integrated marketing agency.

She has worked across a variety of sectors including energy and renewables.

Amanda Jack

Investor Relations

Amanda has recently joined GreenMine as part of the Investor Relations team. She is delighted to be working with such a great team on these exciting, innovative projects. Prior to this she worked at CIBC for 17 years with the Investment Banking team and the Equities desk. She was responsible for their international roadshows and client events. Client relationships have been a main part of her previous roles, and it is something which she enjoys.

Paul Vousden

Corporate Communication

Experienced and successful senior executive. A seasoned entrepreneur who built his own PR and marketing company from zero to a million-pound fee business; followed by an interim career in large public and private sector organizations.

He has worked with many early-stage companies on strategic planning, market positioning and raising investment.

Helen Passfield

Head of Finance

Renewable energy asset management positions within major developers and fund managers from 2010. A founder member in several energy businesses and instrumental in their expansion and financing. Helen’s specialisation is wind, solar and BESS construction and asset management, she has worked on projects globally.

Nicholas Dimmock

Head of Investor Relations

Involved in the environmental sector since 2007, with over 50 environmental projects from municipal solid waste composting in India, to 1500 MW hydroelectric projects in Ecuador and the pre-construction development of over 260MW of solar sites in Mexico.

Chris Farmer

Project Manager

A qualified Chartered Surveyor, specialising in minerals, waste and environmental management. Chris has worked in the mineral extraction and waste management sectors for 25 years, involved in a wide range of disciplines including quarry and landfill site development. Since 2011, Chris has run his own waste brokerage and consultancy business, achieving sales over £40M.