History of Estech USA, LLC
The origins of this technology date to a system first built as a prototype at the University of Alabama in 1992.
Estech’s origins date back to 1998 when The Slane Group purchased the Mod-1 “proof-of-concept” design used in the University of Alabama experiments and operated it in Sheffield, UK under the name Remtec Ltd., (Remediation Technologies Limited) as the precursor to a commercial Mod-2 FiberCycle® System.
In 2002, The Slane Group opened a fully functional, commercial Mod-2 plant in Wales. With the experience gained from the Mod-2 design and with an understanding of emerging market drivers, the company decided to design a system, the Mod-3 system, that addresses all future environmental and industry requirements and can operate profitably without subsidies.
Estech Europe was formed by Jack Allen Group and The Slane Group in 2003 to commercialize the technology throughout the European continent.
Estech USA, LLC acquired all rights to Remtec’s rights and assets in 2010. It was formed to continue the development of the MOD-3 System and to commercialize this novel municipal solid waste (MSW) autoclaving system. first built as a prototype at the University of Alabama in 1992
During years 2006-2010 in partnership had developed between today’s Estech USA team and the VT Group (IP Licensee), jointly the two companies actively pursued commercialization of the technology in the US and in Europe.
VT Group acquired Estech Europe and pursued the development and construction of the “first of class” plant in Wakefield, UK. VT Group was subsequently taken over by Babcock and the Wakefield project was sold to Shanks Environmental Services. The project commissioned in 2015 and has been successfully operating since.
In the meantime, Estech USA continued the development of the MOD-3 System.
In 2010 Estech USA was commissioned by Fater s.p.a./Procter&Gamble to develop a special variation on the patented MOD-3 System, now MOD-4 System, to process hygiene products, specifically, used diapers and coincidental medical waste. This project successfully commissioned in 2015 and continues to operate. P&G is commercializing the MOD-4 System technology with their added improvements.