Grey to green
Message from the CEO
Vecor is a green technology company working passionately to keep the world's largest industrial solid waste out of the air, waterways and landfill.
The original inventions used by Vecor were conceived and patented by the University of New South Wales, Australia in 2002 & 2003. Through a process of continuous collaboration, development and innovation, a suite of commercial solutions (as well as several more patents!) has come to fruition.
Vecor's Systema Leonardo™ enables thermal power stations to safely and comprehensively eliminate fly ash liabilities by allowing their fly ash to be converted into high value building products such as Gres porcelain ceramic tiles for floor and wall coverings.
Systema Leonardo™ also enables significant environmental and cost savings over traditional ceramic manufacturing processes, through water, energy and labour savings whilst complying with the highest international quality standards.
Vecor is registered in Hong Kong with business operations in Australia, China, India, Italy, and the Philippines.
Traditional methods of disposal of fly ash waste from thermal power stations include capturing the heavy smoke (fly ash) by precipitators fitted to the smoke stacks. Some is sold to the cement and related industries and the rest is pumped into ash dams or landfill. Significant quantities of water may be used to suppress the fine dust. The ash is a result of residual clay in the coal. After the clay gets heated in the coal furnace it emerges as ultra-fine particles. While the physical properties differ substantially from natural clay, the chemical composition of the ash is almost identical to many types of clay used by the ceramic industry. Porcelain tile manufacturing is a resource intensive and environmentally costly process. It requires mining of numerous virgin materials, which often require transportation across large distances to tile factories. The manufacturing process consumes significant quantities of water and energy. Tile factories themselves are generally not located near the end market and further long-haul transportation is required.
Thermal power generation
High grade Gres porcelain tile manufacturing
Vecor's Systema Leonardo™ greatly improves the environmental credentials of both thermal power generation and ceramic tile manufacturing. Through combining innovations in material sciences, chemistry and mechanical hardware engineering, significant raw material, energy, transportation and water savings are made in addition to eliminating the pollution from fly ash.
Power stations that colocate a Systema Leonardo™ with their generation activities not only eliminate their fly ash liabilities but benefit financially from a tile off take agreement with Vecor or independently selling their building products.
The cement industry can utilise up to 50% of fly ash waste. Systema LeonardoTM represents a complementary technology that is able to utilise the fly ash that the cement industry cannot.