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The HERU puts the decision making power of resource management into your hands, giving you the choice to reduce your energy bills and stop waste arising.

Using low temperature pyrolysis, the HERU converts many materials found in the home, such as paper and card, packaging, plastics, garden clippings and uneaten food to inert char that is consumed safely by the machine to generate heat for domestic heating applications. On average this mix of material contains 47% moisture, which produces on average 2.5 times the amount of energy used to run the HERU.

From a health and safety perspective, the HERU has been vigorously tested to ensure it can handle anything that is placed in there by mistake (such as an aerosol can). However, there are household items that are not designed to go into the HERU as they provide no benefit or may produce harmful emissions. This includes for example batteries, chemicals, pharmaceuticals or metals and glass (see below). Items such as these should be recycled or disposed of appropriately.

The HERU does not process metals and glass, as these require much hotter temperatures to impact their structures. If an object containing mixed metal and plastic were inserted, the plastic would be converted to syngas/ oil and char and the metal would simply remain in the unit. Any remaining metal and glass can simply be removed at the end and sent for recycling.

Our accompanying operational manual supports you to ensure your machine runs at maximum efficiency. For more information on this please contact us here