Published On: March 29, 2023 | Last Updated: April 18, 2023 | Categories: Press Releases |

Catch what you missed from the latest interactive webinar from Ecolomondo Corporation (TSXV: ECM) (OTC: ECLMF) which thrust its innovative recycling tech into the spotlight. Ecolomondo is a cleantech company specializing in the commercialization of its Thermal Decomposition Process (TDP) proprietary recycling technology and the building and operation of turnkey TDP facilities.

Held in tandem with Global One Media and hosted by Ashleigh Barry, the Ecolomondo team, led by its Chairman and CEO Eliot Sorella, showcased the company’s latest developments and answered questions on the company’s corporate activities, future plans, and business opportunities.

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Ecolomondo Corporation Contact

Eliot Sorella
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ecolomondo
Tel: (450) 587-5999

Potential expected tipping fees in Hawkesbury and Shamrock Texas?2023-04-18T14:16:24+00:00

We are collecting tipping fees in Hawkesbury, and we expect to collect them also in Texas.

How much carbon black has been produced to date from the Hawkesbury plant?2023-04-18T14:15:50+00:00

Approximately 40% of 8,600 pounds.

Why can’t the CEO have the engineers working on these projects and internal to ECM be available to shareholders so the technical aspects and workings of the assets can be asked directly.2023-04-18T14:15:18+00:00

There’s really no need to have the head engineer on these webinars, however, if you have any questions for them, please email them to us and we will make sure that he responds to every question. In the meantime, we will explore the possibilities of having our head engineer during our next webinar.

Shredding of tires has been an issue for other vendors in the past in order to recover the steel. In the trials and post commissioning of the Hawkesbury asset, is this asset functioning as intended or what issues are you facing?2023-04-18T14:14:12+00:00

Yes, we have had our issues with the shredding line, but the line is functioning and producing rubber crumb. The Hawkesbury plant has not been fully ramped up, however if we discover any issues, we will take the necessary corrective action. The line is currently operating and producing and producing rubber crumb and its efficiency is being improved continuously. The steel is being recovered efficiently and its quality is superior to competitors, and we sell it in compacted bails of approximately 175 pounds each which allows us to sell it for a premium price.

What is the minimum size of land required for an 8-reactor plant?2023-04-18T14:13:17+00:00

Approximately 12-15 acres depending on the shape or formation.

ECM prepared to make the first capital payment to EDC in May for the Hawkesbury asset or are you re-negotiating with the Corporation?2023-04-18T14:12:45+00:00

Currently, we are planning to make the May interest payment.

Hawkesbury capex was $33.5 million Canadian dollars. Estimated capex for Shamrock? Less than 2X Hawkesbury cost?2023-04-18T14:12:06+00:00

The Capex of Hawkesbury is at 33.5 USD not CAD. The cost of Shamrock is approximately 90 million USD.

Is the $41.7 of estimates sales from Shamrock in US or Canadian dollars?2023-04-18T14:11:30+00:00

US dollars.

If you were to use all the diesel from a 2-reactor plant to generate electricity, how many megawatts could that be?2023-04-18T14:10:58+00:00

We will not use this oil for electricity at this facility.

What is the largest loading in tonnage that has gone through Hawkesbury plant to date.2023-04-18T14:10:20+00:00

We are currently at the ramp up stage and our largest loading tonnage for one batch is 3 1/2 tons. We expect that once our ramp up is complete, we will be at 7 1⁄2 tons per batch per reactor.

Have you thought about doing a joint venture with individual tire manufacturers to build a few mega facilities?2023-04-18T14:09:42+00:00

We basically speak to most of the tire manufacturers because we are in the same space, however, discussions are ongoing with several and we will report accordingly. It has been our experience that tire manufacturers want to buy products such as rCB and oil but have little interest in getting into the pyrolysis business in a big way.

What is the current run rate of Hawkesbury now that it has gone through the first two cycles?2023-04-18T14:09:04+00:00

The current run rate is being established, however at completion, we expect to process 6 batches a day of 15,000 pounds.

What is Ecolomondo’s timeframe to get to start on the construction of the Shamrock facility and get it up and running?2023-04-18T14:08:16+00:00

We will start construction as soon as the Hawkesbury’s plants ramp up is complete and once that is done, we expect to start construction of the Texas facility some time in the 3rd quarter of 2023.

What kind of government subsidies are there available to an enterprise such as yours?2023-04-18T14:07:36+00:00

Government subsidies are available for local economic benefits, that includes jobs and that support the local economy. There are also subsidies for the environmental sector, especially in renewables.

Does Ecolomondo see any issues in getting affordable financing right now in order carry out this expansion?2023-04-18T14:06:58+00:00

Financing is always challenging; however, we expect to borrow for the long term so when interest rates are averaged out, over the long term, they are normally a little cheaper. At this time, the increased financing costs are factored into our current business model.