As part of the French “France Relance” Plan, the French Treasury launched a few months ago a call for applications to select export projects led by French companies in the field of essential services carbon reduction. With a budget of 10 million euros from the “Fonds d’études et d’Aide au Secteur Privé” (Study and Assistance Fund for the Private Sector), a total of 8.8 million euros of aid will be granted to the 19 winners of the call for projects, including Tesalys, selected from a total of 56 applications.
The project’s goal is to implement an on-site system for treating infectious waste limiting the CO2 emissions linked to the treatment of this type of waste, i.e., its transport by heavy vehicles and then its incineration in plants. Tesalys’ innovation integrates an on-site waste shredding and sterilization process that reduces the volume of waste by 65 to 80% and saves 0.46 teqCO2 per ton of waste treated. This solution meets the environmental and infectious risk control challenges in a context of health crisis and has significant potential for large-scale deployment.