Porous Alpha technology introduced in a seminar in Peru
Tottori Resource Recycing Inc. (“TRR”) introduced our glass foaming technology to add value on glass waste in the seminar “INDUSTRIALIZACIÓN DE LOS RESIDUOS SÓLIDOS PARA LA GENERACIÓN DE ENERGÍA ELÉCTRICA Y DERIVADOS” held by Asociación de Municipalidades del Perú on 5 June 2019.
In the seminar, our coordinator in Peru, Ms. Imada, presented our glass foaming technology, the applied solution by our foamed glass material “Porous Alpha” for air treatment, water treatment, and soil improvement technology.
TRR has carried out a feasibility study including experimentation of water-saving agriculture with our foamed glass material, Porous Alpha, supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) since March 2018. Peru has a significant agriculture sector such as asparagus production which is 2nd largest export volume in the world (2018: USCOMTRADE).
However, agriculture sustainability is now concerned due to the excess usage of groundwater for agriculture in Ica where large-scale export-oriented agriculture is well developed.
Under this circumstance, by mixing “Porous Alpha”, foamed glass porous material recycled from glass waste, into the soil, TRR aims to increase the water retention capacity in the soil to reduce water consumption alongside with keeping or improving yield. This technology has been already verified in other countries such as Japan, Kenya, Mauritania, Senegal, Morocco, Somalia among others.
TRR continues the experimentation in Peru and, through the collaboration with companies and engineers in Peru, the planning of local production of Porous Alpha by using glass waste in Peru.