Prime Minister of Latvia takes time out from attending the Olympic Games to visit TMO

Surrey, UNITED KINGDOM – August 8, 2022 –The Prime Minister of Latvia, Valdis Dombrovskis, took time out of his busy schedule to visit TMO’s ethanol process plant at Dunsfold in Surrey on 8 August 2012.

The purpose of the visit was to showcase TMO’s integrated process for converting various types of waste material including MSW (Common household garbage) derived biomass into high value energy products, particularly ethanol. The company headquartered in Guildford has been working closely with government entities in China, Brazil, Russia and India. TMO is now cooperating with Greenworld Fuels ltd, a UK company with a waste pre treatment process technology which converts MSW into biomass. 

Greenworld Fuels Ltd, has an established manufacturing facility and process demonstration unit in Riga Latvia and is working in close partnership with TMO to deliver an MSW to Ethanol production plant which will provide high value sustainable fuels and employment.

Paul Barratt, CEO of GWF said: ” It is a pleasure to develop a partnership with TMO whose world leading technology will convert the output from our waste pre treatment process developed and manufactured by our highly skilled Latvian engineers, into Second Generation Cellulosic Bio Ethanol.  The Anglo-Latvian partnership is ideal for delivering value for money leading edge solutions in the renewable fuels industry”

At the plant the Prime Minister met David Weaver, TMO’s new CEO, who showed him TMO’s operational Process Demonstration Unit (‘PDU’). The UK’s first cellulosic demonstration facility, the PDU conducts feasibility studies on a wide range of feedstocks to establish the optimal process. Due to the flexibility of TMO’s proprietary integrated processes, the company has extended the Feedstock Feasibility Program to external clients. This will provide them with the opportunity to see their household or agricultural waste processed and commercially viable processes for making high value energy products including bioethanol determined.

Since 2002, TMO has developed a high quality international reputation with customers and collaborators in Russia, China, Brazil and India and is recognised as a major global disruptive technology provider.

David Weaver, CEO of TMO said, “I am delighted to welcome the Prime Minister to our facility.  We value his interest in our combined Waste Materials to Ethanol solution with Green World Fuels.  We look forward to the exciting prospect of TMO technology being used in Latvia in the near future. ”

The Prime Minister of Latvia, said, “I was eager to visit TMO and hear more about their waste to energy technology.  I have a personal interest in sustainability and cleantech technologies and as statesman for my country I am keen to understand how it can be used to deliver jobs and value to the Latvian people.”