REALIZING LIFE GIVING INITIATIVES
iLive is a project and technology development company. We aim to realize ‘life-giving’ initiatives within the renewable energy and circular economy sector. These initiatives stimulate economic growth, environmental sustainability, social well-being, and higher consciousness.
Our current operating locations are based in South Africa and the Netherlands.
Founder & CEO - MSc. Energy Sciences
"It’s fundamental really,
to bring life wherever we go!"
Goals: Through project & technology development increase access to clean water and to affordable, clean and renewable energy to all tiers in society, including all gender and racial groups, ending waste pollution, and raising higher consciousness.
Ok, it’s a tall order but someone’s got to do it!”
What We Do:
iLive has four core technology areas for which we develop projects. The technologies are developed in-house or in partnership with external technology owners.
Thermal-chemical conversion of waste plastics and tyres in to liquid fuel
Pyrolysis is a thermochemical decomposition of organic material at elevated temperatures in the absence of oxygen (or any halogen). It involves the simultaneous change of chemical composition and physical phase, and is irreversible. The word is coined from the Greek-derived elements pyro “fire” and lysis “separating”.
The pelletizing of Waste and Green Refuse
The pelletizing of Waste and Green Refuse is one of the essential ‘enabling first steps’ to beneficiate or recycle wastes for further use. The latter is one of iLive‘s recent projects. In this project iLive conducted successful technology trials on green waste pelletization supplied by municipal solid waste, mainly garden waste. Densification via pelletizing technologies allows biomass to be used, handled and transported economically as a feedstock for biomass-to-energy supply chains. Biomass pellets could be used to substitute coal at power stations (to produce green electricity), Coal-to-Liquid plants (to produce biofuels) or fuel wood fired cooking stoves for domestic use. The next project aim is to divert around 120,000 tons of green waste per annum from landfills to a commercial pelletizing facility.
Biodiesel is an alternative renewable fuel
Biodiesel is an alternative renewable fuel that can be made from amongst others, vegetable oils in a chemical process called transesterification, which involves a reaction with methanol, in the presence of a catalyst (usually sodium hydroxide [NaOH] or potassium hydroxide [KOH]), which also results in a bi-product glycerine or glycerol.
Biomass pellet stoves are a low-cost cooking option while radically improving the health conditions
The WHO estimates that breathing the smoke from traditional cooking stoves and open fires caused nearly 2 million premature deaths worldwide in 2004. Smoke exposure is a contributor to diseases and conditions which include pneumonia, chronic respiratory disease, heart disease, low birth weight, and probably tuberculosis and other diseases. Biomass pellet stoves are a low-cost cooking option while radically improving the health conditions of households. iLive estimates that the green wastes in the Johannesburg metro alone could cater to cleaner, more affordable, and healthier cooking condition to more than 200,000 households per annum.
REALIZING LIFE GIVING INITIATIVES