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for environment


The Breath Project
  • ReleasedFebruary 2020
  • ServicesBiomass transformation
  • IndustryResearch & Development
Breath, our dream to clean the environment

BREATH uses the principle of sublimation to transform biomass, waste plastic and various other organic materials into Syngas (synthesis gas) and then use it in an endothermic engine that, when connected to an alternator, produces electricity. The post-combustion gases of the endothermic engine are conveyed and sent in part into the reactor itself and partly into the catalysts of the CO2 for the sequestration thereof. At the same, the condensansation liquid contained in the combustion materials is collected and then sent to electrolysers that capture the hydrogen. CO2 and hydrogen are then introduced into the methanation reactor in which the reaction of Sabatier (CO2 + 4H2 = CH4 + 2H2O) takes place. Therefore, as output, we have synthetic gas and water.

Breath uses the principle of sublimation
to transform biomass, waste plastic and other organic materials
into Syngas (synthesis gas)
tyres tyres
coffee residuals coffee residuals
pellet pellet
wood wood
plastic plastic
organic waste organic waste
olive kernel olive kernel

Breath Waste‑to‑Energy Performance (kilojoules per kilogram by fuels)

• Working temperature 1250° • No combustion • Zero Dioxins • No harmful emissions on atmosphere • Wide range of eligible feedings • Reduction of costs for kwe energy production • Long-term 24/24H operational availability • Modularity • Remote assistance (plc supervisor) • Designed & Made in Italy

Rubber and plastic - Polyethilene 46 Kj/Kg
Rubber and plastic - Polyurethan 38 Kj/Kg
Rubber and plastic - Epoxy Resins 31 Kj/Kg
Rubber and plastic - Tyres 25 Kj/Kg
Wood - Spruce/Fir 19 Kj/Kg
Common Beech 18 Kj/Kg
Coffee Residuals 17 Kj/Kg
Wood - Oak 17 Kj/Kg
Olive Kernel 17 Kj/Kg
Wood - Poplar 16 Kj/Kg
Organic Waste 9 Kj/Kg
Fir 2 Kj/Kg
Rubber & Plastic

Tyres, Polyethilene, Polyurethan, Epoxy Resins


Spruce/Fir, Common Beech, Oak, Poplar


Spruce/Fir, Common Beech

Organic Waste

Leftover food, yard trimmings, fallen leaves and branches, livestock manure, untreated/unpainted wood

⤷ Fuels In
Breath can process as fuels a wide range of materials ranging from organic waste to plastic.
Green Energy Out ⤵
Breath converts the fuel materials into Syngas and water, which are then used to produce electricity, heat and other valuable assets.
Part of a whole

An idea becomes reality only when "you" are aware of you, whoever is around you is not just a presence but part of a whole.

Massimo Gazzetta
Breath on site
Installation sites

The intrinsic potential of Breath is its adaptability, its versatility to any site without too many difficulties since the space required is considerably reduced and no particular geographical features are required. All types of organic material and plastics can be processed, thus avoiding further accumulation in landfills that are already on the verge of collapse.


In this version, the plant is underground, with a loading system by means of an external trapdoor, inside which the material to be disposed of will be poured.

Automated transport systems can be created to maintain external environmental decorum and convey all materials inside Breath without the need to build external infrastructures. In an automatic way (supervised by Plc) the opening of the trapdoor will be signalled in total safety to start the unloading procedure.

On the ground floor, spaces with different uses will be created: 1. A playground equipped with recreational/educational spaces to allow children of all ages to come into contact with the world of clean energy, interactive games that introduce the history of the installation site, refreshment areas, rooms showing the process used by our machines to obtain clean energy. 2.A multi-sports centre, consisting of a heated swimming pool (with hot water supplied by BT), tennis courts or football pitches (depending on the available terrain and the location of the installation), and refreshment and entertainment areas. 3. Botanical park with fountains, refreshment areas to regenerate depressed areas. 4. Commercial activities 5. Green interactive educational museum 6. Self-management of villages in geographically disadvantaged locations ensuring water for irrigation of fields, and electricity for lighting and powering e.g. pumps to extract drinking water where needed, or other specific needs. 7. Disposal of hospital waste 8. Reuse of old fuels (e.g. coal) to generate clean energy. 9. Disposal of excrement from animal husbandry (e.g. poultry manure). 10. Biopark 11. University campuses 12. Fuel oil disposal 13. Tourist villages 14. Military barracks or complexes


The machine is placed externally, on the ground in open spaces (warehouses, factories, etc.) adapting the various parts that make up Breath to the available architecture, or outdoors with a possible roof covering, by means of photovoltaic panels, thus increasing energy production.

In this case, again depending on the geography of installation, it is possible to complete the supply with wind turbines.

Here too it is possible to define, adjacent to the machine installation site, spaces with different uses of the same type already mentioned for the UNDER GROUND installation.


In this case, we are installing Breath on a ship capable of disposing of the countless wastes found in all the seas of the world, with particular attention to those locations where sea currents tend to concentrate the greatest quantities.

If the need arises, Sea Breath can intervene in environmental disasters.

The above could create problems in the delicate balance of the sea, so a draught/collection system is being developed that has the least possible impact on the marine fauna and flora.


Commercial ports and/or marinas lend themselves to the positioning of Breath, photovoltaic and wind power depending on the geographical characteristics of the installation site.

If we think of the amount of waste produced by cruise ships, we realise the savings in terms of time and pollution produced that this type of installation would bring.

It is possible to supply shipyards or services connected to them, create tourist or commercial facilities close to Breath, disposing of all production waste without distinction.

Suitable positioning for Breath
  • Under ground
  • On ground
  • On the sea
  • Near the sea

Life Breath, our mission

We might not consider ourselves responsible for the condition of our planet, but if we don’t act, we will become accountable. We'd like to do our part.

The process

Breath converts the fuel materials into Syngas, and water, which are then used to produce electricity and heat. After the energy production, the exhaust gases from the process are processed in a second reactor, producing water and synthetic methane.

↓ 1. Filtration. The Syngas is filtered to remove the particulate matter, the humidity and the non-carbon compounds. If the desired composition is not reached after the filtration, the Syngas is sent back to the reactor to repeat the process. The humidity extracted from the Syngas is filtered and conveyed in a collection circuit as condensation fluid. A part of the liquid is employed to sharply decrease the temperature of the Syngas exiting the reactor, to avoid the formation of harmful dioxins. Filtration

Methane Synthesys ↑ 2. Methane synthesys. The excess condensation fluid can be used for industrial or agricultural purposes, but the remaining part of the condensation fluid is sent to the electrolyser units, which produce hydrogen (H2). At the same time, the post-combustion gases originating from the engine are conveyed to a catalyst, which sequesters the carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2 and the H2 are then sent to a second reactor where, by making use of Sabatier’s reaction, methane (CH4, purity >92%) and water (H2O) are produced. The remaining fraction of the post-combustion gases (N2, H2O) is then released in the environment.

↓ 3. Sublimation. Breath works by means of a reactor, in which the waste materials are fed, after shredding and coarse sieving to remove the inert fraction. When the process starts, the temperature at the bottom of the reactor reaches around 1250° C, sublimating the waste materials to obtain synthetic gas (Syngas). Sublimation

Energy Production ↑ 4. Energy production. After the filtration, if the desired composition is achieved, the Syngas is fed into an internal combustion engine, which produces electricity. Part of the condensation fluid is used in the heat exchangers to recover the thermal power generated during the reactor activity. Through this process, steam and hot water are produced. Breath works by regulating the process speed in order to always reach an energy production target of 125 kWeh & 235 kWth at regimen.
Frequently Asked Questions
The plant is installed inside a 40 "HC container (outer dimensions 10.92X2.44X2.89)
Directly on the trailer. No outstanding load
Usable materials are organics: agricultural waste, plastic and rubber, paper and cardboard, lumber, shavings and pellets, textile, organic, including animal parts, ther materials excluding inert such as metal, glass and ceramics
Material input is carried out by means of a preloaded tank and its cochlea or other loading system in order to fill the reactor
The beginning of the reaction it happens thanks to the inflating ambient air and the electro-resistances of 1.5kW In operation only for the process triggering period
Working material consumption is variable and depends on the kind of introduced biomass. The plant requires. 1.2 kg of fuel per 1 kWh production. Briefly, 100kg / h and about 2.4 t / g for continuous operation of 24 hours for 7g /s
Some materials such as special hospital waste can be treated by the plant using a load line designed and engineered for such use
The engine used is a 6 cylinder of 10000cm3 with 140kW at 1500 rpm specfic for syngas. The generator is synchronous three-phase 50Hz, 165KVA at 1500 rpm
The engine exhaust is fed into a special circuit for recirculation through the catalytic system. The system is certified (C-1704-INS-124 issued on 4/04/2017 by TUV) according to EN ISO 12100: 2010, EN 1127-1: 2011, EN13463-5: 2011, EN62381: 2013, EN 60034- 1, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-4
The amount of liquid produced depends on the relative humidity of the biomass introduced: 15-25% for plastics and rubber, 35-55% for wood, and 65-80% for organic waste and discards from agriculture. The solids are recycled within the generator until the biomass is completely disintegrated.
Life Breath offers remote assistance and spare parts kits according to the needs of use to be defined in contractual terms
Ordinary maintenance affects a total of approximately 20 days / year
The lifetime, for all steel parts, is approximately 40 years in the conditions of use of the manufacturer with the scheduled maintenance
Multiple series installations can be installed to increase both the amount of material to be treated as input and the amount of electrical and thermal energy as output
The system is fully managed remotely via plc and gsm connection
The plant covers an area of about 25sqm and needs a management space of about 100sqm. It can be laid out under roof or outdoors. It is recommended to place it on a concrete platform or, given its mobility directly on the trailer
It depends on the legislation of the state and region where the plant is installed
Depreciation time is variable. It can be considered a maximum period of 4-5 years
Spare parts will be provided directly by Life Breath. Times, however fast, can be variable and depend on the type of replacement
Breath specifications
Breath 125
  • 125 Kweh Electrical energy
  • 237 Kwth Thermal energy
  • 8-15 Smc/h Synthetic Gas
  • 4074.72 Mol/h Hydrogen
  • 70-90/h Smc/h Nitrogen
  • 117.45 K/h Steam
  • 24.5-87.5 Lt/m Water
  • zero Dioxins (TÜV Certification)