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Dr. Charles Herty was an environmental pioneer, committed to saving the forests of the South through new technology and education. At the Herty Center, we continue this tradition with research in renewable energy pellets, protection of our forests, reduced water and energy production technologies, and waste water remediation technologies.

Charles Herty lived at a time when wooden ships were consuming large amounts timber and turpentine from trees. So large was this demand that the complete destruction of Longleaf Pines throughout the South was all but assured without immediate intervention. It is Dr. Herty’s subsequent innovations for harvesting turpentine and his tireless work for the environmental protection of forests that we can thank for today’s rich and vast pine forests.

We continue Dr. Herty’s work with our development of innovative technologies for the pilot scale manufacture and testing of energy pellets from bio-mass. We are proud of our leadership role in the Consortium for Advanced Wood-to-Energy Solutions (CAWES) and our continuing research in renewable bio-based fibers for a range of applications. Central to our work in fiber processing is the development of new manufacturing techniques that result in sharply reduced energy and water use.

Finally, we are actively pursuing new ways of minimizing the effluent from our pilot facilities and the facilities of our customers. As a result, we support client programs to reduce and eliminate off-gases, waste water, and waste solids from their production processes. Got a problem? Give us a call!

Environmental Question 1
Our development teams can help you develop an economical process for producing modern energy pellets. Come with an idea and leave with a process!

Environmental Question 2
Addressing environmental and waste issues are an essential part of all materials development, engineering, and production activities. Let us help you replace your synthetic fibers, additives, and feed materials with natural and renewable alternatives like crystalline nanocellulose.

Environmental Question 3
Finding alternative materials that can reduce your waste effluent is a ubiquitous challenge. Herty scientists can help you find, test, scale-up, and implement solutions for your most challenging wastewater problems.

For more information please contact Dr. Omar Ali.

Last updated: 3/29/2016