Demand for environmentally friendly and renewable energy sources are increasing as society looks for ways to reduce dependency on fossil fuels. Edwards has an extensive range of vacuum products for both the solar and biofuels industries, and can provide all the required vacuum expertise needed to support the processes for these emerging technologies.
Edwards is the only manufacturer that can supply solar cell producers worldwide with a broad range of vacuum and turbo pumps, exhaust management, liquid abatement, wet cleaning/etching equipment and chemical management systems. Our process knowledge, flexibility and technical expertise within the photovoltaic industries are key factors in helping you maintain delivery and quality requirements. Our global service network ensures that you have local support around the world.
Edwards has been a leading supplier of vacuum and abatement to the compound semiconductor market. In addition to its award winning iXH pumps and STP turbo pumps, Edwards has a unique abatement solution. With the emergence of high brightness, nitride-based LEDs, with the combination of high ammonia and high hydrogen requirements, we provide patented hydrogen-inject abatement burner technology which gives industry leading destruction efficiencies without producing NOx.
Edwards is the only manufacturer that can supply thermal vacuum tube producers world wide with a complete range of vacuum and turbo pumping systems to help maintain your delivery and quality requirements.
Thermal solar technology, using vacuum tube collectors, is the most efficient method of capturing the sun’s energy by heat transfer. Vacuum is an essential element in each stage of the manufacture of thermal vacuum tubes.
Many countries are increasing their use of biofuels as they are more environmentally-friendly, renewable and reduce dependency on imported fossil fuels or additives. Biofuels are oleochemicals – chemicals derived from agricultural oils and fats – and include hydrogen, methanol, ethanol and biodiesel (methyl ester).The oleochemical industry, like the petrochemical industry, has vacuum applications such as deodorization, distillation, drying, evaporation and reactor systems.
Edwards has an extensive range of process vacuum technologies for the biofuel industry, and can provide you with all of the required vacuum equipment needed for biofuel processes. From biodiesel and bioethanol production, glycerin and fatty acid purification, to combined heat & power (CHP) and bioethanol from biomass plants Edwards can provide the equipment that is essential to your process.