Pyrol Tech

Year Partnered with Savant: 2023
Sector: Greentech
Industry: Agriculture, construction, waste recycling and waste management.
Product: Primary products are agriculture grade biochar & bio-oils. In development are: activated biochar (as an alternate to activated carbon) and eco-friendly biochar-based building materials.
Market Size: (Local) ZAR 110 million (estimated biochar market, 2023) (Global) USD $3.1 billion (2025)
Differentiation: Pyrol Tech ‘s products are manufactured in an eco-friendly manner via their proprietary off-grid, modular pyrolysis plant.
Investment Stage: Pre-seed
Stage: Venture & Grow Locally
Founding Team: Preshan (Bradley) Pillay, Gavin Petterson

About Pyrol Tech

Pyrol Tech aims to be an industry leader in the eco-sustainable carbon-based product manufacturing sector. Through their proprietary pyrolysis plant technology, they are able to recycle organic-waste and biomass from local agricultural and forestry sources in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. Pyrol Tech produces two primary products, namely biochar and bio-oil (pyroligneous acid.)

Pyrol Tech has a proprietary modular pyrolysis plant which is easily transportable and scalable. The process is environmentally and economically sustainable while supporting local job creation and community upliftment. Pyrol Tech is also developing a green alternate to concrete using their pyrolysis technology.

Value Proposition

Pyrol Tech unique value proposition is their proprietary off-grid, pyrolysis plant technology that is modular and easily scalable. The plant can be placed at source to recycle organic waste and process different types of biomass into various carbon-based products such as biochar, bio-oils and biogas that can be used in the agricultural and construction industries.
Pyrol Tech’s is an impact drive startup with the vision of empowering local farming and rural communities through the production of carbon-based products to enrich farming soils for agricultural production, improve livelihoods and provide local employment while recycling and reducing organic waste in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner. Pyrol Tech provides the link between carbon sequestration, sustainable agriculture and waste management to create circular economy opportunities that are sustainable and ideal for rural economic development.


Preshan (Bradley) Pillay

Bradley is the managing director of Pyrol Tech with an extensive background in architecture, product design and development. He has more than 17 years’ experience in developing and integrating robust economic models that are environmentally friendly and eco-sustainable.

Gavin Petterson

Gavin is in charge of operations with more than 30 years’ experience in equipment design, production planning and site management. He has extensive experience in the planning and execution of remote production facilities and projects, with specialised knowledge of casting using various materials of construction such as concrete, resins and polymers.

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