Gerald Dunst is the owner of the company Sonnenerde and has been operating a pyrolysis plant since 2012. Over the years he has been experimenting with varying materials. Everyone knows about organic residual materials like fibers from paper production, waste from crop processing or stones from fruit. The more exciting residues are diapers, slaughterhouse waste, sewage sludge or residual waste. Gerald Dunst’s focus is on how to turn the pyrolysed materials into profitable and marketable products. In every single case mentioned above this is possible and was successfully done at least in trials. Furthermore, Sonnenerde puts emphasis on the production of products with very distinct features. This is achieved through a variety of treatments to modify the surface and thus enhance certain features of the product.