In todayâ™s economic, political and more importantly environmental landscape, the urgency to implement sensible solutions with scientific merit is unprecedented; ATCT or waste-to- energy solves not just a singular pressing concern, it is expected to be able to significantly contribute to the stabilization of all three sectors.
Energy-Inc is the first to offer ATCT systems in the U.S. on a commercial scale; ranging from 12 -7,000 tons of capacity processing a day. Energy-Incâ™s innovative technology is unique and more commercially viable compared to the competition because the technology is more economical and efficient than any other comparable system available in the market. Furthermore, with no incineration, Energy-Inc differentiates itself from many companies claiming to use âœwaste to energyâ technology.
Building waste-to-energy plants in partnership with utility companies, governments around the world, and the private sector will pave the way for local access to clean and affordable energy. With waste serving as the fuel to run the plant, the earthâ™s biodiversity and natural resources will be preserved. All of which is accomplished through a systematic process that results in nominal emissions and requires no incineration.
As the only commercially viable alternative to waste incineration, Advanced Thermal Conversion Technology (ATCT) employs pyrolysis which super heats and thermally degrades carbon-based materials such as biomass and all other forms of waste (except nuclear) in the absence of oxygen producing synthetic gas or syngas. Gasification is also a component used to extract energy, a more efficient and reliable method than mass burning - producing higher yields of energy under ultra low emissions. Excess heat is generated through these processes; which is recaptured and further reutilized or repurposed in the form of hot water and steam, which can be harnessed and used for various applications. In other words, this systematic approach and enhanced cutting-edge technology is highly flexible; in that, it is capable of polygeneration âกฐ the production of electricity, steam, hot water, and biofuels. Additionally, the ATCT systems approach produces economically favorable by-products, the majority of which is biochar, a nitrogen rich organic fertilizer with a market value of $100-350 per ton.
Energy-Incâ™s ATCT conversion technology has the unique ability to accept a wide range of feedstocks making it the state of the art in the waste to energy field. The ability to process all waste, with the exception of nuclear, allows Energy-Inc clients to drastically decrease the amount of material put in a landfill. Zero Btu value material such as metal, glass and concrete are recycled.
This flexibility in feedstock and the scalability of the units allows Energy-Incâ™s ATCT technology to be applied to a wide range of industries such as Agricultural, Military, Municipalities, Large Corporations, Sewage Treatment and Medical Facilities.
A 12-ton ATCT and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) unit(s) fits inside of a standard ISO 40 ft. shipping container. This means a very small footprint not much larger than a trash compactor outside of an office building.
Energy-Inc - risks associated with project development such as: construction costs, permitting, operating costs, etc. are assumed entirely by Energy-Inc.
Current technology can repurpose freshly expired biological material into solid, liquid or gaseous fuels. Biofuels can be produced from many sources. Biofuels most commonly come from various plants and plant-derived materials. Internationally, biofuels are used to power automobiles, heat homes and power industry. Pollution, landfill off-gassing and recycled vegetable oil can also be converted into biofuels. Energy-Inc. is actively developing the biofuel technology and ways to implement its use in the public and private sector.
According to the EPA biomass fuels are typically used most efficiently and beneficially when generating both power and heat through CHP. CHP, also known as cogeneration, is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source, such as biomass/biogas, natural gas, coal, or oil. CHP provides:
CHP is not a single technology, but an integrated energy system that can be modified depending on the needs of the end user. The hallmark of all well-designed CHP systems is an increase in the efficiency of fuel use. By using waste heat recovery technology to capture a significant proportion of heat created as a byproduct in electricity generation, CHP systems typically achieve total system efficiencies of 60 to 80 percent for producing electricity and thermal energy. These efficiency gains improve the economics of using biomass fuels, as well as produce other environmental benefits. [Energy and Environmental Analysis, Inc., 2006]
Energy-Inc.â™s Biomass CHP technology converts many forms of waste into power in an environmentally safe way. Our Biomass CHP power systems have extremely low emissions and turn the prevailing concern of over flowing landfills and excess heat by-products into additional sources of energy.
Our Biomass CHP Systems use a heat engine to generate electricity. Conventional power generation produces âœwaste heat.â We take this âœby- productâ and repurpose it in useful ways like water purification and general heating needs.
Gasification and Pyrolysis are the core technologies in our systems. This is how we convert biofuels and biomass in an environmentally conscious manner that produces an admissible amount of emissions and non-toxic residue. The biomass and biofuels that our systems convert to clean power include, municipal waste, medical waste, tires and agricultural waste. Our systems save our clientâ™s on energy production and waste disposal. The thermal energy created is captured in order to heat the domestic hot water loop or create cooling from adsorption chillers. The benefits of cogeneration are the increased efficiencies, reduced fuel and electricity costs, reliability of electricity and creation of thermal energy.
Some specific benefits include: