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February 15, 2011

How to remove the equivalent of 200,000 cars from the road in CO2 Emissions (all of the cars in Hamilton)

In the not too distant future communities will take care of 100% of their own waste and recycling needs on the spot with recycling machines the size of commercial waste bins that recover all of the reusable materials of glass, aluminum, metal and inert fractions while converting all other carbon based residue into a usable gaseous fuel in one fell swoop. No Landfill, No incineration and the only transportation required will be the exporting of valuable goods and energy from the community to market.

That’s the vision projected by Steve Poulos, the president and CEO of Global Warming Prevention Technologies Inc. (GWPT) an environmental design and R&D house incorporated in 2003. He’s designed, patented and pre-tested his Micro Material and Energy Recovery Converter (MERC) to suit any site having a source of waste or biomass. The former designer for Architects Crang and Boake in Don Mills, and past consultant to Primenergy LLP out of the US is building the pilot plant with the support of sixty shareholders, and the National Research Council (NRC).

The company’s CFO, William Easton is a professional engineer and has been instrumental in helping to procure over $250,000 in Scientific Research and Experimental Development funds since 2004 for GWPT. As well the company recently announced that the NRC’s Industrial Research Assistance Program is participating with a $50,000 grant towards a segment of the MERC pilot plant with more in the works towards a $1 million phase one project (now half complete). The provincial Ministry of Research and Innovation is also reviewing GWPT’s funding application.

Whether it’s a remote community, an industry, a greenhouse, hotel, hospital, an energy producer or a recycler the system known as the Natural State Reduction System (NSRS) will accept up to 2 tonnes per day of raw unsorted waste and recyclables from any user, transform them thermally into gases, and mechanically into a sized product. It can fit into a small waste or recycling room or sit outside and not take up more than 30 m2 of space. The well known base Thermal Oxidation technology produced third party testing results with positive EPA emissions compliance proving that any material can be placed into the thermal vessels, starved of oxygen, and then with a short input of heat be safely reduced to gases. The reactors will accept wood waste, municipal solid waste, hazardous waste, post consumer or industrial waste, tires and unsorted recyclables. The hybrid MERC itself, having even more emission control peripherals than its predecessors and having an engine attached will be tested federally at the CANMET Energy and Technology Centre (CETC) at Natural Resources Canada in Ottawa.

This state of the art Combined Heat and Power (CHP) gasification invention has a compelling suite of technologies: firstly a series of proprietary waste conveyance mechanisms will store and move the waste into and around the reactor vessels, then a biomemenic reduction process emulates the digestive enzymes in a human stomach to home-in on the higher BTU value material to break it down with heat and limited oxygen. The breakdown area expands by itself to fully transform all lesser BTU value material into a gaseous fuel composed of hydrogen, methane and carbon monoxide. Poulos says “The primary reduction takes place in various ‘target’ zones within 2 reactor vessels: depending on the make-up of the waste certain materials are hit first at vantage points with heat and oxygen while clean hot gases emerge from a complex set of modulating extraction vents having thousands of open and shut valves commanded by sensors and a computational report”. This part of the patented process has been successfully built and pre-tested under non- thermal conditions at Hewcor International in Oakville. The balance of this unique converter is being built by Hybrid Motion Control in Mississauga and Fulton Engineered Specialties in Caledon, Ontario.

The gases are further purified for use in a Stirling engine or conditioned for a more typical gas or diesel engine and generator set. Various engines and boilers are planned to be tested this year starting with a 43kW Stirling engine. Poulos says the challenge is to create a fuel that satisfies specific engine requirements. Depending on the waste constituency some supplementary fuel is required to maintain a predetermined fuel specification, but future plans for methanol production from the gas may help to alleviate this need.

In the last stage of the process all the remaining glass, aluminum and metals in the vessel are extracted automatically into their respective material slots for pick up or delivery. The 5% ash is vacuumed out to be used as a suitable additive for cement. Alternatively a carbon char making process will produce a charcoal from wood waste for soil conditioning and this results in a very effective carbon sink.

The fully comprehensive recycling process produces a combined heat and power output for immediate use. The resulting energy, up to about 85 kW of continuous electric power or 2MW hours per day can be produced on demand from any 2 tonne per day source of biomass, waste, or residue (about 500 households depending on existing waste diversion programs would supply this volume alone). Another 3.5 MW hours of heat per day is produced for building space heat, hot water, or process heat requirements. Depending on the climate this amounts to providing the very homes that create the waste with up to 15% of their energy needs!

It can run water pumps, stoves, lights and anything else a regular power supply can do, but with the added heat energy there is synergy with industries like greenhouses and resorts that can produce local food and consume it within the same community. If a blue box program has already sorted out the plastic, glass and metal the process will still transform the solid residue components destined to landfill into useable fuel and recyclables.

The basic gasification science is hardly new, but this revolutionary gas converter/recycler is compact, scalable, and aims to prove it can extract the cleanest possible gases from various waste products, biomass, or yes even algae. The clincher is that the system will provide about 2 tonnes of CO2 offsets per tonne of waste processed, based on the following 3 comparables shown in a recent sudy: 1. Non CHP energy production by other power producers who emit CO2 and produce energy at 25% efficiency (coal plants) vs. anticipated 60% MERC efficiency; 2. The reduction in trucking energy and emissions; 3. The reduction resulting from the removal of methane off-gassing from landfill (a gas having 21 times the impact of CO2).

Given GWPT’s anticipated business of 1200 tonnes per day of waste recovery forecasted over the next 6 years a huge CO2 offset of over 800,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases per year could result: That’s the equivalent of saving 100,000,000 trees within that time frame! (it takes 125 mature trees to soak up 1 tonne of CO2 per year).

If each home converted all its ‘black bag’ waste in this fashion the equivalent of more than half a car’s annual CO2 emissions (1/2 of 4 tonnes) would be taken off the road per house served! For another perspective the equivalent of all the cars in Hamilton,200,000 cars would be taken off the road by 2017 if the waste tonnage processing above were realized.

 

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