A Message from our Founder:
Envirepel Energy Inc. (EEI) was founded to convert waste and biomass into clean renewable forms of energy in ways that were environmentally responsible, compliant with today's environmental laws and profitable. We set our course to take the waste and discarded biomass from our society and recycle it back into clean energy without polluting.
We evaluated many biomass and waste to energy project histories, which showed us very distinct success, and failure trends. It made sense to us that in going forward, that we should look at history, study the failures and successes of those who tried to do this before, and apply what we find. We should try to learn from the successes, and not repeat the failures.
The Envirepel "solution" is not a replay of 1980's vintage waste-to-energy (WTE) plants, which were developed exclusively for waste reduction via incineration, with electricity generation as a byproduct. We are not selling equipment to others, we will make equipment for our own use as we intend to own and operate the Renewable Energy Facilities (REF) with our Strategic partners. We are doing this for our stockholders, with our Strategic partners.
The Envirepel "solution" is directed at waste reduction to address landfill capacity, air and water pollution challenges, with a synergistic product being "clean" energy produced at high efficiency that makes money. What we came up with doesn’t need water from the grid, which is the number one issue of power plants, they consume huge amounts of water. We produce our own water by recovering it from our fuel supply.
Do you think that a landfill owner would like to see their landfill never get full, and continue to have a profitable business long into the future? Do you think the neighbors living near a landfill would like to have the smell go away? How about reducing the amount of waste buried above the ground where landfills are above shallow water tables?
We have designed one of the most straightforward and simple combustion processes our industry has ever seen, and we designed it to be able to consume almost anything, and not pollute. It certainly has proven itself in our Research and Development work to be one of the cleanest combustion designs for solid fuels ever demonstrated from an emissions perspective. Please look at our 2013 Emissions test report at http://www.envirepel.com/test1.pdf
We have proven that our high temperature ceramic system can rapidly decompose materials into a gas, burn that gas cleanly, sending heat from the process to produce steam in a heat recovery boiler, and spin a turbine generator to make electricity.
The secret to our clean emissions, we release water from the fuel and combust it as part of the syn gas. Look at this video taken of the inside or our R&D unit and decide for yourself, is it steam, or is it something else? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDibZCNeV5k
We believe in the importance of environmental stewardship with industrial development. We believe in sustainable practices that are financially responsible yet profitable. Most people assumed that we just meant producing electricity and keeping the parking lot clean, however, its a much larger picture. During our development work using our Research and Development combustion system, we found we could gasify and combust coal cleanly, and may have opened up an entirely new market for us as a “scrubber” for existing coal fired power plants.
The first phase of our Strategic Plan is to build our first Ultra Low emissions Waste to Energy Facility and show our industry it works and generate some capital for our expansion. The next step is to build on landfills where we can take advantage of the infrastructure that already exists both in daily fuel supply (trucks coming to the landfills), and fuel reserves (buried waste).
The next phase of our effort will be to retrofit these first facilities with carbon dioxide scrubbers to harvest carbon from the exhaust of our facilities. Zero Carbon Facilities, that’s the goal. Then using the power plant's internal energy, we plan to put the thermal energy from our facility back into the carbon, and convert it back into methane or what most people would call natural gas. Once you have methane, continuing the process to produce gasoline and diesel doesn't take long.
In World War II, Germany produced about 25% of its liquid fuels from coal with a process called Fischer Tropsch. They used coal as the heat source to drive the conversion process, and as a source of carbon to be converted. It was a very efficient process from a thermal and chemical perspective, but it had serious emissions issues. There are several major refiners that have similar processes, but to avoid emissions issues, they use natural gas as the source, not something cheap like coal, waste or biomass.
There is enough carbon contained in the waste that is buried every day in our Nation's landfills, stuff that we just throw away, that if it was recycled properly using our process, it could provide a significant portion of our Nation's liquid fuel needs. The contract forests that are grown and managed for the paper industry could deliver about the same fuel supply as the waste stream. However, if you consider the coal industry and the amount of CO2 produced there, we could produce enough gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and home heating oil to supply our entire Nation's petroleum needs.
We have discovered a carbon cycle that is sustainable, profitable,
and funds conservation and environmental stewardship. A single
facility of ours will do more to reduce the levels of CO2 in our
atmosphere than today's combined efforts of the whole of Europe.
Think about that, the world talks about
the importance of reducing carbon
emissions, and we have a way to remove
We have experienced painful lessons in the birth of our company which have delayed the execution of our plans, however, in my opinion, I think we are much better off for it as they have been "very diverse experiences" as Mr. Steve Jobs would have described them.
We moved our Research and Development Combustion unit, our “Test Cell” and our first Project, Kittyhawk, from California to an industrial site in Alabama in the summer of 2013. We completed additional third party verified emissions testing in October of 2013, which is available at www.envirepel.com/test1.pdf . We plan to conduct additional emissions testing in the summer and fall of 2016 that demonstrate out ability to not only combust waste, wood and coal cleanly, but to actually kill emissions from a coal fired unit.
In Alabama, there is room on this site where we can expand our original project from 2.8 MW to a larger facility and generate enough revenue to fund the future equity requirements of our next two projects. That's where you will find us.
you have questions regarding our Company,
please write to me at Tony@envirepel.com