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Waste to Fuel
Green Power Inc (GPI) claims to have developed a method of inexpensively converting biomass and household waste into high grade diesel fuel, a process they call "NanoDiesel" that could go a long way toward solving the world's energy and waste problems at the same time, without upsetting the CO2 balance.
In March of 2008, GPI completed their first production prototype that is said to be capable of processing 100 tons of municipal and other waste per day in a low heat and low pressure, proprietary catalytic system, converting the feedstock into high grade fuel, including diesel, kerosene, and fuel oil as well as electricity and an asphalt component.
The preparation of incoming waste stream includes chopping, extraction of metals, glass, and sand, so that approximately 2/3 of the feedstock is able to be run through the unit to produce fuel and electricity.
The key to the system is the catalyst (trade secret) which is said to be made from environmentally benign components.
GPI says a 100 ton/day facility will employ approximately 5 people per shift, in three shifts per day. Methane generated in the process is used to run a generator to power the facility, with 1 Megawatt excess available for distribution.
They claim that the raw costs of producing the diesel is about $0.60/gallon. Covering capitalization, maintenance, marketing, decommissioning and other costs will place the actual cost much higher, but still competitive with fossil-based fuel.
The conversion of input waste to fuel output is said to be around 25-30% efficient so that one ton of input waste will produce around 120 gallons (~3.8 barrels) of diesel. Materials that can be converted to diesel fuel through this process include plastics (including PVCs), rubber, waste oils, agricultural wastes (food and animal waste) and wood. The diesel produced is not Directory:Biodiesel, but purportedly a pure hydrocarbon diesel, equivalent to what comes out of the oil fields.
They have an alleged 100 ton/day demonstration prototype in Pasco, Washington. In Nov. 2009, their technology was tested by the U.S. military. http://pesn.com/2010/02/19/959019_GPI_3rd-party_test_results_trash-to-fuel/
The company claims to be in production, selling and manufacturing its first plants as of November, 2010.
Quoting from http://www.cleanenergyprojects.com
CDP (CATALYTIC PRESSURE-LESS DEPOLYMERIZATION (OILING)
New crystalline catalysts combined with a highly innovative process technology now allow the competitive production of synthetic oil products directly from residual and biologically regenerating raw materials!
The future way of economical production of high quality synthetic Diesel fuel:
After years of intensive catalyst and process research the breakthrough of reproducing the natural way of fossil oil production within a process duration turned down from hundreds of millions of years to now only 3 (three) minutes has finally become reality!
This causes the synthetic Diesel fuel "NanoDiesel™" produced by this method to be fully competitive.
With most of the input materials the quality of the synthetic fuel produced by this new ground breaking method is even higher than that of regular Diesel fuel available at gas stations.
Cost per Gallon of Diesel produced between 0.52 - 0.58 US$ without Government subsidies.
Elimination of almost all environmental pollution through inorganic transformation of harmful substances into salts and crystals, based on the ion changing characteristics of the GP-Cat, our proprietary Catalyst.
For the first time this method now allows active environmental protection as well as optimized energy production from industrial residuals, waste and biologically regenerating raw materials in perfect combination and free of any conflicts.
Jailed for accusations of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering.
http://www.cleanenergyprojects.com/Georgia-Wood-test.html - Run of Wood from Georgia on small system
The Port of Pasco continues to move forward on evicting Green Power from the port's Big Pasco Industrial Park. http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2012/12/13/2203830/port-of-pasco-continues-green.html
Today at noon, Mike Spitzauer was back on the facility, with keys in hand.
GPI announces that they will be hiring and launching plant manufacturing within a couple of weeks, with $2 billion in contracts now that an EPA ruling has exonerated GPI from an unnecessary shut-down order by the Washington Ecology Department last year. http://pesn.com/2010/11/20/9501729_Green_Power_Inc_launching_MSW-to-fuel_plant_manufacturing/
Third party testing results compileted.
Also GPI's status as a Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD was restored Feb. 19, 2009, having been temporarily suspended since April 8, 2009 due to controversies with the state of Washingon and other setbacks.
Significant third party testing has been accomplished. Reports are pending. A retraction of the shut-down order will follow.
The Washington state Department of Ecology orders GPI to be shut down permanently due to non-compliance with the environmentl air quality regulations. CEO, Michael Spitzauer, said he is going to appeal the order and that he plans to continue plant operation. [http://www.ecy.wa.gov/news/2009news/2009-195.html
New Energy Congress members Congress:Founder:Sterling D. Allan and Congress:Member:Robert L. Pritchett were invited to a 2-day walkthrough under NDA to see the working Pilot Plant in Pasco, WA hosted by the owner and plant manager of Green Power. Other attendees were from various countries from around the world interested in finding solutions to their municipal waste issues. "We sampled fresh products from the petroleum cracker and saw how the proprietary catalyst was used to help process waste materials into petroleum. We were delighted with the results."
Trade show in Atlanta.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP3wj96mvW4
The demonstrations came to a temporary halt after the miniature plant burned in a fire. Spitzauer said he caused the fire when he accidentally bumped into a valve on the machine.
Around this period of time, the company took the portable demo around the country. On July 26, 2006, then again in October, 2006, the company did a demo of the CDP process near Seattle, Washington. It included a mass-energy balance. 15% of produced fuel was required to run the process. See
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Green Power Inc at the Waste Expo 2007 - "Green Power Inc went to the Waste Expo in Atlanta to make the world aware that a future is here. Waste to Fuel A reality and not a Dream anymore!" (YouTube August 20, 2008)
GPI Explains Waste-to-Diesel Process (video) - Last year at a Waste Expo in Atlanta, CEO, Michael Spitzauer and CTO, James Osterloh, gave a brief description of their revolutionary process that turns feedstock municipal waste into high grade diesel fuel, eliminating the need for landfills. They're much further along now. (YouTube August 20, 2008)
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Waste to Fuel A Future to our World - Finally a way of converting trash to high quality Fuel without any negative impact on the environment. (YouTube February 19, 2007)
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Waste to Fuel becomes Reality 2007 - This video shows in High quality the process Green Power Inc developed to have a complete system converting Waste into high quality Fuel without negative impact on the Environment. (YouTube February 19, 2007)
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(3.01 Minutes) Waste to Energy - An Overview
The saying, "One man's trash is another man's treasure" is coming true in the waste-to-energy field.
(YouTube Jan. 16, 2008)
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Diesel Run in Pickup on Waste to Fuel Diesel
"We used our Diesel straight from the process in Pickup Truck, no modifications needed!' " (YouTube February 23, 2010)
Video opening states: "Green Power Inc uses diesel in a pickup truck which comes straight from its system of converted municipal solid waste."
See demo video below titled "Waste to Fuel becomes Reality 2007"
Quoting from the company website.
The CDP Plant is a self-sustaining energy production platform. It only uses up to 10% of its own energy production to run the plant through a 230kW block-type total energy plant (BHKW).
In the plant's closed-process cycle, the input waste materials are mixed with the catalyst, which initiates a catalytic reaction characterized by the following results:
Molecular depolymerization at low temperatures (290 - 350°C) and virtually pressure-free (about 0.1 bar below ambient pressure).
Hydrocarbon conversion rates not previously achievable of more than 80% without the same magnitude of dangerous residual by-products.
Decontamination of dangerous residual by-products (halogens, etc.) in a liquefied process that yields salt.
High-quality Diesel Fuel or Jet-Fuel suitable for use in today's engines, and soon also Gasoline for today’s and tomorrow’s fleet of cars on the road.
The catalytic process produces certain catalyst crystals (processed metal impurities that originally appear in the input waste materials) that must be removed once the high-quality Diesel fuel has been delivered to the production storage vessel.
The technology of the plant guarantees that the metals and metal connections in the residue of the catalytic process (used up catalyst) are merged together and delivered to the plant's exit waste vessel. The final product, "NanoDiesel™" fuel (which develops exclusively over the vapor phase), is absolutely free from these materials.
Since the approved input waste materials are mixed completely into the reaction oil at a temperature of over 300°C and no further separation possibility exists once in the process, no protein molecules (thus no Prions) are present without exiting and reduction to decomposition or into the product, in this case Diesel fuel.
Images Source: http://catalyticdepolymerization.org/gallery.php
Photos taken by Jim Trounson, who attended the CDP demo on 7/26/2006.
Quoting from the company website.
Quality of Product - This plant's final product is a high-quality motor vehicle fuel (Cetan > 56) or fuel oil to be used in less critical uses, and thus has excellent resale value.
Efficiency - The plant's high efficiency (~80%) gives the entire catalytic process a positive energy balance that is to a large extent emission-free and self-supporting from an energy standpoint.
Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide Disposal - The CO/CO2 otherwise produced in the burn and gasification stages of the process develops in free form but is not bound. With use as fuel or fuel oil, CO/CO2 are only set free as sources of energy in the Diesel fuel and therefore do not damage the environment.
Residue Qualities - Even new technologies, such as the hydrogen gas cell concept that produces CO/CO2 as a byproduct during hydrogen production, cannot exhibit such positive energy balances as our process, and do so with nearly complete removal of residual substances.
A Washington State Corporation
See video interview with CEO, Michael P. Spitzauer at http://www.catalyticdepolymerization.org/video.php (3:10 minutes)
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Green Power's Tri-City creditors wait for foreclosure decision (Tri-City Herald June 30, 2014)
Green Power's second Chapter 9 attempt falls flat - A troubled Pasco biofuel company's second attempt to seek bankruptcy protection has failed. That means a group of Tri-City-area creditors can move forward on their efforts to foreclose on Green Power's unfinished plant in the Big Pasco Industrial Park. (TriCityHerald June 18, 2014)
Green Power CEO denied temporary bail - A federal judge denied Green Power CEO Michael Spitzauer's request to be released from jail so he can have surgery and recover at his Kennewick home. (TriCityHerald June 18, 2014)
Free Energy Blog:2014:05:24 - Federal prosecutors recently amended the indictment against Spitzauer to add bank fraud, filing a false tax return and additional instances of wire fraud. He was already charged with wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering. (Free Energy Blog May 24, 2014)
Franklin County collects on Green Power back taxes - The Franklin County Treasurer’s Office finalized a $58,700 auction of some of the Green Power’s equipment and tools to pay back personal property taxes. ...The county was able to sell enough assets to cover the back taxes and auction costs while leaving the unfinished biofuels plant untouched. (Tri-City Herald April 22, 2014)
Free Energy Blog:2014:03:22 - ... citing the company’s lack of an attorney and insurance. The company also failed to file all the information needed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Green Power is being sold to Atlantis Renewable Energy Systems, which is a Delaware company that includes several U.S. and international investors. (Free Energy Blog March 22, 2014)
Green Power's bankruptcy case may be dismissed - The U.S. trustee assigned to Green Power’s bankruptcy case asked a judge on Friday to dismiss the case, citing the company’s lack of an attorney and insurance. The company also failed to file all the information needed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Green Power is being sold to Atlantis Renewable Energy Systems, which is a Delaware company that includes several U.S. and international investors. (Tri-City Herald March 21, 2014)
Free Energy Blog:2014:03:19 - The CEO of a troubled Pasco biofuels company says he doesn't have enough money to pay his attorney to defend him against charges of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering. (Free Energy Blog March 19, 2014)
Taxpayers will cover Spitzauer's defense - He is accused of orchestrating a $7 million investment scheme involving multiple U.S. and international companies and spending the money on personal expenses and a lavish lifestyle for his family. (Tri-City Herald March 14, 2014)
Biofuels company left behind materials despite never starting up - Green Power has left behind a mountain of shredded plastic, straw and paper, waiting to be chopped up and turned into biodiesel, at the Pasco biofuels plant it never finished. (Tri-City Herald March 9, 2014 )
Green Power CEO claims poverty even though company worth more than $10M - The CEO of a troubled Pasco biofuels company says he doesn't have enough money to pay his attorney to defend him against charges of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering. But federal prosecutors say Michael Spitzauer's family continues to live the high life while he's in federal custody in Yakima. (Tri-City Herald March 8, 2014)Latest:
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Franklin County changes locks at former Green Power property - Spitzauer remains in federal custody. U.S. District Judge on Thursday granted a request by Spitzauer and federal prosecutors to postpone his trial until Nov. 12, to prepare for the complex case. The discovery documents are expected to exceed 100,000 pages.
Green Power lease offer rejected by Port of Pasco - Port of Pasco commissioners rejected an offer Thursday from a Green Power representative to renew the company's lease on a biofuels plant in the Big Pasco Industrial Park. Commissioners recently began eviction proceedings against the company and its CEO, Michael Spitzauer, who has been charged with wire fraud, identity theft and money laundering.(TheNewsTribune January 9, 2014)
From promising biofuels pitch to federal custody - The biofuels company claimed it had developed a promising new technology to convert household trash into diesel fuel, but even from the start, Michael Spitzauer and his company, Green Power Inc., raised some eyebrows. (Miami Herald / Associated Press January 8, 2014)
Free Energy Blog:2014:01:05 - TheNewsTribune reports provides an update on the Green Power Inc saga, also giving the history and complaints of investors, partners, employees. While money from new sources was used to pay back disgruntled old sources, employees dedicated to the green cuase went unpaid and languished even as Spitzaur and his family lived lavishly. (Free Energy Blog January 5, 2014)
Free Energy Blog:2013:12:22 - This latest story by the Tri-Citiy Herald gives a sordid history of what the state prosecution calls "Ponzi-like scheme against the new investors". (Free Energy Blog December 22, 2013)Latest:
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Free Energy Blog:2013:12:17 - Green Power CEO Michael Spitzauer, who was federally indicted last week for his alleged role in defrauding investors, did not make the port's Monday deadline to pre-pay its six-month lease. Spitzauer, who has pleaded innocent in U.S. District Court to wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering, remains in federal custody in Yakima. (Free Energy Blog December 17, 2013)
Free Energy Blog:2013:12:13 - Green Power CEO Michael Spitzauer is being held in federal custody as a flight risk after he pleaded innocent to wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering. He is accused of defrauding investors of at least $6.7 million during the past seven years, although his debts amount to at least $21.4 million, according to court documents. (Free Energy Blog December 13, 2013)
Port of Pasco OKs new lease for Green Power - Port of Pasco commissioners have decided to give Green Power another chance, but they put CEO Michael Spitzauer on notice. The new six-month lease agreement for port property at Big Pasco Industrial Park was passed in a 2-1 vote Thursday. The approval came with a series of conditions that Spitzauer must meet. Spitzauer gave the port's attorney, Dan Hultgrenn, a cashier's check for $496,000 on Thursday. (Bellingham Herald February 15, 2013)
Port of Pasco Gives Green Power new Eviction Deadline - The port commissioners decided during Thursday's meeting they will allow Green Power to lease another 6-months if the company's CEO Michael Spitzauer hands over about $495,000 in cash or a cashier's check by 3 PM Tuesday. Spitzauer failed to pay the original $570,000 dollars due Thursday. The owner of the bio-fuels plant asked commissioners if he could lease a smaller amount of space... (KNDO January 10, 2012
Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > Green Power evicted from Big Pasco Industrial Park - ...after not paying its rent. Spitzauer told the Herald by email that he intends to pay the port and continue to lease port property. Spitzauer also owes about $20 million to investors and a former employee, according to court records. He has yet to pay fines from the Department of Ecology and the Department of Labor & Industries. (Tri-City Herald January 3, 2012)
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Port of Pasco continues Green Power eviction - Spitzauer now owes the port almost $234,000, according to a summary judgment. That includes double rent for September, October and November, utility fees and the port's attorney fees. (Tri-City Herald December 13, 2012)
Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > Port of Pasco trying to evict Green Power biofuels plant for not paying rent - This is the second time the port has filed a case with Franklin County Superior Court to start eviction proceedings on the unfinished Pasco biofuels plant. Also, Green Power has yet to get the necessary permits to finish building the plant that Spitzauer promises will turn garbage into fuel. Spitzauer filed for bankruptcy protection in 2010 in Western Washington but has not been able to get his debts discharged. (Tri-City Herald October 23, 2012)
Green Power's money woes linger - Almost three years after the state halted construction on the plant that CEO Michael Spitzauer promises will turn garbage into fuel, Green Power still lacks the necessary permits to finish the project. The company is half way through a six-month lease with the port and does not appear to be making much progress on the plant or on paying off debts, according to state officials and court records. (TheNewsTribune Tacoma, WA May 27, 2012)Latest / Directory:Best Exotic Clean Energy Technologies: Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > Green Power Inc. Posts School Field Trip Video - Green Power Inc. has posted a short video giving a virtual tour of their 100 ton/day waste-to-fuel production prototype plant in Pasco, Washington. (PESN and BeforeItsNews February 28, 2012) Latest / Directory:Best Exotic Clean Energy Technologies > Top 5 Exotic Free Energy Technologies > Cheat Sheet for January 21, 2012 Coast to Coast Show - Hank Mills pulled together this listing of talking points as a briefing about the Top 5 Free Energy Technologies and runners up, to assist me in my interview with John B. Wells last night on Coast to Coast AM last night. There is a lot more information here than I was able to get to on air. -- Sterling Allan (PESN January 22, 2012) Latest / Directory:Best Exotic Clean Energy Technologies > Top 5 Exotic Free Energy Technologies > Top 5 Free Energy Technologies Unfolding Now - Off the radar of the mainstream media, many futuristic energy technologies are positioning themselves to change the course of human civilization. These breakthroughs herald a fantastic future in which energy scarcity is a thing of the past. (PESN and BeforeItsNews January 21, 2012) Latest / Top 5 Exotic Free Energy Technologies: Directory:Trends > Directory:Zeitgeist > Free Energy in 2011 Prepping to Take Off in 2012 - Though the year didn't bring as many technologies to market as I had predicted last year (due to "you're not ready yet, world citizens"?), great progress was made. We highlight the Top 5 of the year and mention a few stragglers from last year, as well as mentioning the "Hall of Shame". (PESN and BeforeItsNews December 31, 2011) Latest: Directory:Best Exotic Clean Energy Technologies > Top 5 Exotic Free Energy Technologies > Happy Birthday to Me, Again -- Top 5 Shuffle - Once again, on my birthday, I am being treated to a barrage of amazing developments to report on, this time pertaining to Top 5 Exotic Free Energy Technologies. 1) E-Cat, 2) GPI, 3) EEFG, 4) PlasmERG, 5) Defkalion, 6) Aviso, 7) Focus Fusion, 8) ERR Fluxgenerator. (PESN and BeforeItsNews andn Examiner November 30, 2011) Latest / Directory:Best Exotic Clean Energy Technologies: Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > GPI hires hundreds to manufacture 200 W2E plants in next 18 months - Green Power Inc. of Washington state is moving full steam ahead in manufacturing their 100 ton/day plants that convert municipal solid waste into high grade liquid fuel and electricity. Between themselves and an engineering company they contracted to do some of their fabrication, they have hired nearly 500 people. (PESN November 30, 2011)
Green Power pays $217,000 to keep port lease pre-payment for another 6 months. (Tri-City Herald September 9, 2011)
Deadline nears for Pasco biofuels firm - Green Power has just two months left of its six-month lease with the Port of Pasco and there's little to show for it. Port officials have seen nothing change at the partially built biofuels plant in the Big Pasco Industrial Center since the Department of Ecology closed down the project in August. And there still is a long line of creditors claiming Green Power owes them millions of dollars. (News Tribune June 19, 2011)
Green Power under fire for finances, permits - "Large-scale orders are pending and now Green Power Inc. is ready to go operational. Green Power will be setting up payment plans with vendors and apologizes to those it has hurt by being unable to make timely payments," Spitzauer wrote. (Tri-City Herald March 6, 2011)Latest: Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > Port of Pasco approves Green Power Inc to return - After 1.5 years of being closed down, first for an unwarranted shut-down by the State Ecology department later overruled by the EPA, then by the Port of Pasco for past payment problems today the Port commissioners voted to allow GPI (municipal-solid-waste-to-fuel company) to renew their lease, with 6 month pre-payment terms. (PESN and BeforeItsNews February 10, 2011) Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > Green Power seeks new lease in Pasco - Port of Pasco commissioners on Tuesday were skeptical of a claim by Green Power owner Michael Spitzauer that "things are different this time." The commissioners called a special meeting to hear a proposal from Spitzauer, whose company was evicted in September from property it leased at the port, to cut a new deal for a six-month, prepaid lease. (The News Tribune and Tri-City Herald WA January 12, 2011) Latest: Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > Green Power Inc offering skittish Port of Pasco pre-paid option - After giving GPI CEO Michael Spitzauer a chance to turn over a new leaf, the Port voted to stop business dealings given his recent missing of several extended key deadlines for payment. Today GPI offered terms of 6 months in advance payment plus security deposit, with new person to handle finances. (PESN December 3, 2010) Latest: Directory:Jobs / Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > Trash-to-Gas Co. a go after EPA vetoes Ecology - Beginning in a little more than a week, Green Power Inc. will be commencing the building of municipal-solid-waste-to-fuel plants for clients around the world, with $2 billion in contracts now that an EPA ruling has exonerated GPI from an unnecessary shut-down order by the Washington Ecology Department last year. (PESN November 20, 2010) Latest: Directory:Nikola Tesla / Donate to PES Network > Passing the hat on Tesla's B-day - On the 154th anniversary of the birth of the father of free energy, we honor the memory of the man who is finally beginning to get the attention he deserves in the mainstream and we pass the hat to keep the news, directory, and networking service we provide going. (PESN July 10, 2010)
Green Power fined $24,000 for violating air quality law - Green Power Inc. has been fined $24,000 by the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) for building a synthetic fuel reactor at the Port of Pasco without the proper air quality permit, thus violating state law. Green Power may appeal this fine to the state’s Pollution control Hearings Board within 30 days. (Access Washington June 17, 2010)
State fines Pasco company $24,000 (News Tribune June 18, 2010)
Trash-To-Fuel Process Validated By US Military - After going through all kinds of grief, including being shut down by the Washington State Ecology Department, classifying them as an 'incinerator,' it looks like Green Power Inc is finally ready to shine. The Air Force, Navy, Army, and Marines, in a joint effort, validated their technology in November, and the results are now being published for the first time. For every 100 tons of municipal solid waste feedstock processed each day, the plant produces 1240 gallons of Naphtha, 3700 gallons of Kerosene, 6900 gallons of Diesel and 3000 gallons of Fuel Oil. And even the ash can be used for cement or asphalt. They generate 1 MW of electricity to sell to the grid 24/7, running three shifts per day to keep the plant going, employing approximately five people per shift. Sticker price is $25 million. ROI, 3.5 years. Maybe with this announcement, the trend of no sales in the US will change, compared to the 72 foreign contracts backed by letters of credit. (Slashdot February 19, 2010)Latest: Directory:Alternative Fuels > Directory:Biomass / Directory:Non-Fossil Oil > Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > GPI's waste-to-fuel process validated by U.S. military - Green Power Inc. has had the U.S. military test the input/output volumes and quality of their municipal-waste and biomass-to-fuel plant, validating that it produces as GPI has stated. U.S. sales may finally take off, and bureaucratic resistance will hopefully melt away. (PESN Feb. 19, 2010) (Comments) Latest: Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > Waste-to-fuel co. being hampered by state Ecology dept. - The Washington state department of Ecology is impeding Green Power Inc., which claims a technology to turn municipal waste into high-grade fuel. The company is appealing the shut-down order saying that the cited regulation is irrelevant because their process does not involve incineration. (PESN Sept. 22, 2009) (Comments)
Green Power Inc CEO under investigation - Green Power CEO Michael Spitzauer is the subject of an investigation by the Securities Division of Washington state's Department of Financial Institutions. He also has been sued by business partners..., and he's been sued at least three times in the last year in Franklin County Superior Court for failure to pay bills. (News Tribune, Tacoma, WA August 11, 2009)Latest: Directory:Waste to Energy > Directory:Green Power Inc's NanoDiesel:Catalytic Pressureless Depolymerization (Oiling) > Spitzauer appealing Green Power Inc. shut-down order - Michael Spitzauer, CEO, said that his company's municipal-waste-to-power process emits no emissions of the compounds in question, and that the Washington State Ecology Department's concerns are unfounded in which they claim GPI has "not provided adequate compliance with the environmental air quality regulations." (PESN August 7, 2009) (Comment) Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD / Latest: Current events > Directory:Environmental Hall of Fame > Environmental Hall of Fame, Chicago '08 -- Awesome - Thirty-six movers and shakers from the environmental movement receive awards, including two individuals from the NEC's Top 100 Clean Energy Technologies listing. (PESN Nov. 26, 2008)
EPA cites garbage-to-diesel guru - The Environmental Protection Agency said that Green Power – the company with plans to build a multimillion dollar garbage-to-diesel plant in Fife – violated federal environmental regulations. The Issaquah-based company has been cited for seven violations, mostly regarding the company’s failure to report a fire to the EPA that burned up its mobile demonstration unit and the lack of documentation in how it handles used oil. (TheNewsTribune.com, Tacoma Apr. 17, 2007)
Green Power opens trash-to-diesel plant - ...Green Power opens trash-to-diesel plant Green Power Inc. has announced plans to build an $82 million plant in Fife, Wash. that will convert garbage to ... (The Manufacturer Oct. 20, 2007)
Garbage-to-diesel plant headed for Fife, company announces - Green Power Inc., an Issaquah-based alternative energy company, plans to build an $82 million garbage-to-diesel plant in Fife. (TheNewsTribune.com, Tacoma Oct. 4, 2006)
Entrepreneurs claim technology turns trash into diesel fuel (NPNWeb not dated, 2006)
Successful Demonstration of Waste-to-Fuel Technology Creating NanoDiesel - Thrilled spectators at their demonstration on Wednesday, July 26, 2006. (The Auto Channel August 2,2006)
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Could Trash-to-Diesel Process Be a Way Out of Foreign-Fuel Dependency - corporation says it has perfected a process (catalytic pressure-less depolymerization, developed by German chemical specialist Christian Koch) that turns trash into high-quality diesel fuel. (Popular Mechanics Aug. 3, 2006)
Is 'Trash-Diesel' Snake Oil? - A German company is pitching municipalities across the U.S. with technology that can turn organic landfill into diesel fuel. However the CEO's checkered past and questions about the feasibility of the technology have turned off potential partners. A scientist who reviewed technical documentation found inconsistencies and errors. The demonstration included waste oil as part of the feedstock, but the company claims the final process will only require landfill. (Wired Blogs July28, 2006)
Trash-to-diesel - ...Green Power CEO Michael Spitzauer puts the fuel into his car before taking ... truck chugged and rumbled — purportedly converting landfill trash into diesel ... (The Seattle Times: Business & Technology July 27, 2006)
Issaquah company turns waste into fuel - An Issaquah-based corporation thrilled spectators Wednesday at a demonstration of its new technology that turns garbage into fuel. The demonstration impressed the City of Cheyenne, Wyoming so much it was ready to sign an agreement for GreenPower to set up shop there, but then they did some checking and the deal fell through. (NWCN July 26, 2006)
Industry News: GREEN POWER CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL TEST OF ITS WASTE-TO-DIESEL TECHNOLOGY - On June 2nd 2006, Green Power, Inc. (www.cleanenergyprojects.com) successfully demonstrated its technology to convert regular solid waste into diesel fuel. (Waste Business Journal Jun. 12-18, 2006)
http://www.catalyticdepolymerization.org - Jim Trounson's independent coverage of the thermal depolymerization process.
Why this website? - History of Trounson's forray into the subject, including a visit to the Green Power Inc. demonstration, with which he was duly impressed.
Discussion Forum - Launched 11/1/2007
On Nov. 22, 2008, Green Power Inc. was inducted into the Environmental Hall of Fame in Chicago, IL, USA. http://pesn.com/2008/11/26/9501503_EnvironmentalHallofFame-Chicago-report/Display File Source
The Green Power Catalytic Depolymerization process was exhibited at the Congress:Top 100 Clean Energy Technologies Exhibited at the Chicago Hall of Fame, 2008
http://www.catalyticdepolymerization.org/forum - forum posted by topic enthusaist, Jim Trounson.
US Military Investigating Fuel from Waste - Two companies are working together on a portable system that converts coal, natural gas, and biomass into diesel and jet fuel. The military could use the system to convert waste created at military bases--food scraps, paper, wood--into a fuel for military jets and vehicles.
US Patent Application 20050115871 Koch, Christian June 2, 2005
Abstract: Production of diesel oil from hydrocarbon-containing residues in an oil circuit with solids separation and product distillation for the diesel product with energy input by means of pumps and counterrotating agitators and by the use of fully crystallized catalysts of potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium-aluminum silicates, where all surfaces are cleaned continuously by the agitator mechanisms.
"After 30 years of intensive scientific research and development Green Power Inc’s Scientists finally succeeded with a ground breaking new technology of energy production from waste and biologically regenerating raw materials!
The all new method of “Catalytic Pressure less Depolymerization" (CDP) is introducing efficiency levels in energy recycling with optimized environmental protection and will undoubtedly change our future regarding energy policy and waste handling.
Green Power Inc’s system is not AlphaKat and not one of the many others claiming success which they were never able to prove. Green Power Inc’s Team of Scientists and Technician developed a complete System to allow conversion of all forms of Waste with the limitation of no Metal, Glass or porcelain as well as no conversion of radioactive Material.
Green Power Inc would ask everybody to differentiate its developed system from any other system, very specific the AlphaKat system for the same reason we did. Green Power Inc developed its own patented GP-Cat and system using its CCF "Catalytic Cracking Fluid" together with its patented process to assure that any system we implement will work from the day we start." From the Green Power, Inc website.
http://www.changingworldtech.com - Changing World Technologies process relies on high tipping fees probably not feasible for landfills.
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Directory:Thermal Electric - e.g. waste heat
PREVENTION OF WASTE
TYPES OF WASTE-TO-ENERGY
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency - many more links here
FOSSIL-BASED OIL REPLACEMENTS
Directory:Alternative Fuels - many more oil-replacement links here, including fuel treatment solutions
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