Applications
MSW to Liquid Fuels
In the United States, current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations require that landfill designs isolate waste from incoming rainwater, as well as collect and treat water produced by the waste mass prior to its release into to the environment. In addition, federal regulations require monitoring and maintenance of landfills for a minimum of 30 years following their closure. Unfortunately, these precautions are absent in a large number of developing countries and cannot completely prevent environmental contamination.
Landfills present a clear and present potential threat to human health as well as our environment.
Plasmafication™ combined with our advanced Fischer-Tropsch refining process can convert undesirable landfill waste into diesel and other transportation fuels that are in high demand. Unlike biodiesel, which needs to be blended with fossil fuels prior to use, this technology produces fuels that are ready for the pump. The diesel fuel meets all D975 specifications and vastly exceeds the requirements of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel as defined by the EPA.

The tremendous advantage to our system is its ability to separate the waste disposal process from the fuel conversion process. Since MSW compositions are somewhat unpredictable, it's almost impossible to have a reliably consistent off-gas composition which is necessary for successful fuel conversion; by bifurcating the two processes it allows for a greater control of the syngas so a consistent composition of hydrocarbon gases can be converted into liquid fuels.

MSW to Liquid Fuels plants which employ local workers, clean up local landfills, and produce local fuel can have an immediate and positive effect on proximate communities and local municipalities.