While diminishing natural resources (conventional fossil fuels and natural gas) are only available in select regions, emerging alternative energy technologies derive their power from resources available in most countries. The PowerHouse DMG® System produces EcoSynthesis Gas, broadly analogous to natural gas, that can reduce the use of fossil fuels and dramatically reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions found in traditional transportation fuels. DMG® is perfectly capable of operating on biomass, waste plastics, and end-of-life tyres.
In the 2010 EIA report, non-OECD transportation energy use is projected to grow by 2.6 percent per year from 2007 to 2035, and biomass alone could provide between 10-20% of the total global electricity production by 2050. Many of these developing countries are prime candidates for liquid fuels recovered from renewable feedstocks.
Having recently completed the commercial design of the PHE DMG® System, after years of testing and research, PowerHouse’s primary current objective is to sell its systems to customers looking for ways to maximize their ROI on renewable, excess, and waste feedstocks to produce chemical precursors, ultra-clean hydrogen, and on-site private wire power generation.
The growing demand for physical and chemical energy in all forms is driving significant commodity price increases and highlighting the viability of “alternative” resources. Increasing global concerns about greenhouse gas emissions are placing additional constraints on how energy recovered and sourced.
The world market for waste-to-energy is projected to reach $33 billion by the year 2023. This growth is driven by an increase in solid waste generation, raised energy costs and a reduction in landfill capacity.
The reality of global warming, polluting of the Oceans, the need for industrial supply security and the rising demand for efficient second-use recovery are other key factors driving the waste-to-energy market. Reuse, reduce, and recycle are not adequate for our growing population. Efficient energy conversion and recovery must become a part of the equation. The “Three Rs” must evolve to the “Four Rs”.
The ability to convert renewable feedstocks/waste materials to chemical precursors and cleaner energy provides the opportunity for creative solutions for Government, Industry, and Consumer needs.