According to the U.S. EIA 2010 International Energy Report, the transportation sector is second only to the industrial sector in terms of total end-use energy consumption; with almost 30 percent of the world’s total delivered energy used for transportation fuels

While diminishing natural resources (conventionally fossil fuels and natural gas) are only available in select regions, emerging alternative energy technologies derive their power from resources available in most countries.

Tires at landfill

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 development of the PHE G3-UHt System after years of testing and research, PowerHouse’s primary current objective is to expand its access to renewable feedstocks for on-site power generation and the conversion of syngas to liquid fuels.

The growing demand for energy in all forms is driving significant commodity price increases and highlighting the viability of “alternative” energy resources. Increasing global concerns about greenhouse gas emissions are placing additional constraints on how energy is 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.

Growing concerns about global warming, the need for energy supply security and the rising popularity of cleaner energy sources are other key factors driving the waste-to-energy market.

Renewable Fuels

The ability to convert renewable feedstocks/waste materials to energy provides creative solutions, both for clean energy generation and waste treatment.