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Producing Green Energy From A Variety Of Waste And Knocking Down Global Warming At The Same Time – Priceless !

CgiFq2Echo Energy Group, based out of South Carolina, is driven towards the total realization of the Waste To Energy (WTE) program. In its pursuit to serve industries and communities, Echo Energy provides a solution to trash reduction and resources optimization. Echo Energy Group has introduced an outstanding innovation in waste disposal: gasification. Echo Energy’s gasification technology was developed by NASA in the early 1980s and has been successfully tried and tested by the Department of Energy. This breakthrough in waste management gives communities and industries a great opportunity to profit and at the same time uphold a cleaner and greener environment for our present and future generations.

A gasifier is not an incinerator. Gasification is a process that heats and converts carbon based feedstocks into combustible fuel comprised largely of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. In the gasifer, a limited amount of air is used to partially combust a fraction of the fuel. The heat generated breaks down the remaining feedstock to form a gas, commonly called syngas or producer gas. This highly combustible gas can be readily burned to provide process heat and steam or produce renewable electricity. During the process, contaminants that are unsafe to Mother Earth (e.g. sulfur oxide and nitrous oxide) are removed. Moreover, the presence of carbon dioxide is also captured to reduce greenhouse emissions. Thus, the importance of gasification lies in the drawing out of energy from various types of organic resources and the elimination of its destructive elements.

biomass-gasificationThe byproduct of the gasification process is bio-char, used for soil remediation, plastic, steel, glass, fabric, paint, ink and many other manufacturing processes. Plus bio-char is a way for carbon to be drawn from the atmosphere and since bio-char can sequester carbon in the soil for hundreds to thousands of years, it has received considerable interest as a potential tool to slow global warming. The burning and natural decomposition of trees and agricultural matter contributes a large amount of CO2 released to the atmosphere. Bio-char can store this carbon in the ground, potentially making a significant reduction in atmospheric GHG (Green House Gas) levels and at the same time its presence in the earth can improve water quality, increase soil fertility, raise agricultural productivity

Echo Energy’s gasifier is a modular design for ease of installation as well as the ability to add capacity. It offers the most efficient and effective energy producing gasification technology on the market today. Their technology allows for the process of previously unusable waste material to create electricity to power our schools, businesses and homes.

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Guaranteed ZERO harmful emission.
Operates with a power of 30 megawatts with 1,000 TPD (tons per day of waste)
.6 x Tons Per Day (TPD) = mW created, for example: 1,000 TPD x .6 = 600 mW per day (1mW powers 5,000 homes).
It extends the life of existing landfills up to 20 times longer (200 years) through 90% mass reduction.
Processes multiple feedstocks and other wastes such as Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Tire Derived Fuels (TDF)-(What? Old tires! Thank you!), agricultural residues, corn stovers and cobs, rice straws or wheat straws, oat hulls, bran, wood chips and barks, urban trimmings, C & D wastes, bio-refining residues, energy crops, sugar cane biogases, landfill gases, bio-solids and paper sludge.

Echo Energy’s process utilizes a large, slow-turning auger to move feedstock through the gasification chamber. This offers the advantage of controlled retention time, allowing the feedstock flow to be slowed down or sped up, depending on need. Separate air zone stages and gas bypass duct provide added control and flexibility, giving Echo’s gasification technology the ability to process a wide range of different feedstocks, including those with high-moisture content (<50%) and minimal size reduction.

View a video of their gasification process.

This sounds like a most efficient path to take …

as the green future unfolds.

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