Taking environmentally harmful gases generated by refuse waste and efficiently turning it into clean fuel for existing motor vehicles without the need to modify existing engines.
Landfills are in need of robust technology that can efficiently convert the environmentally harmful pollutants found in LFG into harmless products. This LFG also represents a zero cost feedstock that can be converted into highly desired renewable liquid fuels that are in demand both in-house (diesel for landfill trucks) and outside markets (transportation sector).
The garbage-trucking sector in the US alone consumes 1 billion gallons of diesel fuel annually with the average garbage truck using 8,600 gal/year, making up 3% of the total US diesel consumption. This equates to a $3-4 billion dollar expenditure on diesel fuel in this sector alone. By integrating our technology into gas capturing systems at landfills, municipal solid waste (MSW) facilities are able to convert naturally produced landfill gases into liquid transportation fuel (diesel).
This technology provides a renewable source of energy while satisfying governmental regulations for reducing landfill gas emissions at municipal solid waste facilities. From our process a renewable, high quality, liquid transportation fuel can be produced, resembling its petroleum derived counterparts. Thus, existing fuel infrastructure can be utilised in the use needing no engine modifications and transportation of the fuel. By using the green-fuel produced to power the landfill haulage fleet, this reduces greenhouse gas emissions not only from the landfill site but from the vehicles as well. The technology reduces fossil fuel use for the transport of waste to the landfill and drastically reduces the carbon footprint of the entire waste industry. Because the feedstock for our process is collected and buried in landfills already, there is no added cost for the transportation of the feedstock and a closed loop process is created from feedstock to end user.