SUMMARY OF THE PROCESS
Burning ECOLENE™ adds NO new sources of carbon to the atmosphere
and does NOT amplify the effects of global warming.
ECOLENE™ is 100% carbon neutral - an ideal green energy fuel.
1. Anaerobic Digestion
Biomass commonly and sustainably sourced from manures, compostable garbage, and municipal raw sewage is digested in the absence of oxygen in an anaerobic digester. This process partially converts the biomass to biogas consisting primarily of bio-methane and bio-carbon dioxide. The bio-methane and bio-carbon dioxide are compressed and stored as a feedstock to generate ECOLENE™.
With further processing, the by-products of the anaerobic digester process include a low-pathogen fertilizer suitable for land-application, plus sulphur compounds.
Using ONLY off-peak surplus electricity generated from wind, solar, hydro and other renewable energy sources, water is electrolyzed to its hydrogen and oxygen constituents, which are compressed and stored for further processing.
Bio-methane, bio-carbon dioxide, and a portion of the oxygen generated from the electrolysis stage, are fed into a partial oxidation reactor and reformatted to create a synthetic gas (syngas) of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. This syngas is then fed into a synthesis reactor and combined with a portion of electrolyte hydrogen to produce ECOLENE™ and other valuable energy sources.
BENEFITS OF ECOLENE™
To summarize the many advantages ECOLENE™ offers, refer to Benefits of the Technology.