The Beginning of the End of Landfilling' project will be located in Attleboro, MA, where Ze-gen will modify an existing facility into an advanced waste gasification facility that will satisfy the energy needs of the surrounding community. Ze-gen's gasification facility will convert diverted landfill waste into syngas, providing a renewable fuel that will used to generate up to 7 MW of electrical power for use within the corporate campus. The reconfigured plant will generate 'green' heat and electricity for sale to the industrial park's tenants and the local utilities and will displace fossil fuel use that would have been consumed on-site and from surrounding power plants.
Ze-gen recognizes the importance of not overreaching, and instead taking incremental development approach for transmormational technologies. Therefore, the 'The Beginning of the End of Landfilling' project will be completed in phases. Beginning in June 2010, Ze-gen will first seek required State and Local permitting and then build a gasifier with a capacity to convert 150 tons per day of waste material into syngas to generate steam and electricity for the industrial park tenants. The facility is targeted to be online by the end of 2011. 'The Beginning of the End of Landfilling' project will have a significant impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing emissions on two fronts. The first will result from a decrease in waste disposal, which eliminates methane emitted by decomposing landfill waste. The second reduction is a consequence of decreased fossil fuels consumption for energy generation.
Landfills are a scourge on society, a source of land, water and air pollution, and a significant waste of valuable resources. Ze-gen, Inc. was founded with the fundamental belief that there must be a better way to manage waste material than simply burying it. Ze-gen's strategy is focused on developing innovative technological solutions to reduce landfills and find beneficial use for waste material by converting waste to energy and nutrients using advanced gasification in a way that improves the environment and prevents environmental degradation. Ze-gen's commitment, 'The Beginning of the End of Landfilling', will actively design and implement a solution to divert waste streams from the landfill and use the material as a feedstock in its advanced gasification process to produce a low-emissions alternative fuel for the surroundign corporate campus. 'The Beginning of the End of Landfilling' project will serve as a model for other cities throughout the world looking for sustainable solutions to waste disposal that seek to find higher and better uses for discarded material, by using advanced technology.
Since the company's founding, Ze-gen has demonstrated its ability to assemble the key ingredients of a highly successful company, namely engineering and science, investment, strong management, external validation and financial conservatism. Founded in 2004, the company developed its technology and built its pilot-scale demonstration facility in 2007. This facility demonstrated the viability of Ze-gen's technology and its ability to prodcue a high-quality syngas fuel, and informed objectives for commercialization at larger scale. Building on positive results from initial testing, Ze-gen updated its pilot-scale demonstration facility in 2009 with modifications based on lessons learned and data analysis from the previous year. That facility is currently being re-commissioned. Phase one of the technology demonstration will help to inform Ze-gen's team on operational and process control metrics as it ramps up engineering and construction of the proposed commitment project.
SEEKING: financial assistance, implementing partners, media and marketing opportunities.
Ze-gen seeks partners to increase awareness and deepen understanding of both the environmental problems caused by landfills, and the potential to generate renewable energy from waste as an alternative to landfilling. In addition, Ze-gen seeks industry partners who produce products and goods that have significant waste material and have site locations that would be well-suited for Ze-gen's technology, as well as financing partners to effectively and efficiently deploy its innovative technology.
OFFERING: best practice information.
Industry expertise and best practices in the business of advanced gasification technology and waste-to-energy systems. We offer future manufacturing partners a way to efficiently handle their waste and convert it into a product of value to their process and carbon footprint.