11 10-20 Maui county council update


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11 10-20 Maui county council update

  1. 1. Westec Environmental Solutions, LLC
  2. 2. Our Mission Delivering innovative solutions to global environmental challenges and developing the world's most advanced mass-transfer absorption system for commercial markets.
  3. 3. Patents <ul><li>The first US patent for the AQUEOUS-FROTH AIR (AFA) filter invention is titled: </li></ul><ul><li>Method and Means for Filtering an Air Stream with an Aqueous-Froth. Published September 9, 2003 and assigned U.S. Patent No. 6,616,733 B1. </li></ul><ul><li>The US patent for the Advanced AQUEOUS-FROTH AIR (AFA) filter is titled: Method and Means for Filtering an Air Stream Using an Aqueous-Froth Together with Nucleation. Published March 29, 2005 and assigned U.S. Patent No. 6,872,240 B2. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>PATENTS PENDING:   </li></ul><ul><li>The AQUEOUS-FROTH AIR (AFA) Filter with Nucleation invention has been filed in Europe as EPO </li></ul><ul><li>application designating all member nations of the European Community. </li></ul><ul><li>Method and Means for Simultaneously Generating an AQUEOUS-FROTH and Numerous Micro-Droplets for Use in Filtering a Contaminated Air Stream. Filed March 28, 2007. Serial Number 11/729,253. </li></ul><ul><li>Method and Means for Capture and Long-Term Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide. Filed November 24, 2008. Serial Number 12/313,702. </li></ul><ul><li>Flooded Tube Gas Absorber.  Provisional patent application filed February 14, 2010 . </li></ul><ul><li>INTERNATIONAL FILINGS: </li></ul><ul><li>The Advanced AQUEOUS-FROTH AIR (AFA) Filter with Nucleation Patent Application was published as: International Publication No. WO 2005/014144 A1 on Feb. 17, 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>The above patents pending are documented according to World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) </li></ul><ul><li>guidelines to establish foreign filing rights designating selected nations on a case by case basis in the future. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Broad Market Applications
  5. 5. CCS Overview
  6. 6. What is Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)? WES Absorber Technology
  7. 7. Current CCS Commercial Situation <ul><li>Current CCS solvent </li></ul><ul><li>technology is </li></ul><ul><li>commercially </li></ul><ul><li>uneconomic due to: </li></ul><ul><li>Large equipment size. </li></ul><ul><li>High parasitic energy demands. </li></ul><ul><li>High capital and operating cost. </li></ul>New technologies must be developed in order to significantly reduce capital and operational costs of CCS.
  8. 8. Carbon Capture Portion of Total CCS Cost Source: D. Wallace, ‘Capture and Storage of CO 2 : What needs to be done’ COP6 (2000) The Hague Capture costs represent 70-90% of CCS costs.
  9. 9. Our Technology: Innovative Gas Absorption Technology
  10. 10. WES Absorber Froth Column <ul><li>Target components captured inside micro-froth matrix. </li></ul><ul><li>Froth matrix intensifies mass transfer. </li></ul><ul><li>Micro droplets formed by bursting bubbles further increase mass transfer performance. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Gas/Liquid Absorption Column Comparison <ul><li>Conventional Absorber </li></ul>50% Reduction in Height WES Absorber Froth Column 20-25 Stages 5+ Stages
  12. 12. WES CCS Plant Conventional Carbon Capture Plant with WES Improvements 50% Reduction in Absorber Height 30% Reduction in Solvent Regeneration Circuit
  13. 13. Advanced Gas Absorption Technology <ul><li>Up to 8x reduction in theoretical absorption stages enables 50% reduction in absorber height. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows operation with precipitating solvents which significantly increases solvent loading. </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatically shifts the economics of CCS: major decrease in capital and operating costs. </li></ul><ul><li>Current projections indicate this will reduce the size and cost, CAPEX, of the hardware by 30% or more and will reduce OPEX by 30%. </li></ul><ul><li>Value Proposition </li></ul>
  14. 14. From Here Forward
  15. 15. International Strategic Partners A leading design-build engineering firm, specializing in power production and oil and gas industries . Facilities in both Melbourne (Australia) and Abu Dhabi (UAE). International utility company; fifth largest and “greenest” in the world. Based in Spain with operations in Europe and the Americas.
  16. 16. Pilot Project: Melbourne, Australia Hazelwood Coal Fired Power Plant <ul><li>Q1 2012: WES Absorber Technology Installed on Hazelwood Coal Fired Power Plant </li></ul><ul><li>Q2 2012: “Real World” Data Analysis and Technology Development </li></ul><ul><li>Q3 2012: Game plan for Full-Scale Demonstration and Commercialization </li></ul><ul><li>Q2 2013: Commercialization </li></ul>
  17. 17. Maui Growth <ul><li>Last 12 Months: Hiring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Chemical Engineers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physicist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electrical Engineer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comptroller </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inventor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilities Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple Contractors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Next 12-18 months (dependent on pilot and site selection) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applications Engineers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturing Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industrial Engineer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Machinist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturing Technicians </li></ul></ul>WES, LLC is providing opportunities for professional engagement and recruitment for Maui County.
  18. 18. Awards and Recognitions Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Innovation Showcase 2011, Finalist   Iberdrola Perseo Award Winner 2010   Featured, The World Congress on Zero Emissions 2010   2009 “Green Light Endorsement” UK Department of Trade and Investment - Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP)   2007 and 2009 International Air Quality VI and VII Conference Invited presenter   2007 The Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards 2007   2007 The History Channel and the USPTO Inventors Hall of Fame
  19. 19. Westec Environmental Solutions, LLC JEFF REISS jeff@wes-worldwide.com 808-870-4063 www.wes-worldwide.com
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