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The 'GEM' (Green Energy Machine)
 

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Stub Haber, founder of MSW Power presents on his waste-to-energy system- the 'GEM' (Green Energy Machine).

Stub Haber, founder of MSW Power presents on his waste-to-energy system- the 'GEM' (Green Energy Machine).

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  • The GEM handles your municipal waste. While we understand that people will throw anything and everything into their trash, the GEM derives no energy content from metal and glass. E-waste, construction and demolition waste, and other toxic wastes aren’t meant to be put in the GEM. The GEM’s footprint is small and each installation can be modified to meet individual customer needs.
  • By processing your waste on-site, we can help you meet your sustainability goals by diverting waste that would go to a landfill and save you money at the same time by avoiding grid supplied electricity and natural gas bills used for heating and air conditioning.Our ash (based on our feedstock) has been tested by the Massachusetts DEP and it has been found safe for landfilling. In some cases the ash can be repurposed and used in road building, cinderblock manufacture, or in fertilizer.
  • On the front end, our goal is to make loading the GEM as easy as your current waste disposal method.If you handle 3 tons all at once or if you make multiple smaller deposits at your dumpster, we will design a front end that will meet your needs. Top loading, side loading, or other configurations are all possible. Some customers have asked for a chute down from the 2nd floor. Our site engineer will visit your site, evaluate your waste management process, and configure a front end to suit.Every front end conveyor will require restricted access for feeding. Only authorized personnel will have access.
  • The GEM has two main back end configurations. One option is a boiler which can be used to produce hot water or steamThe other main option is a combined heat and power system using a diesel engineThe CHP package comes with a full heat recovery package where we collect heat from the engine coolant and the exhaust gas as well as excess heat from the gasifier.We can provide heat in the form of hot air, hot water, or steam.Choice of the backend is of course up to the customer but our ROI analysis will determine the options that demonstrate the quickest payback.
  • We’ve installed over 100 remote sensors inside the GEM. Each GEM can be monitored in real-time. By monitoring your GEM, IST will be able to anticipate problems before they become problems.
  • This chart compares the savings in terms of greenhouse gas emissions from waste-to-energy and various alternative energy sources versus landfilling your waste and purchasing energy from a utility.Incineration with energy capture gives you heat and electricity. Wind and solar offset greenhouse gases produced as a result of electric generation only.The GEM has three sources of greenhouse gas savings, electric production, heat, and waste disposal and offsets more greenhouse gasses than the other alternatives.
  • Each customer will receive an individualized payback analysisThe payback is a function of how much waste you have and the composition of your waste. Plastic has more energy than paper which in turn has more energy than food, which is mostly water.The more energy rich the material going in, the more energy you will get going out. A mix of material is actually best.The other variables in the payback model are your costs for energy, heat, and waste disposal.In the US, there are Federal Tax incentives for CHP equipment, credits for renewable energy production, and the ability to expense the equipment in the first year. There may also be incentives at the state level as well.Compared to other alternatives such as wind and solar, payback for the GEM is significantly shorter.
  • The GEM handles your municipal waste. While we understand that people will throw anything and everything into their trash, the GEM derives no energy content from metal and glass. E-waste, construction and demolition waste, and other toxic wastes aren’t meant to be put in the GEM. The GEM’s footprint is small and each installation can be modified to meet individual customer needs.
  • The GEM handles your municipal waste. While we understand that people will throw anything and everything into their trash, the GEM derives no energy content from metal and glass. E-waste, construction and demolition waste, and other toxic wastes aren’t meant to be put in the GEM. The GEM’s footprint is small and each installation can be modified to meet individual customer needs.

The 'GEM' (Green Energy Machine) The 'GEM' (Green Energy Machine) Presentation Transcript

  • Landfill Diversion & Clean Energy GenerationThe “GEM”(Green Energy Machine)www.mswpower.comThe “GEM” at the Plymouth (MA) County Correctional Facility
  • GEM Overview The GEM is a Landfill Diverter– Converts useless waste into valuable clean energy Handles mixed waste streams– Paper, plastic, wood, food, agricultural waste– Processes up to 3 tons/day Diverts unrecyclable waste from landfill Complements existing recycling programs Occupies a compact footprint (45’ x 9.5’ x 8’)– Plus Front End/Back End2
  • GEM Benefits Helps achieve sustainability goals Processes unrecyclable waste on-sitewhere it is generated Eliminates landfill use by 95%– 5% ash may be placed in landfills or re-purposed Saves money– Eliminates 95% of waste hauling fees– Lowers energy costs3
  • What’s Included GEM (45’ ISO container)– Solid waste pre-processor (shredder, drier, pellet mill, pellet hopper)– Gasifier (Downdraft Gasification)– Non-ferrous and ferrous metal separation– Safety features (TUV certification)– Fire suppression Automatic ash removal Standard front loader Back-end for energy generation (generator or boiler) & switch gear forgenerator Regular design services & permitting assistance Installation and commissioning 90-day labor warranty (next day, 8 X 5) 1 yr parts warranty Remote monitoring service4
  • 5GEM Aerial Photo
  • Configuration Options- Front End Conveyor feeding– Multiple capacities available– Restricted card access– Foot pedal operation Top loading gravity feed Options– Compactor6
  • Configuration Options– Back End CHP– Power Hybrid fuel genset uses synthetic gasblended with diesel– Heat Engine and exhaust heat are recoveredfor use by facility Heat only– Boiler runs on synthetic gas– Provides hot air, hot water, or steam– Heat used by facility7
  • Remote Monitoring & Controls Over 100 sensors installed throughout the GEM measure awide array of parameters Wealth of data provides analysis capabilities– Anticipate potential maintenance requirements– Evaluate cost savings– Determine environmental benefits MSW Power engineer remotely monitors details of GEMoperation via wireless network interface Customer has access to a summary screen of operationaldata Many data points compiled to generate a real-time kioskscreen.8
  • 9 Thermal decompositionprocess Converts solid matter intogaseous form Resultant gas is flammable GEM methodology –Downdraft Gasification– Uses high heat in oxygen-starved process to convertsolids into gaseous fuel or“syngas”– Vacuum pulls gas thrubottom of gasifier with noemissions– Small-scale efficiency– Low-tar gas producingsystem
  • Gas Data & Noise Level Gas Composition (% of Volume)– Nitrogen 44%– CO 22%– Hydrogen 18%– Methane 3%– Water 8%– CO2 5% Gas Energy Content - 160 to 200 BTU/cu ft Noise Levels– SWP = 65dB at (Pellet Mill Doors)– Gasifier = 66dB (at GEM Container Corner)– SWP + Gasifier + Boiler = 68dB (next to GEM Container)– SWP + Gasifier + Generator = 75dB (23 feet from GEM)10
  • 02004006008001,0001,200Incineration withEnergy CaptureSolar Wind GEM138440 440314177446330EmissionsSavingsinTons(CO2E) Annual Greenhouse Gas Savings vs. LandfillsHeatWasteDisposalElectricity3154404401,090• Landfills produce 420 tons of GHG emissions annually to dispose of 3 tons of waste daily.• Utilities produce 440 tons of GHG annually to create 75kW of electricity daily.• Utilities produce 330 tons of GHG annually to create 180 kW of heat daily
  • GEM Weight12Weight by Component and Energy ConfigurationComponentDiesel CHP BoilerPounds Tons Pounds TonsMain Container 47,200 23.6 47,200 23.6Back End 8,760 4.4 14,800 7.4Auxiliary Equip 14,300 7.2 14,300 7.2Total Weight 70,260 35.1 76,300 38.1
  • Return on Investment Individualized payback modeling completed for each client Client provides input on payback variables– Waste volume– Waste composition– Waste disposal cost– Electricity cost– Heat cost– Preferred options & customizations– Tax incentives Payback period significantly shorter than alternatives13
  • Selling Approach Sales & Service– Direct– Channel Partners Environmental Consultants Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) Equipment Manufacturers & Resellers Waste & Material Management Companies– Group Purchasing Organizations Authorized Supplier – Premier Inc.– 3,000 Member Hospitals with 100,000 sites14
  • GEM Operating History (Thru Jan 2013)15Operating Parameter DataRun Time (Hours) 5,444Waste Processed (Tons) 525Ash Disposed (%) 5.6 Underlying Technology– Downdraft Gasification Success To-Date– Edwards AFB, CA– Plymouth County County Correctional Facility, MA
  • MA Policy Changes Allowance for Pyrolysis & Gasification UnderConsideration– Promotes New, Environmentally-Friendly Technologies– Provides $350M Market Opportunity for GEM– Permitting Issues Must Be Delineated16