Conversion of existing thermal generating stations is achieved through waste-to-energy and total recycling technologies. In addition to renewable energy other co-products consist of biofuels as well as precast concrete panels for the construction industries.
The conversion technology is being marketed on a build-own-operate basis thereby eliminating all capital costs to existing thermal generating plant owners. The energy produced by the waste-to-energy technology is 100% renewable. Time to achieve each conversion is estimated at 3 years from start to finish. Coal fired power plants will then be able to dispose of their troublesome fly and bottom ash as well as their sanitary wastes and coal pile runoff waters thereby achieving total waste management.
For the last several years the power plant industry has been investigating the possible sequestering of its CO2 emissions by beneficially using this gas in the photosynthesis of microalgae. Field efforts to date have been determined as too expensive. The technology used by WaterSmart Environmental includes the use of a super efficient enclosed photobioreactor that produces Spirulina microalgae. The company learned that photosynthesis (the production of carbohydrates) can occur simultaneously with respiration (the production of oxygen) thus enabling 24/7 continuous operation. The Environmental Benefits of the technology include a minimum of 1,100 pounds of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction per megawatt hour of electricity generated. The total (CO2) reduction potential for North America is estimated at 2.75 Billion Tons/Year. This next generation climate change total technology package has taken about 10 years to develop. The proprietary technology is shown on WSE Drawings No. S-6099-1 and S-6099-111.