1. Who is Klean Industries Inc?
Klean Industries Inc ("Klean") is a environmental engineering and technology solutions company that is specialized at converting many waste streams into clean high-grade alternative energy products and value-added materials. Klean owns, manufactures, licenses, and develops technologies. We also provide consulting and distribution services for a number of proprietary technologies and solutions to recover resources. Klean provides tailor-made solutions for all kinds of energy and waste disposal problems, including complex supply and disposal concepts for municipalities, public utilities and industry. Our knowledge and expertise in the area of waste-treatment technologies and logistics systems are supported by a network of facilities and engineering accomplishments that enable Klean to provide solutions for virtually all waste streams anywhere around the world.
Our systematic passion for engineering superior solutions for today's waste streams, combined with our exceptional technological achievements in these areas adds to our integrated skill sets and unique knowledge base. Klean Industries is a solid and unique team of executives and engineers with hundreds of years' worth of combined experience who share a common vision and understanding that sustainable growth can only be achieved when there is symbiosis between waste and growth as Mother Nature designed.
2. What is Tertiary Recycling?
It is the structural breakdown of materials into their original raw core components that made up the original product.
3. What feedstocks does Klean Industries process commercially?
The Klean Industries thermal conversion processes transform a wide variety of waste streams into renewable sources. Some of these include oil to meet our transportation, electricity and heating requirements, and minerals from organic waste to be used as fertilizer. Some examples of the renewable feedstocks that we currently process commercially include:
Industrial Wastes such as Shredder Residues (including ASR), Tires, and Mixed Plastics. Municipal Wastes such as Municipal Sewage Sludge (MSS), Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), and Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) Sludge. Food Processing / Agricultural Wastes such as Poultry (Offal, Feathers, Bones, Litter, Manure, Protein Meal); Beef (Offal, MDM, Paunch, Bone Meal), Pork (Offal, Manure, Grease), Fish, Biomass and other waste streams.
4. Can your technology be used for BSE (Mad Cow Disease)?
Our technology is capable of destroying pathogens in large quantities. It can potentially be used for disposal of specified risk materials (SRMs) or other BSE-related material. By redirecting this material away from the food chain we reduce the risk of disease transmission.
5. Do Klean plants pollute the environment?
Depending on the system, and what waste streams are being processed, certain fuel emission are produced via combustion. All of Klean's operating plants have been tested by the highest standards and the Company's patented technologies are internationally proven, and exceeds the most stringent environmental standards in place in Canada, the U.S.A. (California included) and Japan. Since the mid-1970s, the technologies offered by Klean Industries have undergone a series of tests, updates and improvements in a never-ending pursuit of perfection with this in mind over 30 years of research and development has been conducted to produce solutions and technologies that exceed any resource-recovery technologies currently available from other vendors. Commercialization of the Klean technologies took place over 30 years.
6. Can Klean Industries provide test results on it products?
Yes, Klean Industries has independent test results on all of its products. We can provide 3rd party analysis on all our products from many of our facilities. Product samples are available upon request. As standard practice we usually require our clients to visit several of the more than 500 facilities that are in commercial operation and conduct what we call visual & physical testing using the client's specific feedstock when appropriate. Please note that we charge fees for all test results and all projects require feedstock testing.
7. What products do you get when you process waste from a typical food processing plant?
Klean Industries turns typical food processing waste into biodiesel, minerals, animal feed, compost and water.
8. What products do you get when you process waste from a typical mixed plastics / tires processing plant?
Klean Industries' technologies turn post-consumer mixed plastics and tires into hydrocarbon fuels and recoverable minerals and metals. The majority of these components are hydrocarbon-based and derived from crude oil therefore, it makes sense to recover these resources and integrate them back into the supply chain, given the cost of energy and crude in today's escalating market.
9. What products do you get when you process waste from a municipal plant?
Municipal solid waste (MSW) plants have a varied mixture of organic wastes (organic food waste, paper, plastic, etc.) and inorganic wastes (dirt, metals, and glass). Therefore, the yields from these plants are renewable fuels and other useful mineral products. Sewage sludge is similar to certain kinds of agricultural waste, except it typically has far more water content; therefore, less valuable products will be produced.
10. What is the cost per litre of Klean fuel produced?
As an example, and depending on the technology configurations, we can produce a barrel of high-grade synthetic diesel oil from waste plastics for less than $0.30 cents per litre. This high-quality fuel can be used in any standard diesel engine with no engine modifications required. Our renewable diesel pricing is extremely competitive with traditional crude oil.
11.Are the plants economically viable?
Klean Industries utilizes technologies with a commercial history of over 30 years and there are over 500 successful reference facilities of which to refere too. These technologies are more than economically viable - they are sustainable! All our commercial plants meet and exceed our client's expectations. As an example, one of the latest large scale installations has been operating for over 60 months with ZERO down time, not even for 5 minutes!
12. Are there any plans to license your technology?
Klean Industries has an absolutely unique set of business models and business plans for each application. Klean Industries is in the advanced stages of becoming a world leader in developing projects utilizing resource-recovery technologies. Generally, depending on the client and as our relationship develops, there are certain opportunities with respect to licensing but for the most part we like to have established a 'track record' with companies that we appoint as agents/representatives/distributors and certainly this requires companies with expertise and experience in any given region and in our industry as a whole. Our current business plan is to construct plants jointly with partners who have waste streams under their control. As we develop our business further, we may on a case-by-case basis license our technologies and facilities.
One such possibility is the licensing of our technologies to third parties in exchange for up-front licensing fees and on-going production royalties. These fees and royalties are negotiable, as is the territory that will be covered by any particular licensing agreement. Klean will also provide technical assistance in the engineering, construction and possible operation of new plants (on a reimbursable cost basis) and retain a certain amount of control with respect to changes or modifications from current plant designs. Klean also has working relationships with engineering and construction management firms around the world. As developments warrant, Klean could also become involved as a joint-venture partner in recycling plants and share in construction cost and profits. It is expected that the duration of a license agreement will extend for the life of any plant or plants, but that an additional license fee and royalties will be charged for subsequent plants built by the same licensee.
13. Does Klean Industries receive a technology royalty?
Depending on the technology required for a specific application royalties are required. Royalties also depend on the structure of the project. Royalties provide the client with protected areas as we would generally not construct another competing processing plant in the same geographical area causing competition for feedstock. Our royalties are usually structured as front-end and are based on processing volume.
14. What is the cost of a fully operational facility?
The actual cost of each plant will vary depending on site location, available infrastructure for the site, and whether an existing building is available. The turn-key contract cost for the initial operation, exclusive of site, building, and infrastructure is completely customer and site-specific, as no two projects are the same. The purchase price will include license fees and the costs of Klean Industries technical supervision and assistance during installation and set-up. Once Klean has received a purchase order for one of our systems the complete plant will be assembled and fully operational in approximately 6 to 12 months from the date of the invoice, anywhere in the world. For more information on pricing, please see Get Your Detailed, Finance Ready Plant Quotation >>> GO!
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15. Does Klean Industries have patents on its technologies?
Klean Industries utilizes patented technologies and processes in many of its applications. Klean and its technology partners have received many world-wide patents. Some of Klean Industries' proprietary technologies shall be maintained as Trade Secret information. Below are sample copies of world wide patents utilized by Klean Industries.
16. How many resource-recovery plants are currently using the technologies offered by Klean Industries and how many exist that are commercially operational?
As of the end of 2006 there will be approximately 500 examples of these technologies spread all over Asia and around the world, processing different materials to produce customer-specific products using our true tertiary recycling technologies. With many fully commercial plants built and more plants destined shortly for North America and Europe, Klean Industries is plans on being a low cost leader in delivering the highest possible returns both environmentally and financially - with this in mind Klean is destined to define green energy for industries around the globe.
17. What are the specs of the oil produced from Klean technologies?
The systems produce different quality fuels from different waste streams. The bio-refineries will produce products to meet commercial specifications depending on the facility and the client's needs.
18. Can Klean system oil be used for home heating oil?
Yes, it is currently used by many large utility companies throughout Asia. Our renewable diesel product can be run as a neat or blended. Many applications of the Klean fuels are used in boilers for heating and turbines for electrical power generation.
19. Can Klean renewable diesel be used as a replacement fuel for automobiles?
Depending on the feedstock, plastics for example can be converted into high-grade, environmentally friendly, synthetic diesel fuel meeting EN590 standards. This fuel has better properties and produces fewer emissions when burned than regular CIMAC-10 refinery-based diesel fuel. The approved diesel fuel can be used directly in diesel engines. Some feedstocks require further refining but it is possible to make fractional distillate components.
20. Does the Klean process compete with large oil companies/refineries?
Klean fuels are not in competition with large oil companies or refineries. We consult with many oil companies in regard to designing new products and systems that can be integrated to recover these high grade resources that are locked in many waste streams such as tires and plastics. It makes sense that the infrastructure used for oil distribution be developed to support green fuel products. The same oil pipelines and fuel stations and refineries can be used to transport and distribute renewable diesel.
21. Are there any prospects for growth?
Klean along with its partners in the UK, Australia, Africa, Europe, Japan, and China are continuing to develop plants, systems and projects for tertiary recycling of commodity tires, plastics, biomass, organics and scrap electronics. Both the scale of the problem posed by plastics waste and the value of the products that can be reclaimed present an unlimited opportunity for Klean Industries' environmental services and technologies.
22. Is your company listed on a stock exchange? If not, do you plan on going public?
Klean Industries is not currently a publicly traded company. We are privately held and funded. We are in the process of developing different plans and options which one day may include the possibility of becoming a publicly traded company. That said, no revenue information is available at the present time. Please check back often for an update on Klean Industries' plans.
There are no Annual Reports available to the public at the present time. Should you wish to discuss a private-placement opportunity, or would like to be contacted when Klean Industries Inc. makes press releases, please contact Klean Industries Inc.
23. Are there any employment/internship opportunities at Klean Industries?
If any employment opportunities exist they will be posted on our website. Should you wish to apply please send resumes to hr(@)kleanindustries.com.