Waste & EnergyWhy are people turning to pyrolysis and gasification for waste treatment?
- Desire to recover valuable product and/or energy from wastes
- Operational difficulties and negative image of incineration
- Perception of new processes as "greener, high technology solutions"
- Constraints on land filling
- Helps meeting recycling targets
- Reduces greenhouse gas production - helps meet Kyoto Protocol targets
- Efforts of end users and suppliers wanting greener carbon content
Klean's end products have important environmental advantages compared to traditional products, giving our fuels a significant edge as governments pass new and more stringent environmental legislation.
In 2006, the U.S. the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") has reduced the allowable sulfur content of diesel fuel from 500 parts per million (ppm) to 15 ppm. The European Union has imposed new legislation that mandates a limit of 10 ppm. Under the definitions contained in the 1992 Energy Policy Act, these new fuels can be derived from synthetic gas from alternative feed stocks such as municipal solid waste, scrap tires and waste plastics are defined as alternative fuels.
Compliance with this new legislation will add to refining costs, raising diesel fuel prices. In addition, refineries are faced with the challenge that crude oil is generally getting heavier, making it harder and more expensive to raise to the new stringent standards. It is highly unlikely that these improvements in fuel quality can be achieved without using a technique such as blending zero sulfur diesels into the current crude based product mix.
Recovered Fuels & Energy from Waste
Klean Industries produces certified recovered fuels from waste which have been recognized by the EPA as a renewable fuel. Through the combination of a unique process referred to as fluidized catalytic assisted thermal cracking (or otherwise referred to as fluid catalytic cracking ("FCC")), and a proven gasification / pyrolysis process, Klean is able to use and convert a variety of carbon based waste materials, that can be used as a feedstock for the production of various renewable fuels.
The Klean Team's proprietary processing techniques have been independently validated and over the past thirty years using municipal waste and other forms of feedstock to produce EPA accepted renewable fuels such as ASTM D975 diesel fuel. Klean's technologies are in operation globally and the company is working on the development of many other prospective locations around the globe.