Solid Waste to Ethanol/Energy and Other Bio-products
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Genahol Conversion Technologies - A systems approach to converting biomass and the solid waste stream into renewable energy and bioproducts.
There is no one technology that solves all solid waste disposal problems. Genahol represents a new and exciting concept in solid waste management called conversion technology. As implied by the name, Genahol converts the biomass and carbonic portions of the solid waste stream into renewable energy and other bioproducts. The conversion process will drastically reduce solid waste mass and subsequently reduce landfill volume.
The Genahol conversion process has many advantages over the current trend of simply burying solid waste in a landfill. Recycling solid waste materials will reduce solid waste volume, however many times recycling simply does not provide an economic benefit.
However, the Genahol conversion process creates an economic benefit over conventional solid waste management methods by producing valuable commodities such as alternative energy and consumable by-products
The Genahol process takes a systems approach to converting solid waste/biomass into usable byproducts. The Genahol conversion process revolves around four basic technologies:
Hydrolysis - will convert the cellulose found in biomass into glucose (sugar). The glucose is then fermented and distilled into alcohol/ethanol.
Gasification - will convert the carbon element found in solid waste/biomass into alcohol and/or electricity.
Pyrolysis - normally used as a supplement to hydrolysis and gasification, however it can stand alone as a separate technology.
Anaerobic Digestion - there are instances when the waste feedstock can be converted into a valuable commodity or energy. In the instance of food processing, waste may also be converted into methane and even electricity.
Genahol conversion feedstocks:
Genahol redefines the historical costs associated with MSW
Genahol tipping or savings fee, usually based upon existing waste costs (transportation, landfill fees, landfill volume reduction)
Current facilities size varies:
politically correct, environmentally correct