Solid Waste to Ethanol/Energy and Other Bio-products



Environmental and Economic Development Advantages of the

Genahol Conversion Process

  • Reduced landfill volume/greenhouse gases

  • Cleaner vehicle emissions

  • 100-140 employees at a typical facility

  • $5-$7 million annual employee payroll

  • Increased tax base for political subdivisions

  • Enhancement of regional quality of life

  • Increase in local real estate development

  • Increase in local retail sales

  • Genahol clients can anticipate a 25-50% reduction in disposal and processing costs

Advantages of Genahol

Gasification Process

  • Will convert more material from a MSW waste stream than recycling and/or hydrolysis

  • Technology system is above ground and safe

  • Technology system is modular and flexible in design

  • Technology system is comprised of "off the shelf" materials which may be easily replaced

Services of Genahol Conversion

Technology Program

  • Feasibility Studies (site selection, waste stream audit)

  • Budget Preparation

  • Permitting and Licensing

  • Financing

  • Training and Education

  • Facility Operations

  • Community Involvement/Charitable Foundation

  • Revenue Sharing

Genahol Benefits to the Community or Customer


Environmentally correct

  • Uses new technology; increases recycling percentages

  • Reduces annual consumption of landfill volume

  • Can dispose of green waste (prohibited in Class I landfills)

  • Displays responsible stewardship of resources

  • Meets or exceeds current solid waste regulations

Politically correct

  • Fulfills state and federal solid waste goals

  • Responds to changes in gasoline consumption laws

  • Addresses the national desire for alternative fuels and new energy sources

  • Can assist in the siting of a new landfill or recycling facility

  • Diversion of waste into productive use

  • Establishes a program and facilities for use in solid waste research for higher education

  • Addresses neighborhood needs and programs

  • Generates private investment in the community

  • Cost saving solution to existing waste programs

  • Provides employment opportunities

  • Provides community outreach: grants and funding or enrichment programs

Economically correct

  • Reduces transportation costs to landfill

  • Reduces the public and private cost of waste disposal

  • Commercial/institutional users can drastically reduce dependence on landfills

  • Converts waste into products of value

  • Revenue sharing with customer

  • Prolongs the life of a landfill

The Genahol waste conversion process is a win-win situation for all parties.