How is the T-E-C Reformer technology different from other renewable energy technologies?
No other renewable waste-to-value energy technology approaches the efficiency to the Thermal-Electrical-Chemical (T-E-C) reaction of the T-E-C Reformer. Combined with standard Hydrotreating technology a targeted range of ‘drop-in’ transportation fuels is produced from renewable resources and waste.
The T-E-C Reformer process is less capital intensive, more efficient and more cost-effectively scaled than conventional renewable energy processes that are based on combustion, biological decomposition, gasification, pyrolysis or fermentation. The unique T-E-C Reformer maintains a continuous self-sustained Thermal-Electrical-Chemical process operating at ambient pressure (15 psia), low temperature (<160o F), uses no catalysts within the main reaction chamber, requires minimal levels of external power, and can effectively process feedstock with a moisture content up to 70%.
Unlike oil produced by pyrolysis, T-E-C OIL may be further processed by standard commercial hydrotreating technology employing specific catalysts to produce finished renewable transportation fuels - #1 Diesel, and Jet Fuel. Manufacturing cost is considerably reduced by using the hydrogen separated from GAS produced by the T-E-C Reformer via commercially available membrane separation technology.
What is the cost of producing a gallon of renewable diesel fuel?
A T-E-C Reformer Production Facility with twenty (20) T-E-C Reformer units will produce a gallon of Ultra Low Sulfur (ULS) Diesel for less than US$0.72 per gallon. This is roughly 1/3 the cost to produce a gallon of Diesel than from extracted crude oil by oil refineries which are themselves major sources of air and water pollution.
What are the markets for the OIL and GAS produced by the T-E-C Reformer?
Renewable Fuel and separated Gases are sold at benchmark commodity pricing. The commodities produced by the T-E-C Reformer technology - renewable ULS diesel, LPG, methane, CO and CO2 are marketed through the existing commodity broker sales channels and delivered through existing logistics infrastructure.