Our Unique & Patented Waste
Hydrocarbon Recovery Technology
Tires To Energy
Our process is energy self sufficient and this was confirmed in a number of successful commercially scaled trials that were conducted using the ToxFree process at our demonstration plant in Surrey, British Columbia. These trials were able to economically extract diesel fuel oil, gas, steel and char from scrap tires and were conducted with the aim of establishing commercial scrap tire to energy plants in North America. We plan to recycle clean tire wire to steel mills and supply a variety of feedstock hydrocarbon products to oil refineries, natural gas pipelines and other energy consumers. We also have the potential to increase revenues by refining and upgrading our hydrocarbon products or utilizing them to produce electricity for re-sale.
Our high temperature filter collects particulates down to minus .01 microns which has successfully resolved the two main issues affecting other attempts to recover hydrocarbons from tires namely:
- Continuous operation.
- Management and extraction of sub-micron fraction particles from the hot gas stream.
North American Market and Business Plan
The United States and Canada annually produce over 318 million scrap passenger tires (calculated as passenger tire equivalents “PTE’s” to include all tire sizes) and we estimate that Mexico produces an additional 100 million PTE’s. This scrap waste contains annualized consumption of over 9,000,000 barrels of recyclable heavy oil condensate, 4,500,000 barrels of light oil condensate and 26,000,000,000 cubic feet of natural gas along with 66,880,000 tons of high grade steel scrap.
We intend to develop a specialty company building and operating tire to energy plants in North America. Our ToxFree Technology has completed commercially scaled trials and is ideally suited to recycle scrap tires to diesel fuel, gas, char and other by-products for re-sale or utilized as a feedstock for production and sale of electricity. Our current business focus is to establish one three ton (300 tire) per hour plant in Canada and one three ton per hour plant in the United States. We currently have developed plans to produce plants rated at 3 and 8 tons per hour. These plants will produce hydrocarbon and other by-products for sale into local markets.”
We plan to have the capability to scale up the size of our patented retorting system to handle up to twenty tons (2,000 tires) per hour of scrap tires. Our ToxFree Technology subjects scrap tire shreds to a thermal process that releases all of the hydrocarbons into a rotating horizontal, indirectly fired retort. A unique and patented ceramic filtration system captures all of the carbon black and allows the clean and heavier hydrocarbons to condense into a diesel type fuel and pressure feeds the lighter and valuable gas fractions for further processing as a pressurized gas for bottle sale or injected into a gas pipeline.
Our plant meets the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) requirements for issuance of a permit granting “qualifying facility status” as a producer of electricity from scrap tires. This allows us to sell all of the electricity we produce at “avoided cost” to a local utility. We are currently engaged in the search for sites that will be able to be suitably permitted for our plant operations. Discussions are underway with utilities, existing tire-to-energy entities in need of cost efficient technology, government regulators, and various other parties for the construction of our proposed waste-to-energy plants.