Regreen’s processing systems can convert municipal solid waste (MSW), as well as all types of organic wastes, into end products that have good BTU values, consistently delivered at a 5% to 7% moisture content. End product characteristics can be blended for specific applications. All of our end product pellets have tested out as highly-efficient and compatible with any gasification system. Regreen offers both syngas and pyrolysis modules to team with the Regreen Processor to produce electricity, fuels, and marketable byproducts, with no harmful emissions.
Regreen-processed organic wastes will provide BTU values of 6,300 to 8,300 per-pound and the residue from use in energy production is a high-value biochar product. If pyrolysis is used, an organic rubber product can also be created. MSW will provide higher BTU values of 8,000 to 11,000 per-pound and the ash has superior bonding properties to coal ash, thus making it marketable as an additive for concrete production.
Anaerobic (and to a lesser extent Aerobic) digestion is currently seen as the preferred technology for organic waste to energy. Both feature a series of biological processes in which microorganisms are used to break down biodegradable material and create a methane gas suitable for use in energy production.
95% of the material processed through anaerobic digestion requires subsequent processing to become a suitable end product. Odor and bacteria issues with the digestate (semi-solids and solids not converted to methane gas by anaerobic digestion) require a lengthy composting process. In addition, anaerobic digestion systems require significant pre-processing of incoming waste material, often employing costly systems to create a slurry from pre-sorted organic material. Lastly, anaerobic digestion systems, in order to handle any volume of waste, must be built in a large and costly fashion and require trained engineers to operate.
Regreen captures and utilizes 100% of the carbon from organic wastes and utilizes 100% of the energy value. Once our pellets are used to create electricity or fuels, the ash is a marketable product with no further processing required. It is also a more valuable end product than compost made from anaerobic digestion digestate.