Here are 25 Benefits of the New Planet Energy Process

The Recycling & Renewable Fuel Facility will:Benefits - landfill2

1.  Divert garbage from landfills;

2.  Reduce landfilling by 80%;

3.  Enhance recovery of recyclables;

4.  Make a significant impact on curtailing the effects of climate change: every ton of waste used by the plant will represent avoided landfill gas emissions (wastes deposited in landfills give off landfill gas, primarily methane, as they decompose, which is 20 times more damaging to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas/GHG emissions);

5. Utilize mist, odor and emission controls; spill prevention; contaminant systems; and best-practices product handling to keep process wastes well below regulated threshold limits;

6.  Use gray waste water for the biorefinery’s water needs, which can be cleaned and reused multiple times;

7.  Clean the facility’s wastewater prior to discharge so its quality exceeds the gray water;

8.  Convert post-recycled wastes into clean syngas – the building block of multiple renewable chemicals and fuels – via a steam reformer with a closed loop system that uses a fluidized bed so there are no gasification emissions;

9.  Produce a high-quality transportation fuel that is completely compatible with all existing diesel fuel engines and fueling equipment and, thus, through these steps, recapture the value from the waste receive

The Renewable Sulfur-Free Diesel Fuel will:

10.  Operate exactly like and will be almost indistinguishable from its petroleum counterpart,

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11.   Eliminate sulfur in diesel fuel;

12.   Eliminate aromatics in diesel fuel;

13.   Start more quickly and run smoother due to its higher cetane number;

14.   Save money and time since engines will run cleaner and cooler, which will reduce wear (helped by a lubricity agent blended into the fuel), thus requiring less maintenance. In addition, the fuel will:

15. Extend engine life (for the reasons cited above);

16. Cut emissions from pollutants that cause smog, pose public health threats, damage the environment and contribute to climate change;

17. Exceed EPA diesel emission reduction requirements for all major pollutants, including hydrocarbons (HC), particulate matter (PM), Benefits smog_cityvolatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide (CO) and greenhouse gases (GHG), except for nitrogen oxide (NOx);

18. Make a significant reduction in NOx emissions compared to ultra-low sulfur diesel (with the addition of a readily available NOx adsorber, NOx emissions can be virtually eliminated);

19. Cost less than any other emission reduction measure;

20. Not require engine rebuilding or a repowering modification;

21. Not require any changes in current fueling, fuel storage, servicing or maintenance infrastructures;

22. Allow owners and operators of bus and truck fleets to meet all diesel emission reduction requirements, yet continue using existing diesel-powered equipment for the rest of its useful life;Benefits - diesel-engine3

23. Allow the costs of meeting emission reduction targets to be paid out over a vehicle’s lifetime, instead of requiring large initial outlays for vehicle and infrastructure modifications and replacements;

24. Provide an overall better reduction in emissions from the principal pollutants targeted by EPA than any other alternative fuel;

25. Even surpass the lifecycle emissions of particulate matter (“PM”) compared to electric-powered buses that are recharged with electricity from coal-fired plants.