Emissions-Free Waste-to-Energy System Solutions for Modern Shipping and Cruising
The CleanStream Reformer 1 is designed for distributed power generation, making it ideal for shipping of all types. All forms of waste serve as feedstock for the compact utility system that is able to be fitted into the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems of the vessel. A waste hopper accommodates daily trash collection and allows waste storage to be eliminated safely and cleanly on the vessel every day. It is an ideal tool for onboard waste management solutions with the benefits of highly efficient power production.
EQUARES Energy was a fuel sponsor at the Energy Efficiency in Shipping 2014 conference in London.
Clean Energy from All Types of Carbon-based Waste
The CleanStream Reformer 1 processes one ton of dry waste (or two wet tons) per day to produce approximately 150 kW of combined heat and power for habitation needs, medical clinics, water recycling, water treatment, growing food and other production.
The CleanStream Reformer 1 can be fed with all manner of waste, including sewer, chemical, pharmaceutical, and solid waste from shipping operations – converting non-useful, often hazardous waste into cost saving power, 24 hours a day. By capturing energy from waste, the system significantly reduces disposal problems and dependence on expensive and harmful fossil fuels.
Versatile Applications and Scalability
Power generated from the CleanStream Reformer 1 can be utilized in a variety of ways. The system can produce electricity and EQUARES Energy Company™ and its partners can scale up a larger system for separating pure hydrogen for use in hydrogen-powered vehicles. Water purification systems can be incorporated into the facility. Rainwater and wastewater can be collected, purified by heat and filter systems and provide clean potable drinking water and water for general purposes, respectively. EQUARES Energy Company’s partners provide water-testing systems to assure regulated water quality standards are met.
The CSR 1 collects all vessel waste, e.g., medical clinic and plumbing waste, solid waste (housing and office trash) and greenhouse plant waste for conversion into power for:
- Onboard housing
- Medical clinics
- Daily work operations
- Onboard food production
- Recreation centers
The CleanStream Reformer 1 can process all forms of waste including solid waste, chemicals, sewer sludge and medical waste. Complete waste removal allows facility operators to increase the number of facilities for other uses.
Co-products of the CleanStream Reformer 1 include power, heat, clean water, and revenue-producing fertilizer. The CleanStream Reformer 1 is particularly well-suited to support food production, hydroponics and aquaculture facilities.
There are three types of co-product water available from the system: water from de-watering that can be heated with the system and filtered for general use, pathogen-free ammonia water directly from the steam / CO2 reforming process that can be further filtered for general use, and potable water that comes from running the fuel cell.
The electricity generated daily with the CleanStream Reformer 1 is enough to support the equivalent of 85 households with kitchens and baths, approximately 400 people. We assume approximately 340 – 400 people producing 5 – 10 pounds of mixed waste per day. More may be served in low-waste-generating communities or in shared dining arrangements.
Combined heat and power from the steam / CO2 reforming process can be used for facility heating, air conditioning (absorption) chillers, hot water heating to support additional spaces. CO2 can be diverted for use in an onboard greenhouse.
EQUARES Energy Company is an advanced renewable energy systems company committed to providing emissions-free waste-to-energy equipment and related monitoring services to support operations. Our team has over 50 years of direct experience in designing and building ARES equipment and facilities. Our direction comes from our members who pursued careers as chemical and mechanical engineers and design scientists and worked with NASA, Teledyne, and Westinghouse.
At EQUARES Energy we focus on advancing renewable energy to solve today’s energy and waste problems. We believe in decentralized, distributive power (stand-alone power) through highly efficient energy-conversion devices that are well above current applications.
Our technology works with existing utility systems or independently of them. We see that decentralization of energy is possible just using onboard housing and facility waste that is abundantly accessible. Our CleanStream Reformer 1 benefits the ships they support. It eliminates storage of waste and dumping waste at sea.
EQUARES Energy Company’s small, sustainable and stand-alone advanced renewable energy systems create premium power and valuable co-products while protecting the environment from the impacts of human habitation and production.
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