Biofuel is taking the world by storm. Recent news stories are filled with airlines taking advantage of biofuel; for example, a United Airlines flight will be taking off some time this summer using fuel derived from animal waste and oils resulting from animal fats. Biofuel is the future – and ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc. is part of this revolution.
ThermoChem’s Steam Reforming technology can literally turn garbage – from everyday, residential garbage to animal waste, woody biomass and much more – into jet fuel and diesel. Not only is this technology as green as it can get, it is efficient too – so efficient, that it actually creates the energy that it uses to operate.
United Airlines is definitely getting in on the ground floor with bioenergy; a recent news article states the airline is investing $30-million in Fulcrum Bioenergy, another company that creates fuel out of biomass. Fulcrum will provide United Airlines with about 180 million gallons of biofuel per year, which is a small percentage of the 3.9 billion gallons of fossil fuels it uses every year, but it’s an excellent step in the right direction.
As mentioned above, ThermoChem’s process doesn’t just affect the airlines – it affects the everyday person who drives a diesel truck. Although diesel isn’t currently at its highest (it rose to $4.022 per gallon in 2013, but is currently sitting at $2.832 per gallon) any drop in price at the pump would benefit many Americans.
When it comes right down to it, the conversion of trash into fuel benefits every single person on this planet. Eighteen per cent of the U.S.’s methane emissions are from landfills – the third largest source. This methane directly affects the ozone layer, a fact that is becoming more apparent as the world’s climate changes. If we can drop that amount of methane emissions by even just a few percentage points, it would make the world a greater place.
ThermoChem Recovery International, Inc. is at the forefront of technology for processing waste into fuel; with a variety of feedstock that can be used, there will always be excess garbage, animal waste or woody biomass to process.