TGEG Announces Pelletizing to Start in 2012
CLARK FREEPORT, Philippines, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — True Green Energy Group announced today that it has successfully tested the material recycling facility, shedder and pelletizing machine. TGEG system will reduce landfill waste while generating green energy. The process of turning garbage into electricity is done in several stages. First, waste materials that are combustible, such as paper, plastic, food, wood, and agricultural materials, are dried and shredded. Metal and glass can’t be turned into energy, and will be kept and recycled. However the device will still work if these materials are mingled into the garbage as the TGEG MRF system separates all hard metals. Next, the shredded trash is turned into fuel pellets similar to those burned in wood pellet stoves. But unlike stoves and municipal systems, the TGEG system does not burn the pellets. Instead, it uses a special gasification process that uses high temperatures to decompose the pellets in a controlled process.
This TGEG system is based on a technology developed in the 19th century. TGEG 21st century advancements have improved the energy conversion and profitability of the pellet. While about 5% of the pelletized material ends up as ash, the rest is converted into a synthetic gas (mostly hydrogen and carbon monoxide) that is similar to natural gas, but with a lower energy content. The resulting gas is burned in a highly efficient micro turbine to generate electricity. ?Many businesses and municipalities already see the benefits to the environment of “converting and diverting” trash into clean energy, solving two pressing ecological problems at the same time. The Philippines produces an abundance of trash and requires an endless stream of energy.
Biomass pellets are generally a superior fuel when compared to their raw feedstock. Not only are the pellets more energy dense, they are also easier to handle and use in automated feed systems. These advantages, when combined with the sustainable and ecologically sound properties of the fuel, make it very attractive for use. The standard shape of a TGEG fuel pellet is cylindrical, with a diameter of 6 to 8 millimeters and a length of no more than 38 millimeters. Most common pellets currently on the market) must have an ash content of less than 1 percent, whereas “standard” pellets may have as much as 2 percent ash. All pellets should have chloride levels of less than 300 parts per million and no more than 0.5 percent of fines (dust). Many biomass feed stocks have higher ash content than the standard allows. In addition, some grasses and other materials generate ash that tends to form clumps and deposits at high temperatures.
The process of manufacturing fuel pellets involves placing ground biomass under high pressure and forcing it through a round opening called a “die.” When exposed to the appropriate conditions, the biomass “fuses” together, forming a solid mass. This process is known as “extrusion.” Some biomass (primarily wood) naturally forms high-quality fuel pellets, while other types of biomass may need additives to serve as a “binder” that holds the pellet together.
However, the creation of the pellets is only a small step in the overall process of manufacturing fuel pellets. These steps involve feedstock grinding, moisture control, extrusion, cooling, and packaging. Each step must be carried out with care if the final product is to be of acceptable quality.
The pellet is actually created in this step. A roller is used to compress the biomass against a heated metal plate called a “die.” The die includes several small holes drilled through it, which allow the biomass to be squeezed through under high temperature and pressure conditions. If the conditions are right, the biomass particles will fuse into a solid mass, thus turning into a pellet. A blade is typically used to slice the pellet to a predefined length as it exits the die. Some biomass tends to fuse together better than other biomass.
The proper combination of input material properties and pelleting equipment operation may minimize or eliminate this problem. It is also possible to add a “binder” material like TGEG is doing with its biomass to help it stick together.
Pellets, as they leave the die, are quite hot (~150 degrees C) and fairly soft. Therefore, they must be cooled and dried before they are ready for use. This is usually achieved by blowing air through the pellets as they sit in a metal bin. The final moisture content of the pellets should be no higher than 8 percent.
Pellets are typically sold in 18-kilogram bags, which can be easily filled using an overhead hopper and conveyor belt arrangement. The TGEG bags will be clearly labeled with the type of pellet, their grade (i.e., premium or standard), and their heat content. 1 ton of biomass pellets made by True Green Energy Group will cost approximately $165. The landfill site in San Fernando is estimated to pelletize between 300 to 1000 tons per day.
True Bio Electric who has contracts with TGEG to mine below ground garbage and will be placing additional pelletizing equipment on the landfill to increase the production and overall profits to the city of San Fernando and its Pioneer shareholders. TBE is involved in the production of bio flakes from waste, which fuel TGEG Bio Green systems.
TBE delivers a long-term technology providing a renewable resource that lasts and leaves a legacy for a cleaner and greener future. It is True Bio Electrics mission to discover, develop, and provide healthier, more efficient and environmentally friendly answers. TBE clients as well as their shareholders are concerned about leaving a better world for future generations and creating cleaner electricity products and pelletizing is an excellent way to do so. At present there is a great opportunity for consumers and shareholders to influence their choice and go with green investments. Going green with clean green electric power is what TBE is all about and what True Green Energy Group lives by.
TGEG (True Green Energy Group) is a company founded by Ronald Shane Flynn that promotes world power and green technologies. Ronald Flynn the chairman of the board and founder said, “The waste problem has been a long burden in the Philippines, which ruined the livelihood and lives of many Filipinos. According to the DENR, 6,700 tons of garbage is being generated in the NCR (National Capital Region) alone every day, only 10% is being recycled and the remaining 90% goes straight to dumpsites, rivers and streets, which affects the environment and the public health”.
TGEG aims for sustainable development by providing the needs of the current world populations without compromising the future generations. The solutions and technologies allow communities to enhance their sustainability level by turning their waste streams into reusable and valuable resources.
True Green Energy Group strategy is to “de-carbonize” the electric power generation industry by shifting to non-fossil fuel-based energy sources, specifically energy-from-waste. This follows the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Renewable Energy Law (RA 9513) of the Philippines that confirms energy-from-waste is renewable, and to build low cost housing for Filipino families. ??
This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of the 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbor created by those sections.
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SOURCE True Green Energy Group