Updated Mar 29, 2019

Rob Steir

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Small-scale clean technologies for the recovery of waste (high quality, salable/usable heat, electricity, bio-oil and charcoal) and a low-carbon recovery facility with educational and regenerative purposes.

We combine 2 main technologies and a facility: 1) Our waste-to-energy system is a containerized, ultra-high temperature, self-fueling fluidized bed combustor that converts waste into renewable heat. It is able to treat 15-20t/d of waste with relative high moisture and requires no supplemental fuel. Waste is fed to the combustor via a screw-auger conveyor that shreds the waste small. Once in ...
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We combine 2 main technologies and a facility: 1) Our waste-to-energy system is a containerized, ultra-high temperature, self-fueling fluidized bed combustor that converts waste into renewable heat. It is able to treat 15-20t/d of waste with relative high moisture and requires no supplemental fuel. Waste is fed to the combustor via a screw-auger conveyor that shreds the waste small. Once in the refractory lined combustion chamber, the shredded waste meets the suspended sand particles blown from a sand bed by a column of air, that converts the waste into heat. After passing a multi-cyclone separator for particles collection, part of the exhaust heat is recirculated into the system; the rest goes to heat recovery and to an in-built pollution control, before it leaves the system at stack. 2) Our waste-to-fuel system is a torrefaction unit that converts all combustible material under heat and pressure to high-quality valuable products, like syngas, bio-oil and charcoal. The heat of the operation is sufficient to dry all MSW keeping operating costs to a minimum. The system is able to treat 80, 140 or 250 t/day of waste. The actual process will not produce any emissions, as no combustion is taking place. 3) The facility is a low-carbon, low-energy building that serves three function: waste treatment, education on waste matters and land regeneration. It is designed according to passive design principles and built with locally sourced, partly recycled materials.
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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

Waste-to-fuel torrefaction (pyrolysis) system with several years of successful operation in Canada and a waste-to-energy thermal conversion system with 1,000 hours of verified testing.

Focus Areas:

Waste Management, Distributed Generation Systems, Climate Change and Resilience and 2 MoreSEE ALL

Waste Management, Distributed Generation Systems, Climate Change and Resilience, Biomass/BioFuel and RefugeesSEE LESS

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Employees
$6,500,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

Our innovation mitigates climate change; contributes to the closure of unsanitary dumps and landfills; avoids ocean pollution; and improves health and safety. It also provides a solution for the third of the world’s waste that is still left unmanaged in smaller cities, and contributes to energy security. Sustainable waste management for all needs to include state-of-the-art facilities, be community-friendly, be local and small-scale, and offer affordable solutions -currently non-existent.

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Solution

We solve the above mainly by recovering waste where it is produced at a low cost and in smaller than usual volumes. There are several critical points we address: • We scale the solution to fit the waste problem, including having mobile options • Capital costs are low due to simple and effective designs • Our process is clean meeting EU, US and Canadian environmental standards • We generate value out of waste in form of energy and fuel, making the operation profitable

Target Beneficiaries

Our solution serves any area that produces around 15 tons to as much as 250 tons per day (including organic food waste that has to be extensively dried). It is well suited for island and small scale situations that struggle with the amount of waste, storage and transport costs as well as all other risks involved. The solution is equally suited to large cities thanks to our efficient handling of all MSW. As the processes are clean we do expect strong local support.

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to contribute to clean air, water and environment. We achieve this by treating waste as early as possible in a more decentralized and profitable way. We address any size waste problem by providing the best suited solutions and prices communities can and will be able to deal with. We also aim to improve livelihoods since waste properly managed, paves the way to sustainable development and better health.

Competitive Advantage

Our technologies represent a departure from waste recovery technologies since they: • are small-scale and can adapt to different waste flows • are mobile and can easily be shared between different locations • treat more types of waste more efficiently thanks to the uniform heat distribution and bespoke monitoring. The waste-to-energy technology’s ultra-high temperature is 2-3 times hotter than average and allows to convert more waste types, including some hazardous • have zero process emissions • are less expensive to operate since they are self-fueling • accept high moisture waste Our facility represents a departure from traditional waste recovery facilities since it combines the multiple functions we believe are required for the spreading and adoption of waste recovery facilities. This approach has never been applied to a waste facility before and would place the building as an important reference in the sector.

Planned Goals and Milestones

We are working on delivering our first waste eco-facility with our proprietary technology in an emerging market. It will treat 250 t/d of MSW, with the opportunity to build multiple units in this country over the next few years. Seeking grant/loan funds for initial development efforts, and actively looking for investors to participate in entire project. Further, we will: •streamline operations •follow up with pipeline of interested buyers (all waiting for Unit 001) • introduce new products
Funding Goal500,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted1,400,000
New Implemented CountriesDominican Republic, Chile, Canada, Sint Maarten, Tunisia, Myanmar, Tonga
RecruitCountry-specific strategic partners, Regional manufacturers (welding, fabrication) partners; Global accounting and legal advisors
New FeatureAdding thermal treatment unit to energy micro-grids; creating cold storage facility using excess exhaust heat and ORC; solution for refugee centers; mobile solution for post-disaster waste disposal (treated wood, foliage); Introduction of composting and fertilizer sale; 3D printing of furniture from recycled plastics; educational courses on waste management and land regeneration practices.

The Team Behind the Innovation

Our executive team: Rob Steir, Frank Raschke, and Patricia Sendin (female) bring a wealth of business, finance, urban planning, architecture and entrepreneurial expertise -- over 80 years collectively. The waste treatment solutions are led by the inventors of these innovative technologies. We are all aligned to build a first-class manufacturing operation, second-to-none waste facilities with a big emphasis on safety, community engagement, and making an impactful and profitable difference!

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING

Supporting Materials

The-Frontline-Waste-Mobile-Combustor.pdf