courtesy Global Resources Corp.
An American company from New Jersey says it has a commercially viable way to microwave old car tires into oil and gas, not to mention its processes to convert industrial waste into the same via an “eco-friendly” process.
Global Resource Corp. says its Patriot-1 microwave technology can turn industrial waste into diesel, methane, carbon ash and other hydrocarbons.
In a May demo, heaps of tires were converted into valuable fuels, including propane and butane.
The company says Patriot-1’s technology can also process shale rock, tar sands, bituminous coal, heavy oil, municipal waste, tanker sludge, waste oil, dredged materials and drilling cuttings.
“Global Resource recently signed a joint development agreement with a large oilfield services company for the utilization of the technology with heavy oil,” the communique said.
The company goal is to become “the de facto standard for processing waste materials,” chief exec Eric Swain was quoted as saying.
Waste to energy becomes a 1:50 ratio under Global’s processes, good enough to make a wide range of materials commercially viable to convert to energy “regardless of commodity costs”.
“The Patriot-1 establishes a new standard for waste management and alternative energy development by placing the efficient processing of hydrocarbons within the grasp of a range of industries,” Swain said in a statement, pending an interview with Scandoil.com.