Startech Environmental Corporation’s Chinese distributor, GlobalTech Environmental Incorporated (GlobalTech), has signed a $15 million joint venture contract with the Liaoning Academy of Environmental Sciences for the establishment of the Liaoning GlobalTech Hazardous Waste Processing Facility Co. Ltd. using the Startech Plasma Converter System.
The 20,000 pound-per-day Startech System—the first in China—will process industrial hazardous waste including PCBs.
Startech’s Plasma Converter System contains a plasma field that reaches temperatures up to 30,000º C. The plasma breaks down feedstock materials—such as waste coal, used tires, wood wastes, raw sewage, municipal solid wastes, biomass, discarded roofing shingles, coal waste known as culm, discarded corn stalks, and other agricultural by-products—to their core elements.
The resulting Plasma Converted Gas can be used for power generation or as the input for a Fischer-Tropsch process or for the production of hydrogen. (Earlier post.)
In October 2005, Startech announced that GlobalTech, with offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Changzhou was appointed its exclusive distributor for the Peoples Republic of China.
Earlier in March,Future Fuels, Inc. (FFI) and Startech entered into a mutually exclusive global strategic alliance agreement through which FFI will use Startech’s Plasma Converter System to transform feedstock materials such as used tires, municipal solid waste and biomass into ethanol. (Earlier post.)