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American Jianye Greentech Holdings to Build Second Waste to Alcohol-Based Fuels Plant in Harbin

American Jianye Greentech Holdings, Ltd., a China-based developer, manufacturer and distributor of alcohol-based automobile fuels and civil-use fuels, including methanol, ethanol, and blended fuels, plans to build a second waste conversion facility, this one based in Harbin, China, that will convert municipal waste, construction waste, plant waste and sewage sludge into alcohol-based fuel.

According to the Memorandum of Understanding between the company and the government of harbin, the local government will arrange a US$75-million dollar loan for the construction of the operations center. The new facility will be capable of treating 500,000 tons of waste per year and 450,000 tons of sewage sludge per year, while generating 100,000 tons of alcohol-based fuel and 20MW of power every year.

At this rate of production, the conversion facility is expected to generate revenue in excess of US$100 million per year. The facility is projected to take 18 months to complete. American Jianye will supervise the entire project, and will then operate the facility after it is completed.

Comments

Henry Gibson

The energy in such material is more efficiently used by burning it and supplying electricity for electric cars and by using the waste heat from the combustion process to aid in the digestion and purification process. New boiler operation procedures are less costly and can be used to provide turbine steam and process steam and even airconditioning steam.

This is a rather indirect method of converting food to fuel. Or if the product is ethanol, food to food. ..HG..

SJC

I would think that China would get with the energy plant idea. Use the waste heat from coal fired power plants to distill biofuels.

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