INENTEC's proven PEM technology enables distributed hydrogen production
The Plasma Enhanced Melter (PEM) system is capable of economically transforming difficult to treat waste into fuel cell grade hydrogen. Using waste that generates high tip fees enables INENTEC to produce hydrogen at very competitive prices.
Distributed production capacity deployed close to the consumption location minimizes transportation of both waste and end product hydrogen. INENTEC's facilities are small and highly automated and can be deployed almost anywhere hydrogen is needed.
Benefits created through waste to hydrogen conversion
Conversion of waste to hydrogen will play a major role in the transition to the broad use of hydrogen as an energy source because it enables the economic distributed production of hydrogen. Hydrogen is a clean zero carbon fuel that will help lower GHG and other harmful emissions.
Our patented PEM system converts virtually any waste into a fuel cell grade hydrogen enabling the 'hydrogen economy' with the ability to produce hydrogen at a competitive cost.
Converting waste to ethanol to produce energy and the building blocks for new products.
INENTEC’s PEM technology enables the production of ethanol from a wide variety of recycled waste materials including biomass, municipal solid waste, industrial waste and waste plastics.
The ultra-clean syngas produced by the PEM has been demonstrated as an ideal feedstock to fermentation technologies that can utilize syngas to produce ethanol using microbes.
Other catalytic technologies can also be implemented to produce ethanol from the PEM’s high purity syngas. Using waste containing lignocellulose to produce ethanol (e.g. cellulosic ethanol) eliminates the use of food such as corn and other sugar sources for ethanol production.
Cellulosic ethanol is ethanol produced from cellulose rather than from the plant's seeds or fruit and can be produced from grasses, wood, algae, or other plants. Production of cellulosic ethanol can use these abundant plant-based materials rather than food sources such as corn or other plant-based sugars. Other non-cellulosic waste materials can also be converted into ethanol which can be used as building blocks for new chemicals and products.
Creating new, clean fuel sources.
The PEM system produces ultra-clean syngas that can be used directly as a fuel in internal combustion engines such as gas turbines and high compression ratio high efficiency reciprocating engines.
Syngas gas can be used as a substitute for natural gas with even lower environmental emissions.
The syngas can also be used to produce hydrogen which can subsequently be used in fuel cells with very high efficiency and extremely low environmental emissions.
Hydrogen can also be used in gas turbine technology, in conjunction with carbon dioxide sequestration, to produce electric power with very low carbon emissions to the environment.