Alkcon Corporation is developing a self-contained, modular production platform that combines advanced science and proprietary gas conversion technology that will produce NetZeroLPG(tm) on a community-scale from qualified arborist debris and forestry thinning waste, cellulosic materials (paper, cardboard), and optionally, sorted municipal solid waste (MSW) and scrap plastic (LDPE, HDPE, etc.) and ground rubber materials.
Due to the self-contained nature of the Alkcon waste-to-energy system, no external AC power or natural gas connections are required to provide power or process heat for the system.
We are currently developing partnerships with investor groups and propane distributors to build and operate urban waste-to-energy facilities in 2022.
Alkcon NetZeroLPG(tm) is a clean-burning, renewable fuel comprised of liquefied propane and butane(s). It is a drop-in replacement fuel and it can replace autogas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in all consumer and industrial applications. It is produced from renewable materials and no additional external energy is required during production. All of the electrical and thermal energy required for gas processing is provided by the renewable feedstock materials, thus the process has a net zero carbon footprint during operation. This also allows for decentralized operation in rural and remote areas, adjacent to sources of feedstock, thus reducing transportation costs and further reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The more common ‘bioLPG’ is recovered from the centralized and more energy intensive process of hydrotreating vegetable oils, esters or fatty acids (HVO/HEFA) during the manufacture of renewable diesel. The carbon footprint of HVO/HEFA renewable diesel and ‘bioLPG’ separated from that process can be up to 102g CO(2)e/MJ.