Looking at two very different alternative fuels – each with tremendous green promise
We’re always on a quest to find alternatives to world dependence on petroleum-based products. Along the way, we encounter lots of bright-sounding news about alternative fuels, some of it are little more than fancy, and some of it remarkably promising as sustainable products.
Here we look at two alternative fuels – each considerably different – that hold great promise on the alternative fuel platform that do not emit greenhouse gases. One fuel comes from an Irish company, CynarPlc, which manufactures its alternative fuel directly from waste plastic, the kind that forms the trash vortex in the Pacific Ocean. The second company is NH3 United, a Canadian-based company whose name stands for the chemical fuel, anhydrous ammonia.
CynarPlc converts end-of-life plastics into liquid fuels
We recently reported on an aviation adventurer who wishes to demonstrate he can make a flight from Sidney to London using fuel made from end-of-life plastic.
While this flight holds great excitement, the company that manufactures the petroleum called for further investigation. Here’s what we discovered about this company:
“Cynar was established to focus on finding solutions to waste problems. It was apparent then, and remains today, that End of Life Plastic is the waste industry’s biggest issue. The new Cynar Technology is a unique and profitable process that is pertinent to the largest issue facing all markets and recyclers today, positive disposal of end of life plastic.
“Cynar Plc (“Cynar”) is developing and has patent applied for a technology which converts a wide range of ELP into liquid fuels, mainly diesel which Cynar calls – End of Life Plastic to Diesel (ELPD). This unique Cynar Technology converts mixed Waste Plastics into synthetic fuels that are cleaner, low in sulphur and in the case of the diesel, a higher cetane than generic diesel fuel. The key elements of the Technology involve pyrolysis and distillation.”
NH3 United has a great idea: Produce NH3 from renewable energy sources
It turns out there is much the larger public doesn’t know about NH3 fuel. NH3 United:
“exists for the express purpose of developing and offering a new, breakthrough technology directly to a known base of renewable energy developers, utilities and communities. By the end of 2012, we will start rolling out our first commercial product, a standalone Ammonia Synthesizer (AMMSYNTM) branded as the NH3 500 – it will serve as the core technology in a number of turnkey, dedicated solutions. Additionally, we are now also “open for business”, for sub-licensing and strategic relationships.”
To help understand, the NH3 Fuel Association refers to NH3 as the other hydrogen, or the “Swiss energy knife.” It writes:
“The mission of the NH3 Fuel Association is to promote the implementation of NH3 as an affordable, sustainable, carbon-free fuel for transportation and stationary power applications, thereby enhancing economic security, reducing fossil-fuel dependence, and helping save the environment.”
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For those wishing to learn more about alternative fuels that might help reduce greenhouse gas emissions there is plenty to learn from these Internet locations.