Regulatory Framework and Licensing
Green Power Inc assumes responsibility for delivering a plant that
is in compliance with all relevant (and especially strict) pollution protection laws, building codes, fire
protection and prevention codes, explosion prevention codes, and worker compensation and health protection rules
and regulations. Green Power Inc will make all necessary filings to comply with such rules and regulations of the
relevant federal, state and local authorities in the country of operation. Licensing regulations, federal and state
laws and regulatory frameworks can differ from one country to another.
The plant has the following parameters that make it environmentally
compliant and friendly:
• The plant does not emit
any dangerous or toxic gases.
• The hydrocarbons are
split catalytically only up to the production of Diesel fuel.
• No gasification input
occurs in the pump system.
• No gas-forming catalytic
coke crystals develop during the chemical process, because the highest reaction temperature is 350°C (662
Fahrenheit), more than 70°C (158 Fahrenheit) under the lowest coke crystallization temperature 420°C (788
• The patented Green Power
Inc Front End assures that delivered waste becomes sterile within 1 to 2 hours of arrival at the site, before even
reaching Green Power Inc' s CDP process
Quote from Government report issued in respect to
Green Power Inc' s system and process in 2009:
" Thermal depolymerization process has a
variety of limitations. The process only breaks long molecules into shorter ones. Longer molecules are not created, so short
molecules such as carbon dioxide or methane cannot be converted to oil through this
additional refining steps are likely necessary.
In addition, since the thermal depolymerization approach generally requires
temperatures much greater than 400 °C, there is the risk of producing toxic byproducts such as dioxin and
furan in addition to carbon dioxide and methane.
The catalytic depolymerization process
occurs at relatively low temperatures and low pressure.
Due to the low temperatures, a catalyst is required to crack the
hydrocarbon molecule. The
process requires a temperature above 270 °C and the use of an ion exchange catalyst. The process can be operated below 400 °C to
avoid the production of carbon dioxide, dioxin's and furan's.
The catalytic approach is preferable to
the thermal approach, both from efficiency and safety/environmental aspects. The latter requires substantial energy
input to reach required temperature, a reactor that can withstand high pressures, and further processing
to deal with toxic byproducts. Assuming a suitable catalyst is available, the catalytic approach only requires a
temperature greater than 270 °C and proper mixing to insure complete reaction of the feedstock with the