The Startech Environmental Corporation is going to make methanol and other fuels from waste processed in the Startech Plasma Converter Systems in the EnviroSafe Recycling Facility in Puerto Rico. Startech has got a cool phrase: "Startech regards all wastes, hazardous and non-hazardous, as valuable renewable resources" and seems to be making good on the promise inherent in that statement.
While readers might be most familiar with methanol as something you need to make biodiesel, Startech would like to remind you that, "Recognizing certain limitations, diesel engines in trucks, railroad locomotives, and ships can use methanol for at least 85% of their total fuel. Likewise, methanol can even be used in automobiles such as racing cars where performance and safety are the most important fuel considerations. In an accident at sea, there is no fire or oil slick because the methanol dissolves in water. It is easy and safe to transport and distribute."
The Startech Plasma Converter System can take all kinds of waste ("municipal solid waste, organics and inorganics, solids, liquids and gases, hazardous and non- hazardous waste, industrial by-products and also items such as 'e-waste,' medical waste, chemical industry waste and other specialty wastes") and turn it into products like metals and Plasma Converted Gas, which can then be made into GTL, methanol or hydrogen.
Read more in our earlier posts:
- Advanced Plasma Power technology converts garbage into gas
- Startech's plasma conversion facility can turn garbage into hydrogen
- First school bus in Puerto Rico retrofitted with diesel emission controls
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