JULY 2009

Bio-oil created from rail ties

New Green Technologies, Inc. (NGRN), has entered a bid for a study to use its waste-to-energy gasification process for using waste wood ties to create energy and dispose of toxic railroad ties. NGRN has made a strategic partnership to use a base level of 250,000 (approximately 50,000,000 pounds/25,000 tons) railroad ties per year which could yield 3,000,000 gallons of bio-oil annually for a single 75 ton-per-day waste tie to energy plant. Previously, the NGRN technology had shown its ability to convert biomass into large volume bio-energy.

NGRN and Green Energy Solutions, Inc. (GES), had previously entered into a joint venture to establish a large scale project feasibility study for wood waste in Canada. GES, as part of the feasibility ramp up with NGRN has entered into a preliminary agreement for a base level of available wood railroad ties for conversion to bio-fuels and energy. Under the partnership, NGRN would use its Catalytic Activated Vacuum Distillation (CAVD) pyrolisis gasification process to show the commercial use of the system for the larger scale plants. The plant would also be able to create an approximate 120,000,000 standard cubic feet of gas annually. The GES and New Green proposal with the source of feedstocks, is under a bid to receive funding for the feasibility study for railroad ties. Use of the CAVD could solve serious environmental issues in disposal of railroad ties.

Scrap railroad ties are classified as hazardous waste, which is expensive to treat and dispose. The system has been proven out in numerous feedstocks, such as tires, carpet waste, and bio-waste, and was found to be emissions friendly. The project will encompass using modular CAVD technology in a large plant to reduce the volume of the stockpiled construction debris, and if necessary, NGRN’s plasma system to convert any hazardous materials remaining in the concentrated waste to cleaner burning gas.