Frequently Asked Questions

What are the environmental benefits of OVI Energi's Waste-to-Energy technology?

OVI Energi's technology has three direct environmental benefits. The first one is the direct reduction of waste that ends up in landfills or open-air dumps. This results in a considerable reduction of the amount of methane released into the atmosphere, as well as toxic filtrations and overall environment impact of waste disposal. The second environmental benefit comes from our clean operations, which release no toxic emissions into the air and result in a clean and safe energy source. The third environmental benefit comes from the use of the high quality fuels with low sulfur and metals content, which results in highly cleaner combustion gases. Overall OVI Energi's plants can be summed as plants that minimize the trash from a community, increase air quality, and provide high quality fuels.

How does OVI Energi's Waste-to-Energy compare to other renewable energy alternatives?

Waste-to-energy technologies have been classified as a renewable energy source from the United States Environment Protection Agency. OVI Energi's Advanced Waste-to-Energy technology has a number of significant advantages versus other renewable energy alternatives:

• OVI Energi's patented technology has no toxic air emissions, and is remarkably more efficient than existing waste-to-energy technologies.

• By redirecting waste that already exists towards our operations, we significantly reduce methane and CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. This waste would otherwise end up in landfills or dumps, and over its life cycle it would release copious amounts of methane. In the case of incineration, this waste would release considerable amounts of CO2 and other toxic gases.

• The waste feedstock used in our operations does not compete with agricultural commodities for land that could be used to grow food products. Therefore, we don't contribute to the recent increase in food prices that have strenuous effects over some communities.

• Compared to several other renewable energy sources that are intermittent by nature, our plants can be operated around the clock.

• Our plants result in high yields of liquid fuels. This makes each one of our plants financially viable in the short run. We offer a financially profitable renewable source of energy.

• Our plants operate at a small-scale. This results in two unique benefits, the ability to scale up operations according to the size of the waste problem and the financial capabilities of our customer, as well as a moderate upfront financial investment.

• The simplicity and reliability of our small-scale operations allow local entrepreneurs and organizations to operate the plants and generate strong financial results based on operations. We work for clients and partners that contribute to the economic development and environment improvement of their communities.

• Our technology is advanced and proven, OVI Energi is able to deliver our waste-to-energy solutions everywhere in the world in a short period of time.

How does the OVI Energi Waste-to-Energy process compare to other waste-processing technologies?

Our technology compares very favorably to most waste-processing technologies:

• Unlike bio-digesters, we utilize an active process that is able to continuously process waste. This results in a constant production of high value fuels. In addition, we have designed our system to maximize the use of the produced heat and the process by-products.

• Unlike landfills with gas extraction technologies, our process utilizes the entire energy potential of the waste stream. In addition, such technologies still have the waste buried.

• Unlike incinerators, our advanced technology results in a minimal amount of CO2 and other gases. Our process emits no toxic gases and maximizes the use of the waste stream.

How many tons of Waste can the OVI Energi plant process?

The OVI Energi waste-to-energy plant processes 20 tons of dry waste on a daily basis. However, our technology is configured to be able to scale-up in a parallel manner depending on the scale of the waste problem. In this manner, we have been able to tackle waste streams of more than 200 tons of waste per day. One extra consideration is that we are able to deploy our plants in more than one location, which can represent very considerable operational savings from not needing to aggregate and transport waste. This unique approach results in system configurations and implementation schedules that respond to our client's needs and capacities.

Who can benefit from OVI Energi's Waste-to-Energy plants?

Our waste-to-energy plants are a unique source of renewable energy that is generated on-site where it is produced. The benefits from our technology are deep and diverse. We begin by benefiting our customers, who minimize the amount of waste they produce, save on waste disposal, and make strong financial results from the fuels produced by our plant. At a second level, we benefit the communities in which we operate by minimizing waste, improving air quality, generating jobs, contributing to economic development, and setting up a new benchmark on resource efficiency and sustainability. Finally, we all benefit by minimizing our environment impact, the amount of methane that goes into our atmosphere, our dependence on extracted fossil fuels, and from the use of cleaner liquid fuels.

What are the by-products of the waste-to-energy process?

There are few by-products generated as a result of processing waste into energy. The first one is heat, which is reused in the system to feed and sustain the gasification reaction. The second by-product is char, which can be used for construction and road-paving. The third by-product is not premium quality gas, which is used to provide heat for the system. Finally, we utilize and recycle a small amount of water for our cleaning process.

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