Gasification - Introducing SYNENERGY, a process using cellulosic waste and biomass to produce alternative energy for Hawaii.
In order to be energy self sufficient and improve the state’s economic environment Hawaii needs fuel independence from imported oil. Diamond Head Renewable Resources (DHRR) will address these needs at no cost to the Hawaii taxpayer while simultaneously reducing garbage landfills and curtailing paid garbage shipments to the mainland.
DHRR plans to develop a 5 MW utility scale energy plant designed to reduce local waste by using it for feedstock. The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program will provide income assurance.
The end of the oil age necessitates new technologies and new techniques. DHRR’s SYNENERGY process is a closed loop system combining a number of efficient existing technologies. DHRR plans to develop three SYNENERGY power plants in Hawaii during the next four years. The expected carbon tax credits will provide incentives for the production of algae as an additional clean biofuel option along with biomass, fallow field harvesting and culled timber.
The first plant on Oahu is expected to convert 150 tons of dry biomass/waste* daily. The science is ready and available. Small engineering and chemical analysis solutions will foundation a smooth transition to commercial operation. Algae, waste and biomass energy are all parts of the solution. Hawaii is prime for this process. The project will demonstrate the interconnectivity of technologies and anticipation of additional solutions. Developing this process with strategic partners can be fast tracked to online service in a matter of months.
Cleaning the environment is essential for a sustainable Hawaii. H-Power garbage burning and landfills pollute the environment by releasing greenhouse gases. The DHRR SYNENERGY process converts landfill methane to ethanol and generates electricity to send power to the grid.
* Biomass, a renewable energy source, is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms such as wood, waste, and alcohol fuels.