Due to the number of feedstocks GEG can handle, like oil sludge, sewage, black liquid, distressed gas, household/municipal solid waste, etc., it is best to give two examples of how GEG assists organisations to reduce their carbon footprint and use of landfills.

Local Authorities/Municipalities

Responsible for the collection of waste from households and many commercial businesses, these authorities have used the only way they knew, landfills or incineration, both now being banned by ‘enlightened’ governments around the world.

Our plant can accept ‘co-mingled’ (any waste from a household or business) waste, which we sort and shred. Metals are recycled to steel or
aluminium works. Glass is separated and crushed and used with our inert ash to make ‘green’ bricks, or road surfacing material, on site, using our own green energy.

The variety of feedstock produced is selected, shredded, and stored for ‘feeding’ in correct quantities to our steam reforming system, which reduces it to a “syngas” which we will reconstitute into another form of energy. As this is a closed system, nothing escapes to the atmosphere, i.e. zero emissions.

However, as part of the steam reforming, we generate electricity, which will keep the plant running and 100% self-sufficient, or we can produce mostly electricity for local consumption. Any by-products are consumed within the system, and that is why it is patented.

Property Developers
Our smaller plants are of great interest to master developers for if GEG is brought in at the planning stage, GEG can make the whole development “green”. How?

We take all the waste the occupiers of the development produce. We take the sewage using underground gravity, or suction, systems. We take household waste in a similar way. We take commercial waste by designed underground systems in the planning of the development. We process sewage by distillation, as our plant is a huge heat exchanger, using the sewage cake in the plant and returning potable water.

We process the other waste by steam reforming, extracting moisture down to 10% per kg. of waste, thus topping up our steam reforming, and recycling some water through our District Cooling plant.

We therefore give back to the development electricity, water and district cooling – the main infrastructure costs for a developer – and all that comes from the waste created by the inhabitants. Nothing goes to landfill. Electricity produced is “green”. Zero emissions. All the waste is underground, so no mess, no smells, no noise. What is above ground, can look like an apartment block, or whatever, to fit in with the developer’s plans.

We prefer to be the tallest building, so we can offer proper water pressure to the whole development by having a water container at the top of the building. Once the ‘system’ has been ‘filled’, the development will rarely need an outside water supply, as water catchment areas are provided within the design, and we ensure that all water is potable to the highest international standards within the development. Hot water is provided from a central point using our excess heat from steam reforming. The development has become 100% self-sustainable and green.