|Topic||Conversion of Municipal Waste to Hydrogen Gas|
|Date & Time||May 12 Noon-1PM|
Jean-Louis Kindler, CEO, Ways2H
Dr. Jack Brouwer, Professor Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering
|Moderator||Dr. Jose Torre-Bueno, Executive Director, Center for Community Energy|
Many of our landfills are reaching full capacity at an alarming rate. We, as a nation, produce three times the municipal waste per capita than the global average. With the concern of available landfill space being the primary issue at hand, this calls for innovative solutions to revolutionize our disposal methods.
Meanwhile, we are embarking on a massive infrastructure development to produce and distribute clean energy sources for transportation. Hydrogen is one of these sources.
In this webinar, Ways2H will introduce its groundbreaking technology to convert municipal waste into hydrogen gas.
Ways2H uses a thermochemical process to convert solid municipal waste into clean, useful hydrogen to power heavy industry equipment and transportation vehicles. High temperature cracking destroys toxins and prevents their release into the air or water table. The waste stream can include all harmful pharmaceuticals, plastics, sludge, biomass and other forms of municipal waste.
How this benefits the environment:
> Elimination of over 80% landfill-bound trash
> The risk of toxic chemicals entering the groundwater is eliminated
> Destroys most potentially hazardous elements in the process
> Additional production of hydrogen for clean mobility
> Leaves renewable electricity available for traditional grid needs
> Produced in a self-sustainable cycle
The Hydrogen Promise:
> Massive reduction of waste going to landfills
> Displaces CO2 emissions by providing alternative clean fuel
> Hydrogen is carbon-neutral; it adds no harmful emissions
> Particularly suitable for heavy duty clean mobility applications where batteries are challenged
Register today! You’ll learn about this groundbreaking process available to hospitals, hotels, port authorities, campuses ,waste handlers, municipal managers, CCA and utility program managers looking at how to divert trash from landfills to provide a clean burning fuel for heavy industry, trucks, marin, aviation and cost-effective hydrogen applications.
Mr. Kindler has actively been working with and running divisions and companies with an environmentally clean and green focus since the 1990’s. He has wide experience in transversal cleantech projects involving fuel cells, renewable energy and waste treatment. Mr. Kindler successfully built and commissioned the first of JBEC’s systems in Anan, Japan, in December 2005. Co-founder in Japan of Pacific Junction Corporation, a cross-border technology incubator that has been active since 1985, Mr. Kindler has been involved in all aspects of technology and product development in various sectors including wastewater biological treatment, hydrogen production, solids pneumatic handling, biomass gasification, and related methods.
Dr. Jack Brouwer
Dr. Jack Brouwer is Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Associate Director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) and Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).
Brouwer received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1993. From 1993 to 1997, he served as a research assistant professor at the University of Utah and was a member of the technical staff at Reaction Engineering International. He came to UC Irvine in 1997 as associate director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC), concurrently holding appointments as lecturer, assistant and then associate adjunct professor. He was named assistant professor in the summer of 2011.
His primary research focus since joining UC Irvine has been high-temperature electrochemical dynamics and integrated energy systems research that includes fuel cells, gas turbines,electrolyzers, and solar and wind power. Brouwer is a highly recognized researcher in the area of alternative energy and is expected to make strong contributions to UCI’s stature in the field of energy and the environment.
Dr. Jose Torre-Bueno
Executive Director @Center for Community Energy
Dr. Jose Torre-Bueno is a founder and the Executive Director of the Center for Community Energy. He is a green technology scientist and environmental advocate. An expert in battery technology, photovoltaic systems, utility rates, and modeling energy demand, Dr. Torre-Bueno has become a contributor to the development of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs, and has been meeting with local governments to educate and encourage them to buy in to CCAs. With over a decade of working in green technology, he has extensive expertise in designing, optimizing, and building photovoltaic/battery combined systems. Dr. Torre-Bueno has been awarded 34 patents for his inventions, and has a pending patent on using advanced mathematics to optimize the energy improvements to a building. Dr. Torre-Bueno has decades of experience in presenting complex technical information to audiences with all levels of expertise, and has been a driver in groundbreaking product development for green technology.