About TCP Technology
Many technologies have been used over the years to destroy troublesome waste (bioremediation, incineration, gasification), but at an expense to the environment. Now, technological development has produced new processes that allow waste streams to be reformed into valuable and marketable alternative fuel products, thereby minimizing the environmental effects.
The TCP successfully converts fats, bones, cartilage, feathers and other wastes into renewable diesel, high-quality fertilizers, and valuable specialty products. Unlike pyrolysis and gasification, TCP works with a wet feedstock. Since most waste streams are wet, there’s no need to dry the material. The result is a more efficient product separation with reduced chemical constituents. The end products are generated quickly and safely.
Agricultural wastes alone make up approximately 50% of the total yearly waste generation in the U.S. (6 billion tons). With the TCP, the 6 billion tons of agricultural waste could be effectively converted into 4 billion barrels of oil. Attaining this incremental domestic energy production is clearly in our national interest, because it ensures greater national energy independence. At the same time, this production provides a permanent solution to serious environmental problems caused by current waste disposal practices.
- TCP is a patented bio-remediation process that converts organic wastes into liquid alternative fuels, fertilizer solids and specialty products.
- TCP was developed by a team of scientists over a 15-year period, utilizing modern engineering to apply basic science principles that have been understood for over two centuries. As such, TCP was created from science, not for science.
- TCP will help to reduce national dependence on foreign oil and supplement existing reserves, while helping to solve the global problems of waste disposal and environmental pollution.
- TCP is a continuous flow-through process in a controlled environment using water, temperature, pressure and time, with no critical operating parameters.
- TCP emulates the earth’s natural geothermal process, whereby organic material is converted into fossil fuel under conditions of extreme heat and pressure over millions of years.
- TCP mimics the earth’s system using pipes and by controlling temperature and pressure to reduce the bio-remediation process from millions of years to mere hours.
- TCP breaks down organic polymers (chains of small molecules) into their smallest units, and reforms them into new combinations to produce clean fuels.
- TCP is over 80% energy efficient.
- TCP has very low Btu requirements, due to short residence times of the materials in process and to holding of water under pressure.
- TCP uses steam naturally generated by feedstock, thereby recapturing the expended energy.
- TCP generates its own energy.
- TCP uses recycled water.
- TCP produces no secondary hazardous waste stream.