Carbon Neutral Energy
Natcap Power deploys state-of-the-art technologies in utility scale programs that converts waste to energy to mitigate environmental pollution, offset emissions and create renewable energy to offset any need for importation of fossil fuel energy by the communities where deployed.
Biomass to Liquid Fuels
Natcap Power has selected biomass to liquid (BTL) conversion technology for deployment due to the high level of confidence that the EPC’s industrial experience in multiple industries, coupled with a deep knowledge of organic carbon conversion chemistry and technologies, added to their strong understanding of process integration, produces the most effective use and reuse of normally wasted resources. The BTL systems provide long term reliable performance with environmentally safe operations.
The technology is based on the novel integration of well-known chemical interactions and widely utilized mechanical components are operated at minimal pressures with temperatures that are easily accommodated through the selection of the appropriate materials of construction these process units can be expected to perform as claimed when operated, as recommended and within their design limitations.
Additionally, the modular design strategy allows for unrestricted access for needed maintenance or repairs while maintaining near full production for the full facility. These clearly visible features lead to benefits not found in other systems based on either new untested or technologies with long histories of past performance. When they are added to the significantly superior energy conversion ratios and the process flexibilities there are few reasons to consider other options further.
The BTL is versatile, accepting any carbon-based matter as inputs, such as; post-harvest biomass, municipal solid waste, plastics and tires, processing all inputs in a virtually emissions free process to produce carbon neutral energy.
The BTL projects are deployed in cooperation with the agricultural division, Geoponix, for collection of the post-harvest biomass and co-production of biochar. Additionally, 50% of the biomass is used in commercial composting of the resources at the Natural Capital Technology Park that houses the BTL Systems and other environmental technology and enterprise deployments.
In summary, the BTL energy technology represents the state of the art in transforming carbon feedstock to clean energy. Unlike competing technologies, the BTL system does not involve combustion that produces toxic emissions. The BTL system’s modular design allows flexibility of application as well as the ability to easily increase volume without interruption of production.
Applications for the BTL Technology
The solution has seemed to be unattainable, with governments throwing money at the problem in the form of inadequate subsidies to provide the farmer the impetus to stop the practice that has already been made illegal, however enforcement is inadequate.
There needs to be an equitable and sustainable solution that changes this paradigm and provides the impetus for the farmer to remove the biomass from the fields rather than continuing the environmentally unsustainable practice of burning. Perceiving the biomass as a commodity resource and purchasing it a fair economic value, will provide the farmers with the impetus to stop the burning.
By deployment of state-of-the-art, virtually emissions free Biomass to Liquid Fuel (BTL) Technology, NCP will convert the post-harvest biomass waste into an economically viable and renewable resource.
As part of a comprehensive and vertically integrated program NCP presents a standard ‘biomass to liquid fuel’ project that will use 1000 tons of biomass per day as the feedstock to produce synthetic fuels and biochar. The technology can be utilized to produce a variety of synthetic fuels such as; jet fuel, gasoline, low sulfur diesel and naphtha.
This renewable energy project has strong recurring revenue and growth potential, with multiple revenue streams for diversification of income, high profit margins, stable cash flow, predictable operating earnings with a relatively quick and lucrative return on investment.
In conjunction with local state and national governments this standard plan can be incorporated in the Garden Village P3 Infrastructure Development Program and deployed to provide energy security, environmental sustainability and ongoing income for any community.
Regenerative Biomass Plantations
As part of the agroforestry programs delivered by Geoponix, a regenerative, non-propagating hybrid tree is planted to act as the ‘canopy’ of the living forest.
The trees grow rapidly producing more biomass per hectare than any other biological source for an annual harvest that Natcap Power uses to provide a consistent supply of inputs for energy production in the BTL system.
The tree immediately regenerates from its stump for continuous harvest after three years and guarantees local supply for energy security. Geoponix does not mono-crop the trees but includes them as an integral component of the living forest and ecological restoration.