11 February 2010 - InfoSpi Inc. said that InfoSpi and IBS plan to open a 50 ton a month demonstration plant that will allow sludge and sewer conversion into bio-crude (bio-oil) via a sub and/or supercritical process. The demonstration plant will be opening in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and will give local municipalities in the USA the ability to view a revolutionary solution that will solve one of their most urgent and expensive environmental challenges, their wastewater and sludge.
"The energy potential contained in wastewater and biomass exceeds by ten times the energy used to treat it, and can potentially meet up to 12% of the national electricity demand. Creating enough electricity to power New York City, Houston, Dallas, and Chicago annually," said Chris Hamilton, CEO.
This technology will provide our customers the following advantages:
* The water is recovered in a condition able to be converted into potable water.
* All sludge is eliminated.
* Bio-petroleum is obtained as an output of the applied technology.
* No pollutant outputs are produced.
"InfoSpi will charge the sludge originator (city, plant, farm, etc) $20 to $45 per ton and this will be less expensive than current transportation cost plus landfill final disposal fees or ocean dumping. In addition to being a much more ecologically sound solution, from the process we will produce oil for power generators and potable water which can all be sold back to the city for its use and the oil shall also produce additional revenues," said Chris Hamilton, CEO.