FAQs

What type of feedstock (waste) can Concord Blue Reformers® take?

Our versatile process creates clean energy utilizing a variety of waste streams, including municipal solid waste, biomass, sewage, manufacturing waste, plastic waste, hospital waste, agricultural and slaughter waste, and any other organic waste material.

Which types of waste can Concord Blue® utilize?

Waste streams can include municipal solid waste, biomass, sewage, manufacturing waste, plastic waste, hospital waste, oil sludge and any other organic material. Because Concord Blue plants don’t depend on the cost-efficient availability of a single feedstock, our technology has broad, worldwide application.

What are the possible applications for the Concord Blue Reformers’® syngas?

Concord Blue’s technology produces the highest quality syngas, which is rich in hydrogen and delivers high heating values. Our syngas have five main applications: fuel for gas engines or turbines for high-efficiency electric power production, pure hydrogen production, ethanol production, a replacement or blender for natural gas, and a raw material for synthesis gases and biofuels.

Where are operating plants?

Currently two plants are operating in Japan. In Germany, the Heinz Jürgen (HJ-1) demonstration plant was exhibited as part of the World Hydrogen Conference 2010 at the Hydrogen Competence Center. A 150kW Micro CBR™ (HJ2.1) has been operating in India since 2009 at our manufacturing facility. A fully commercial plant (HJ-3) with a thermal capacity of 3 MW is operating in India, and a waste-to-ethanol plant is under construction at our manufacturing facility in Mumbai, India. A 1,000 ton per day MSW-to-energy CBR® of about 30MW is in operation Pune, India. A 10MW CBR® will be commissioned at the headquarters of Germany’s Waste Federation in Ennigerloh by the end of 2014. Additionally, a 15 MW plant is under construction and will begin operating at Herten, Germany in 2014.

How long does it take to build a Concord Blue Reformer®?

From signing the purchase order contract to operation, the process takes six to 18 months, depending on location, local conditions, plant specifications, plant volume and input material. Our Reformers can generate profit quickly; the return on investment depends on the tipping fee intake per ton of waste and the sales price for the output (such as price per kWh). A typical rate of return can be between 12 and 30 percent (IRR) per annum.