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BioConversion Solutions AFC2 MCG Units Selected
for Daejeon, S. Korea Municipal Anaerobic Digester Retrofit

EXTON, Pa. — Daejeon, S. Korea is installing BioConversion Solutions’ (BCS) Advanced Fluidized Co-Digestion and Co-Generation (AFC2) system to retrofit the City’s anaerobic digester. The Daejeon system will utilize two BCS AFC2 MCG units to reduce a projected one billion pounds of sludge over three years, lower costs, and enhance overall performance. Biogas production at the Daejeon plant will be increased commensurate with increased solids destruction. Daejeon is the fifth largest city in S. Korea.

“The Daejeon project and several others in process represent major forward momentum for BCS and our technology,” comments Dr. Alan Rozich, Chairman and CEO, BioConversion Solutions. “This solidifies BCS’ leadership role in increasing affordable biomass conversion worldwide.”

Representatives from the City of Daejeon, DOHWA Engineering (Seoul, S. Korea), and Pan Asia, BCS’ Korean licensing partner, viewed the BCS MCG units last week prior to shipping. The equipment inspection, required by the City of Daejeon and DOHWA, took place at the factory of BCS’ exclusive partner, Hockmeyer Equipment Company.MCG2 Group shot copy sm

Pictured here is one of the AFC2 MCG units with the project participants: (left to right) David Lowe, Ph.D., BCS Director; Anton Rozich, BCS Engineer; Ron Rittmann, former President, Hockmeyer; Dr. Al Rozich, BCS Chairman and CEO; Peter Mawn, BCS Director, Daniyel Firestone, President, Norstone; Mr. Han, DOHWA; Mr. M. H. Han, City of Daejeon; David Suh, Pan Asia; Herman Hockmeyer, Chairman, Hockmeyer Equipment Company; Josh Ungar, Garnet Street Partners; Bob Brungard, President, Hockmeyer Equipment Company; and Mr. B. S. Kim, Pan Asia.

For more information visit http://www.bioconversionsolutions.com or call 610.524.6364.

About BioConversion Solutions, LLC
BioConversion Solutions, LLC (BCS) systems convert biomass to renewable energy and high-value byproducts including fertilizer and clean water using the industry’s most advanced and efficient biotechnology processes. Led by Dr. Alan Rozich, the company’s biokinetics-based systems approach delivers the highest profits in the industry and is scalable to customer specific needs across a variety of industries and applications. BCS is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania.

 

Alternative Energy eMagazine feature by Dr. Al Rozich focuses on Considerations for Determining Energy Requirements and Technology for Renewable Projects.
The design of renewable energy projects can be complicated. It is clearly a case of “one size does not fit all” and there are virtually no panacea solutions. One must also be aware that the project approach is likely to be a hybrid of renewable and fossil fuel energy. The exception to this case is the situation where it is desirable to install totally self-sufficient “resource islands”. One must be aware of two important factors. One is to understand societal baseline energy needs. The other is to be cognizant of interlinkages that particular energy sources may have with other resources such as water. It is often the case that it takes energy to make water and vice-versa.

Humans currently require energy for four general uses: 1) Food and the basic needs for living, 2) Home activities and conducting business or commerce, 3) Industrial and agricultural activities, and 4) Transportation. In early history, man primarily only needed to meet base energy needs associated with providing the essentials of living. Over time, the energy needs increased geometrically as society became more technologically sophisticated. The key metric is that the per person energy requirement increased geometrically which results in increased societal energy needs which are calculated by multiplying the per person energy need by the population.


Alan Rozich of BioConversion Solutions on Soap Box

Al Rozich and the new book “Other Inconvenient Truths Beyond Global Warming” featured on Soapbox, a radio podcast hosted by Rick McKenna of Wallwork Curry McKenna, Boston. Click here to listen to the segment.

BCS Works with West Point on Fuel Cell Study
Dr. Rozich and colleagues at BCS are working with faculty at West Point, the U.S. Military Academy. Under the direction of Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jeffrey Starke, Ph.D., the Academy is tackling the problem of making forward operating bases (FOBs) into resource islands. Dr. Starke’s approach is to convert FOB waste and by-products using a novel technology, microbial fuel cells, into resources such as energy and water with minimum energy expenditure. Dr. Starke approached Rozich and his team about performing feasibility work to assess the potential application of BCS’ high conversion AFC2 technology to improve fuel cell performance with respect to resource production. The thinking is that the integration of the technologies may be produce a higher conversion and robust renewable system. Work is already underway with preliminary results expected late this spring.

BioConversion Solutions’ New Biomass to Biogas System Provides Industry-Leading Profits
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Carbon price secures Inverell’s future
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BioConversion Solutions To Provide Advanced Biomass to Biogas Process Technology For Increased Efficiency and Profitability