Bio-Thermal-Energy, a “green” business, provides technical support and for a unique chemical process that reduces atmospheric greenhouse gases. Technically, the process converts certain waste gases to a marketable product, alcohol. Specifically, the process converts a feed gas mixture of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) into syngas and finally, using anaerobic carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2) fermentation, to fuel-grade ethanol. Suitable feed gas is now copiously released to atmosphere by municipal landfills, by feed lot waste, and by some gassy oil wells. For landfills, our process is estimated to be profitable even without government subsidies. However, substantial subsidies are available at both ends of the process. We now endeavor to build a pilot plant that, once operational, is convincing to investors and “opens the door” to full scale plants. A variation converts carbon dioxide, such as from a brewery or other fermentation with added methane into ethanol. While a capital intensive business, “green” industries are now attracting remarkably large investments. On the side, one of us, Gary Young, developed a non-contact mass flow meter now under license to JPL for their planetary probes.
Jennifer L. Scott is the New York Times bestselling author of Lessons from Madame Chic, At Home with Madame Chic and Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic (Simon & Schuster) and creator of the blog The Daily Connoisseur. She is a contributing writer for Huffington Post Style and has been featured on CNN, BBC, and CBS News, and in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, USA Today, Newsweek, and The Daily Mail. She lives with her family in Los Angeles, California.