THE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FOR MALTA

The Company has a projects program to design, construct, operate and maintain facilities for the processing of non-food based Biomass into renewable fuels and energies.

The first of these facilities is the Malta Biomass to Ethanol Facility and a schematic view is shown below:

bioen BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FOR MALTA

The Malta Facility is designed to take in a mixture of raw materials amounting to 370,000 wet metric tons of Biomass per year to produce 88.5 million liters (23.3 million gallons) of fuel grade Ethanol each year.

The processing technologies used in the Facility include processes that are used in the Waste Water and Process Engineering Industries.   These processes are designed to maximize the production efficiency and, at the same time, eliminate harmful emissions to the atmosphere and to the ground.

The procedures used to convert non-food based Biomass into Biofuels includes two sub-processes: Partial Wet-Air Oxidation and Dilute-Acid Hydrolysis.  These two sub-processes are brought up to date by incorporating the use of the Gravity Pressure Vessel GPV).   The GPV simplifies and speeds up the refraction, de-polymerization and hydrolysis of the prepared Biomass into the Saccharides, releasing them for onward conversion into the Biofuels.

The sources of Biomass used in this processing route include those from non-food sources and, importantly, those discarded in waste materials.   Thus the Biomass becomes a raw material and resource for conversion to renewable products – Ethanol, for example – which creates a significant social benefit.

The facility processing is contained in water and produces no smoke, odor, or toxic emissions into the atmosphere or into the ground.  The process converts all the Biomass to usable products – there are no environmental legacies.

The process is an optimum solution to convert non-food based Biomass, including those recovered from the Biomass discarded in wastes, to products benefiting society and that are environmentally acceptable and affordable.