There are many areas of the world that are
without electrical power, or endure repeated breakdowns in power supply
at peak demand periods. The heavy costs of providing transmission
infrastructure across difficult terrain, or where the costs of right of
way for transmission lines are uneconomic or politically unfeasible,
mean many areas are unserviced.
Furthermore, recent power
project planning trends have led public opinion away from flood-valley
hydro-generation and away from nuclear power station installation, due
to the environmental risks involved. Small hydro ˇ§run of the riverˇ¨
projects that have little adverse affects, (and sometimes even provide
habitat recovery and beneficial results in wetlands), provide the ideal
way of generating enough power for remote residential, mining or
However, the problems
associated with achieving the necessary 24/7 drive power for adequate
electricity generation, whilst attending to the need for habitat impact
mitigation, leave very few sites for such ventures that can meet the
consumption requirements of a community.
Paradoxically, it was the
concerns over pollution that discouraged the development of thermal
power over the past forty years, but with modern thermal combustion
equipment and pollution control systems, the new power stations can be
economical and environmentally acceptable.
ecoTECHˇ¦s concept of local,
small thermal power generators that consume strategic fuels and problem
wastes is now in vogue. Our mission is to provide electrical power to
communities that are not serviced by, or have problems with, major
regional grid supply. Although each project brings a different set of
parameters to be met, we are confident of being able to provide the very
best state-of-the-art system solutions.
ecoTECH specializes in thermal combustion and emission control systems
for solid fossil fuel or waste-to-energy conversion processes which take
municipal solid waste or wood waste and generate heat for processes,
electrical generation and combined cycle co-generation of both heat and
ecoTECH systems include designs for existing
landfill life extension systems( 5 times life) and landfill gas
extraction from old landfills that have dangerous leachate gas build-up,
bagasse to ethanol recovery for sugar producing countries,
woodwaste/biogas production and clean burning of poor coals.
Each ecoTECH system is custom
designed to incorporate local factors, waste streams and indigenous
socio-economic situations. ecoTECH places environmental considerations
above all. Emissions and residues are minimized and usually reduced by
ecoTECH activities. ecoTECH plants employ 40+ people in profitable and
equitable relationship for shareholders, investors and staff.