Q2Power Technologies Inc. (QPWR) is aiming to become the leading total waste management solutions provider for small-scale wastewater treatment plants, commercial/farm anaerobic digesters, and industrial facilities generating waste fuels.
With a strong desire to become an agent of change and global leader in transformational shift from “wasteful” to “resourceful”, QPWR has developed a proprietary system and proven business model to harvest the biogas from wastewater treatment facilities, landfills, and livestock farms and convert it into clean, green electricity and power. Additionally, clients can expect to reduce their operating/disposal costs by $30,000 – $50,000, and sometimes more, per year.
For example, 400 out of 1,200 wastewater treatment plants in the U.S. process under 20 million gallons per day of with the aid of a process that reduces the volume of bio-solids or sludge and produces methane as a by-product. However, only 14% or 55 plants utilize the methane generated from the waste for power and heat, the rest must send their bio-solids to landfills for an average $40 per ton or burn the methane.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there are over 10 billion gallons per day of wastewater flow at facilities that produce and burn methane. With the aid of QWPR’s solution, these facilities could reduce an annual total of 2.3 million metric tons in emission reductions and produce approximately 225 megawatts of electricity.
In addition to aiding the $75 billion waste management industry, the company Partnered with a ERTH Products to utilize the bio-solids produced from wastewater treatment plants, landfills, and waste feedstocks into certified compost and engineered soils meeting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and high contractual testing standards required by the U.S. Composting Council. Compost is meant to serve as a recycled alternative to chemical product as an all-purpose slow release fertilizer and soil amendment. Compost is also the main component for engineered soil, a type of soil specially formulated to supply the weight, structural support, compactibility and other qualities needed for municipal and commercial construction and infrastructure projects, water retaining structures, rooftop gardens and more.
- The U.S. waste management industry is valued at $75 billion.
- The waste liquid market is valued at $1 billion.
- Only 14% of wastewater treatment plants utilize the methane generated from the waster for power and heat.
- Those who cannot “harvest” the biogas must send the biosludge to landfills for a cost of $40 per ton or burn the methane.
- Methane is a greenhouse gas up to 35 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
- Landfills is classified as the 3rd largest source of methane emissions.
- The EPA recently implemented new regulations that are mandating the oil and gas sector to reduce methane emissions 40-45% by 2025.
- According to a report from Research & markets, the global engineered soils market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2016 to 2021 to create a market value of $7.8 billion.
- The key factors driving this market are the water conservation and soil productivity concerns around the world.
- Research indicates 28% or 99 million acres of all cropland in the U.S. are eroding above soil tolerance rates; meaning the productivity of soil in the long run cannot be maintained and the new soil is not adequately replacing the lost soil.
- Erosion in soil significantly decreases the ability of soil to support plant growth and retain water.
- Construction, infrastructure, and land reclamation projects are now using soils produced with compost to reduce costs, accelerate permitting, and create a sustainable landscape.
- Engineered soil is a type of soil specially formulated to supply the weight, structural support, compactibility and other qualities needed from municipal and commercial construction and infrastructure projects.
- In 2014, the U.S. Composting Council stated there will not be enough composting in the U.S. to satisfy the demand if the agriculture sector realizes and recognizes compost for its water retention capacity and ability to reduce chemical fertilization.