VEZINA (CONT’D): To audience And now the fun part.
The ammonia systems that we will put out will be compatible
for both propane and ammonia and they will have a tri-fuel
map so that whether you’re running on diesel ammonia or
gasoline ammonia when you run out of ammonia you’ll be
able to fill the tank with propane and use propane as a fuel
on our retail system.
So that’s all I got to say about ammonia as an automotive
fuel, I have a few more words to talk about ammonia as a
vehicle to grid system.
VEZINA (CONT’D): We have a press release that we’ll pass
out when I’ve finished speaking. We’ve filed our patent on a
vehicle to grid application. We’ve got a generator in the
system and hardware that bolts onto virtually any
transmission, any vehicle that comes with the transmission,
PTO access panel, most manual transmissions have two – one
on each side, most automatics have one, although my press
release says it works for green fuels it works for any fuel. So
you’ll be able to use existing vehicles with our technology to
make between fifteen and fifty kilowatts of power parked
anywhere, anytime. This product is being manufactured and
will be available as well for sale next year.
So we solve some problems with distributed power
generation. You can use ammonia to do it, you can use
diesel, and you can use whatever you want. But the fact of
the matter is that the maintenance costs for the grids, the
distribution losses for long-range transportation of power and
the build cost for new grids are many times more costly then
what it costs to build the power when you need it. And our
concept is ultimately to have the world use liquid electricity –
which is ammonia – made from green sources and made from
brown sources turned green, which is our final patent, so that
you can store off peak power and you can put it on the grid
as peak power. And finally our hybrid design will allow you to
take all of the engine’s power and use ammonia to generate
100 to 150 kilowatts of electricity out of a vehicle and make
electricity and ammonia the energy currency that they are.
VEZINA (CONT’D): Now let’s talk about greenhouse gas. All
of us are going to remember the Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss.
And the kid was in his room and the room was all messed up
and in came the Cat in the Hat with this machine. And he had
about five machines connected and one machine swept the
floor and one machine mopped the table and one machine did
the dishes and one machine picked up the toys.
Well ammonia is the Cat in the Hat fuel because if you put a
number of chemical processes and plants together you can do
things with ammonia that you can’t do anywhere else. The
secret to what we’ve done is we’ve filed a provisional patent
on a carbon capture technology and this is a technology that
uses an old technology from the steel industry, a calciner for
a low-temperature boil in a closed loop cycle and it allows you
to boil the moisture and the oxygen all off of biomass and of
fairly clean garbage.
The work that we saw yesterday from Geraldine Botte, we’ve
been studying that work for a long time, and we’ve included
in our provisional patent a plant process that used solid
waste, municipal waste and the possibility of farm and human
waste and I guess we might have to talk to Geraldine about
doing something there, but here’s how it works.
You take a ton of garbage, you and up with 1/3 of a ton of
carbon. You end up with some gasses, you have to clean the
gasses, you end up with lots of waste heat.
You have an ammonia synthesis plant. You use some of the
waste steam for your synthesis process, you use the oxygen
in the electrical generating plan and you burn ammonia in a
retrofitted gas turbine high efficiency GE gas turbine, there’s
about 42%. When you burn ammonia and oxygen you’re
getting a huge increase in efficiency and power output.
And there’s a couple of other interesting things we do with
waste material, from one plan that feeds another plant and in
the end of the day the Cat in the Hat machine takes all of the
CO2 out of the synergy plant, whether the feed stock is coal
or natural gas it all goes back into the calciner and it builds
mountains of carbon. We propose that the carbon will be used
for carbon fiber, for building carbon bricks, and we don’t think
very many municipal politicians will be able to vote to give
their garbage to waste companies to bury it and strip off the
cream methane and leave it there for 10,000 years because
we propose to give that back to the municipalities for free for
building material for low-income housing and we propose to
ask former President Jimmy Carter to put the labor together
with Habitat for Humanity so that we can house our people.
VEZINA (CONT’D): There’s the dream ladies and
In the immortal words of Gene Roddenberry, "We are about
to boldly go where no one has gone before." Live long and
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