One great and rather pressing goal modern society faces is creating renewable, cost efficient energy for the entire globe. Of course this energy must also be considerate of the environment, having little or no negative impact on the planet whatsoever. This was the goal of Sustainable Power Corp (SSTP), to discover a means to produce a cost efficient biofuel, a goal not previously realized by any other biofuel producers. In fact, the cost for producing one gallon of biofuel from crops like corn or soybeans is about $2.10 per gallon, and the amount of biofuel that can be produced from 1 ton of a particular food crop is about 70 to 80 gallons. Simple math shows that this does not provide significant advantage for the consumer. It must also be considered that potentially hazardous consequences of turning to a food-based energy alternative. Of course here we're talking about food prices. A recent report from the World Bank showed that the production of biofuels made from food crops has increased the cost of foods by 75 percent in local markets. This is contrary to the original estimate, which read that the increase in food costs by producing biofuels would not increase by more than 3 percent. Because of this implication, it would seem unwise to continue on with this line of technology. The key to making biofuels the solution to world energy needs lies in using waste crops and unusable portions of food crops as source material. This technology, but a dream just several years ago, now exists and has been proven successful. This process is far more economical and can be done at a price per gallon of 50 cents, more than 75 percent less than the cost per gallon of biofuels produced from food crops. SSTP's technology puts no strain on food resources. This fact cannot be overstated. With a burgeoning population, the premise of food shortages and or an inability of people to afford adequate food looms. This technology could actually improve the situation since costs to transport the fuel would be slashed. The value to all countries, especially the Third World, is invaluable. SSTP can produce 200 gallons of fuel oil from one ton of crop waste, almost three times more than the conversion ratio of food crops to fuel.
One recent technology development has been approved. SSTP can now convert municipal waste into clean, usable energy; not only that, but it can be produced cost efficiently. Through SSTP's technology, municipal waste is processed and converted into biofuel. Any and all societies could benefit from this. One rather interesting aspect of this production phase was that the waste facility actually paid SSTP to collect the waste. The waste material is then converted into oil and used to power a generator that produces electricity. This means that not only does it not cost SSTP a single cent to produce a gallon of fuel oil, SSTP produces a 65 cent profit for every gallon produced in transforming municipal waste. This is a potentially world-changing process. A cost effective, clean burning fuel that puts no strain on the environment and at the same time, provides benefits to the communities that use them is a huge deal. Vertroleum® is created through "chemical hydrolysis with a modified pyrolysis and the use of nano bacteria." This is called the "Rivera Process." It contains the same hydrocarbons as crude oil, a mixture of hydrocarbons C-5 pentane thru C-20 eicosane. When used in the same distillation process employed by petroleum companies, Vertroleum can be further refined to produce a biogasoline (BG-100), a substitute for gasoline E85 in flexible-fuel vehicles, biokerosene (jet fuel), a diesel blendstock naptha (an octane enhancer), heating fuel, refined diesel, tars and plastics. The company's biocrude oil can also be refined into 69 other renewable fuels or chemical materials as certified by AmSpec. In addition, AmSpec verified that most of the bio-crude "cuts" meet or exceed ASTM standards for petroleum products using the standard additives for the industry whereby the product doesn't need tier testing. SSTP is now looking at expansion by placing factories in Central America, Sweden, and the U.S. Pacific Northwest. SSTP is looking for potential partners to facilitate growth both domestically and abroad. Equally important though, it would like to be able to offer the potential of placing processing plants throughout third world countries on a global scale. Even one fully operational SSTP factory in a depressed country could make a significant difference to the economy and standard of living there.
In order to construct a single factory that is fully operational, a budget of $20 million (U.S.) is required. Once completed, this facility would initially be capable of producing between 7,000 and 24,000 gallons of biofuel oil per day. The profit generated by this production will allow the factory to not only be self-sustaining, but also allow for continued growth and expansion. When a typical factory reaches full capacity, it will be able to produce 3 million gallons of fuel oil per day. The annual realized profit from this production is estimated to be between $12 and $14 billion (U.S.). Once a facility is approved for construction in a particular country, SSTP will provide its own staff on location to coordinate and monitor the entire building process. This includes planning, site selection, procurement of materials, quality and assurance testing prior to launch, training of local people as employees, and on-site management for a minimum of six months after the initial launch. Thereafter, a representative of SSTP will visit the facility at least once a year. This visit is to assure continued peak operation as well as to continue to engender good will between SSTP and the management and staff operating the facility. Also, prior to the initial launch and annually thereafter, SSTP will provide its proprietary catalyst to the plant. This catalyst is the essential component required to for the plant to successfully process waste crops and municipal waste into biofuel.