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Baleen International, Inc. 

Baleen International, Inc. and VOsPS , Inc. are partnering to develop waste-to-energy infrastructure and technology to recycle waste. The alliance presents an immediate scalable opportunity to help urban populations utilize waste, generate electric power, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Integrated UTOC-Baleen plants offer a transformative change in how population wastes are recycled.

  • Baleen is an engineered adaptation of the natural technique used by whales of the same name. It uses novel counter clearing flow principles that sustain filtration without downtime, aptly recovering virtually all waste from wastewater.
  • UTOC is a simple 2-stage thermal process that, without requirement for supplemental fossil fuel or thermal energy, vaporizes and oxidizes all organic fractions with a stoichiometric quantity of air without release of carbon monoxide or contentious ash.

Baleen recovers the waste from water for conversion into energy, enabling fit-for-purpose water re-use (via inline oxidation/disinfection) in a sustainable manner to eliminate the need for energy-consumable intensive biological treatment and sludge handling. With UTOC providing a key partner technology, a complete system approach delivers sufficient energy to power Baleen’s entire infrastructure including ancillary water re-use distribution networks.

For example, a Baleen-UTOC plant designed to serve a population of 100,000 people could provide a modular, containerized solution capable of reclaiming approximately 20,000 tons per day (tpd) of water fit for horticulture, while converting 200 tpd of garbage and 63 tpd of wastewater screenings (263 tpd Total) into 33 MW of thermal energy per hour and 1 ton per hour of sterile, organic free ash. Additionally, the resulting hot gas could produce steam to generate 10MW per hour of electricity and supply onsite heating.

Compared to landfill disposal, this process is estimated to reduce approximately 167,500 CO2e per year in addition to the environmental and energy benefits of not having to operate and maintain a conventional biological sewage treatment plant with equivalent capacity. Accordingly, this transformative process technology presents a unique solution to offset global CO2e emissions and produce significant amounts of energy.