Las Vegas, Nevada, Energy Quest, Inc. formally Syngas International Corp. OTCBB SYNI, announces the completion of its company restructuring. Plans are to begin immediately production of electrical power generation, ethanol and butanol from feed stocks such as wood pulp, trash, cow manure and low cost abundant lignite coal. Energy Quest plans to employ unique gasification and catalytic conversion processes to produce clean fuels. Energy Quest’s mission is to implement new technologies to solve CO² emissions problems today.
There are simple things all of us can do in our every day life to reduce the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that we are directly and indirectly responsible for (carbon footprint). Energy Quest offers technologies today that create solutions to solve environmental problems we face.
“For 10 years, we have given individuals, businesses and institutions the choice to support cleaner electricity that will help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel power plants,” says Wilf Ouellette, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Energy Quest. “Now that the scientific community, governmental institutions and even the giant energy companies have finally reached a near-universal consensus that global warming is a real and growing danger, we believe that the time is right for us to put our expertise and experience as a leader and innovator in this area to work for all consumers. Individuals need to learn more about what is happening to our environment and how it could greatly impact the future of both the current and coming generations,
and how we can all do something today to effectively begin to improve our global environment.”
The magnitude of threats posed by climate change are many, including poverty, flood, disease, unpredictable weather and our very existence as we know it. Some have severe deleterious, immediate effects, or persistent and serious consequences on not only the physical environment/ecosystem but also living organisms including human beings, so much so that nearly 90% of human health problems are linked to unsuitable environmental conditions caused by pollution and emissions. In addition, the bulk of our economic activities damage the productive capabilities of the earth. To this end, the Poverty Reduction Strategy of any nation cannot be complete without the inclusion of environmental management strategies.
The restriction of pollution caused by cars and trucks will slow economies, the consequence of which will be unemployment that will force people to go to urban areas where housing backlogs already extend many years. Air transport would be greatly affected and movement of goods will also be affected. Legislation to compel reduction of binding annual targets for reducing CO2 emissions without proven means to achieve that target is meaningless.
This brief overview identifies the current problems and the major environmental issues facing us. We are pleased to announce that Energy Quest scientists have developed technologies that offer fuel solutions to virtually all air and ground forms of transportation. One of these, called gasification, is a well known, low-oxygen combustion process that produces a synthesis gas (syngas) composed of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. These two gases together are then sent to a second process where they are converted by a catalyst into ethanol and, preferably, butanol. Energy Quest has license to low cost versions of these technologies that will make dramatic reductions in the cost to produce these fuels. Energy Quest also plans to employ an additional low cost technology for separating these alcohols for final sale.
The Energy Quest method is superior to that of conventional ethanol production in two primary ways. First, ethanol is currently produced through fermentation of either corn or sugar cane as the feedstock. The valuable food used in these processes will at some point be necessary for human consumption rather than to satisfy the human appetite for fuel. Energy Quest’s process uses waste or low cost biomass for its process, thereby saving food for its best use. In fact, Energy Quest’s near-term goal is to begin converting trash into fuel. The rubbish heaps of today will become the fuel sources of tomorrow by producing these clean fuels in this manner. The process and the fuels it produces will significantly reduce CO2 emissions, which are a threat to mankind, while at the same time providing a solution to ever growing problems associated with landfills.
The advantages of the fuels produced using the Energy Quest process are many. Ethanol is the current gasoline additive of choice in the Western World. The addition of ethanol to gasoline adds oxygen to the fuel (oxygenates it) which makes it burn cleaner, thereby reducing green-house gas emissions. Butanol, a much less well known fuel, actually has many advantages over even ethanol, but because it has been expensive to produce by conventional methods it has never been seriously considered as a fuel oxygenate. Energy Quest’s method solves this problem, as it can produce Butanol at the same cost as ethanol. Butanol can be transported through pipelines, whereas ethanol cannot, and butanol requires much less blending, if any, to run in normal gasoline engines. All that being said, the Energy Quest process can readily and inexpensively produce ethanol if the market demands it.