By Rob Holston
November 13, 2009
Whether or not you own Loggerville or have another direct interest
in Ward Cove Plasma Gasification of Garbage should be a community
discussion. Contrary to claims made by Don West of TransGlobal,
LLC the technology is not based upon a patent he holds. Many
companies are doing this. I have talked to two, Star-Tech Environmental
Corp & EnerSol Technologies, Inc. They both responded similarly
when I told them our location and how much garbage our community
produces per day.
To quote a recent email:
"Thank you for your inquiry to Enersol Technologies.
I have carefully examined your request. At the present time
we do not believe that gasifying MSW in any amount under 250
Tons Per Day is likely feasible for a profit and would require
very robust tipping fees. While certainly the cleanest technology
from an environmental standpoint, usually the bottom line is
economics and I can't offer much hope in that area for such a
small community. Our current efforts in this sector are for
thousands of tons per day in major metropolitan areas and large
VP Business Development
Enersol Technologies Inc."
End quote: "THOUSANDS
OF TONS A DAY" sort of caught my attention, as did "VERY
ROBUST TIPPING." No wonder Mr. West needs the entire 387
acres of Ward Cove. The stockpile of garbage needed will be
As a retired school teacher
once said, "Do your homework."
Retired school teacher
Received November 11, 2009
- Published November 13, 2009
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