ZERE (Zero Emissions Renewable Energy) will produce energy from tree/plant clippings, paper waste, and construction debris – whether it is recyclable or destined for landfills. ZERE plants convert this biomass waste into combined heat and power (CHP) with zero emissions. In addition, ZERE can use the corn residue left over from ethanol production, to provide on-site heat and power, and boost production levels. These plants are located on-site where the biomass waste is, providing power and heat to our customers in exchange for their waste, with excess energy sold back to the grid. ZERE provides a reliable independent distributed energy source without GHG emissions.

How it works: The ZERE plant oxidizes wood-based biomass fuel with a metal oxide in a chemical looping process, yielding steam to drive a turbine for power generation. Waste CO2 is inherently captured because it is already separated by our process, liquefied, and sold.

Pain: Biomass waste disposal is increasingly unsustainable, costly, and overflowing landfills; energy demand is increasing, and independent distributive energy sources must fill the supply gaps at reasonable costs.
Solution: ZERE’s Air Independent Internal Oxidation (AIIO) plant produces electric power and/or heat from free or low cost biomass waste without polluting the environment, and ZERE plants nearly eliminate the landfill disposal costs of its customers.

Competitive Advantage: ZERE’s biomass waste-to-energy systems operate around the clock, as compared with solar and wind installations; ZERE plants are small at roughly 60 feet by 60 feet and use 1% of the space required by solar or wind for the same power produced. Plus, we dispose of waste that would otherwise go to overflowing landfills, saving our customers millions of dollars annually.