MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH IN PRODUCING HYDROGEN FROM WASTE STREAMS
Sustainable Green Technologies Inc. Historic Patents from Southern California
ESCONDIDO, Calif., March 30, 2009 – Sustainable Green Technologies (SGT) a start-up company in Escondido, California announced today that it has four patents pending with the USPTO which cover commercial bio-hydrogen generation from waste streams and enhanced green algal oil production. The patents cover two unique microorganisms, SGT-06TM and SGT-T4TM, a proprietary bio-reactor process for increased hydrogen production, and a method for increasing algal oil production. The waste streams include bio-diesel refinery waste, brewery malt waste and office paper waste. With this proprietary biotechnology portfolio, SGT will develop industrial scale bio-energy systems which will convert waste streams into bio-hydrogen and with a coupled fuel cell turn the bio-hydrogen into on site energy in the form of electricity and heat. In addition, they provide a truly innovative solution of converting system byproducts into algae oils. This breakthrough technology supports the U.S. Advanced Energy Initiative - which seeks to diversify the U.S. energy portfolio and to reduce dependence on foreign oil.
“Hydrogen holds tremendous promise as an alternative fuel. It is the most efficient and cleanest burning fuel in the universe,” notes Dr. Elmar Schmid, SGT’s CSO. "Any bio-diesel refinery, large corporation or municipality concerned with reducing waste and creating a greener planet should be using our technology. We can produce hydrogen from the glycerol in bio-diesel refinery waste, and also from the polysaccharides starch and cellulose in brewery and paper waste.”
SGT’s bio-hydrogen technology was developed after researchers at SGT isolated and characterized hydrogen-producing microbes. SGT’s microbes not only convert the glycerol of bio-diesel waste, but they also convert the sugars of enzyme processed cellulose in office paper and brewery wastes into bio-hydrogen energy. The energy is contained in a safe, flow-through system. SGT’s bio-hydrogen energy systems, called H2NECXTTM, are available for lease or purchase.
The SGT research team was led by Elmar Schmid, PhD, a protein biochemist with ten years biological research experience in academic and governmental research institutions.
About SG Technologies
SG Technologies, a leader in bio-hydrogen development based in Escondido, California manufactures and distributes bio-hydrogen systems and technologies. For more information regarding SGT’s products and services,
please contact Jim Siegrist, VP Marketing and Sales
and visit www.sustainablegreentechnologies.com.