SynSel biorefineries and the complimentary Enviro Industrial Parks provide each community a foundation to respond to, withstand, and recover from an ever-changing world. First and foremost, SynSel produces domestically made renewable biofuels and brings back jobs to struggling rural American communities. Each biorefinery not only provides nearly 100 full time jobs through direct employment, but it also provides additional economic growth through the development of Enviro Industrial Parks. In return, each community is rebuilt through increased economic activity.
SynSel partners with each community to develop a master plan that initially focuses on sourcing wood biomass for the biorefinery. In the process, this master plan rehabilitates the local forestry sector since many of these communities have struggled finding sources for its wood biomass after the collapse of the US paper manufacturing industry.
Later phases of master planning focus on attracting businesses to be a part of the Enviro Industrial Parks. The high availability of valuable waste byproducts from the biorefinery provide opportunities for these businesses to decrease operational and input costs while simultaneously growing the local economy through job creation. Key benefits of clustering businesses near SynSel biorefineries include:
1. Cost effective sources of heat to reduce operational energy requirements
2. Consistent sources of manufacturing inputs including:
a. Biogenic carbon dioxide for the food & beverage and pharmaceutical sector
b. Ammonia water and hydrogen for agricultural uses
c. Carbon black from biochar for industrial and agricultural products
3. Redundant infrastructure for energy production and waste mitigation
Locally Produced Energy
SynSel takes the current highly centralized energy production model and brings it back to each community. Using local wood feedstock, SynSel biorefineries create renewable transportation fuels. Complimentary ancillary technology like anaerobic digesters and ethanol distilleries provide additional sources of energy like biogas and alcohols for fuel blends. Although much of the biorefinery output will be delivered to other markets, onsite renewable fill stations provide each community with dependable sources of fuel including: synthetic gasoline and diesel for internal combustion engines; renewable electricity for electric vehicles; biogas for internal combustion gas engines; and 2nd generation ethanol for fuel additives.
Systematic Redundancy & Self Sustenance
Redundancy is a key concept throughout each SynSel site. In the event of a utility grid failure, SynSel sites will have the capability to self-generate electricity and produce biogas to meet production energy requirements. In the event of a more serious debilitating event, the site is capable of furnishing food through its greenhouses and aquatic growing facilities. Furthermore, each site will have water and waste management systems to support its operations and, if necessary, its local community needs.
Furthermore, there is built-in redundancy of input delivery and later shipment of fuel via truck, rail, or barge, when available. The onsite renewable fill stations ensure that these transportation modes continue to operate uninterrupted from disruptions to legacy transportation fuel systems.