Each SynSel biorefinery serves as an anchor to a future Enviro Industrial Parks (EIP), where businesses are brought together to leverage the biorefinery’s waste byproducts to create new value-add products and services. The sharing of resources – infrastructure, inputs, and information – results in improved economic, environmental, and social performance. The end result is that each community becomes even more resilient through additional employment in construction, operations, maintenance, and servicing of these businesses and enhanced infrastructure. By growing food, managing waste, creating energy and feeding an economic engine, the site and community is able to deflect a debilitating event and sustain itself.
Environmentally Responsible Infrastructure
The infrastructure to support the EIPs will be developed to utilize environmentally responsible utility solutions like geothermal cooling; steam to electric; wind & solar to electric; and solar thermal, to name a few. Community waste mitigation solutions will also be deployed through the incorporation of ancillary technologies like anaerobic digesters and ethanol distilleries. This investment in infrastructure allows each EIP business to reuse waste byproducts and further limit their own waste production.
Data storage, agriculture, food & beverage, and industrial manufacturing are just a few of the sectors to be targeted for inclusion in SynSel EIPs. One of the major draws for these businesses is the high availability of cost-effective energy in the form of waste heat. These high energy consuming businesses will realize improved economic performance through expense reduction.
Data Centers: Excess biorefinery waste heat will be leveraged by heat-to-cooling absorption chillers to significantly improve the operational expense profile of these data centers. The onsite production of biodiesel fuel and the high availability of onsite electricity will support Level 4 ultra-reliable data centers.
Aquatic farms: Waste heat from the biorefinery will make aquatic farming more economically feasible to raise fish, shrimp, oysters, and lobsters. The waste output from aquatic operations will be anaerobically digested to enhance the digester’s biogas production for additional EIP energy creation. The nutrients from this aquatic waste will be used downstream as fertilizers for greenhouse growing operations or sold in the market.
Vertical Industrial Greenhouses: The high availability of biochar, ammonia water, waste heat, electricity, carbon dioxide, and waste heat from the SynSel plant will be leveraged to grow fruit and vegetables year-round. The agricultural waste will be utilized as input to the anaerobic digester and ethanol plants to produce additional EIP energy and create downstream nutrient-rich fertilizers.
Renewable Fill Stations: There will be a myriad of carbon-reduced transportation fuels produced onsite at the EIP. To support the local use of these fuels, Renewable Fill Stations will be built to accommodate liquid fuels (e.g., SynSel’s synthetic gasoline and diesel) used by internal combustion engines; charging stations for EVs; and compressed biogas fuels for vehicles designed to run on natural gas. Excess hydrogen from the biofuel plant’s hydrogen generator will provide H2 refill. The electricity for EVs will be generated via renewable processes: wind, solar and waste heat-to-electric.
Furthermore, the ethanol distillery will also produce alcohols that will be blended with other renewable fuels.
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