Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Art of being an Environmentalist

At the cost of reiterating a rhetoric let me say that our environment is in shambles. The 2 headed snake of commercialization and capitalism has clawed its fangs upon the ecological system. Industrial pollution has created a havoc in the last decade, much has been said in this regard but very little has been done. At this juncture, it is surprising to come across an eco friendly organization which flips the situation. I am talking about N-Viro International which focuses on conversion of waste to energy.

Oblivious to many of us, this company has been working for the past 2 decades in the field of alternate energy. It licenses its patented technology to municipalities and private companies to treat bio-organic waste. Recording a sales figure of over $40 million dollars, this company has a lot to offer in terms of expertise and technical knowledge. Dealing with issues of renewable energy, this company uses lime and mineral rich combustible products to treat waste water sludge into soil enrichment products with real market value. This company has been managed by Robert Stephens, Raymond James, Oppenheimer and Co., and Paine Webber.

Using state of the art technology the processing operations include physical, chemical and biological reactions to treat biological waste. In many cases, calcium carbonate is obtained as a byproduct which has useful applications. Example: N-Viro recently performed an experiment in Michigan State University in which 2 different fuels were combined and blended with Eastern Ohio coal. The resultant compound was successfully tested to have low air emissions and the boiler (in which the experiment was done) performed efficiently. This company is definitely worth checking.

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