Who are we:

Changing World Technologies

Founded:

1997

Our Goals:

Saving the planet

How:

By transforming organic wastes into a fuel

CWT

Changing World Technologies

Be Green:

Renewable Environmental Solutions

Vehicles:

Bio Fuel

For Industry:

Cellulosic ethanol

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Changing World Technologies

Founded in August 1997, US-based Changing World Technologies (CWT) is committed to addressing the problems in the areas of energy and environment. Bringing together the best technical and scientific expertise, CWT's mission is to identify emerging technologies and effect the commercialization of these programs to create energy efficiency without further destroying our delicate planet.
Initially, CWT was founded to work on the development and commercialization of thermal depolymerization technology, sometimes referred to as "thermal conversion process" or TCP. The process copies the earth's natural geothermal activity, when organic material is converted into fossil fuel under conditions of extreme heat and pressure over millions of years. TCP reduces this natural process that takes millions of years, into a couple of hours through the use controlled pressure and temperature. Even heavy metals are transformed into harmless oxides to produce renewable diesel fuel oil from organic-rich waste products.

TCP breaks down waste into its smallest chemical parts and transforms these organic and inorganic wastes into oils, gases, carbons, metals and ash. This is done without combustion, incineration or toxic residue, providing a solution for solid waste management while creating a renewable domestic source of energy. In addition, by utilizing above-ground waste streams, energy produced by TCP does not add new carbon to the atmosphere, and therefore contributes to the arrest of global warming. It offers a solution for solid waste management while at the same time creating a renewable domestic source of energy without toxic emissions.

TCP is currently the only method that can take any non-nuclear material containing carbon and create a diesel quality fuel oil in a couple of hours. This not only not only relieves dependence on foreign oil, but includes the added bonus of significantly contributing to cleansing the environment. The company is now licensed to use the technology in a range of applications from offal to mixed plastics. CWT's renewable oil is used for refrigeration, telecommunications, electricity generation, and potable water applications. This gives CWT a foothold in a number of markets including food, mixed plastics, and municipal solid waste markets.

Renewable Environmental Solutions

Renewable Environmental Solutions (RES) formed in 2000 and until recently wholly owned by CWT, was the first commercial bio-refinery in the world to make oil from a variety of waste streams, though the bulk of the waste came from the neighbouring turkey processing plant in Carthage, Missouri. By 2003 CWT were turning 600 million tons of turkey guts and other waste into 4 billion barrels of light Texas crude in every year. This lead to complaints from locals about the smell and the plant was closed in 2009. The plant reopened in 2011 using other source material and has operated continuously. RES is now owned by Canadian firm, Ridgeline Energy Services, based in Calgary, Alberta.

Product life cycles always start with high costs and low production but, with long-term benefits and support from government support, backed by full company reports can provide long-term benefits. This is true for what are now mature products. Petrol is one example that has already been researched and developed and is established to such an extent that it is difficult to compete against since the fuel has reached maximum benefit and consumption efficiency. There is still room for new technologies. Alternatives that are already established include cellulose ethanol.

Cellulosic ethanol

Cellulosic ethanol has recently entered the market and, though an entirely separate process to corn, is aiming for the same success as corn ethanol. Costs are capable of being competitive with petrol. Corn cobs, stalks, and leaf cellulose also looks good even before latest improvements in process efficiencies. Though plant production costs are high, they will fall, but with the help of taxpayer support, can run alongside petrol.

CWT continues to invest in research and development to refine current production processes whilst looking to patent further technologies that will recycle a range of other waste materials. Since 2011 CWT's renewable diesel fuel oil has been designated, by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as both a biomass-based diesel and advanced biofuel under the agency's Renewable Fuel Standards Program.