From the reduction or elimination of the need for landfills to the production of renewable forms of energy from waste, the Thermoselect process offers substantial environmental and economic benefits.


  • 100% of the MSW is processed into
    –  synthesis gas used to manufacture ethanol
    –  Five recycled products which are sold
  • No ash is produced; No ash landfill is required
  • Air emission are negligible; No dioxins or benzofurans are produced
  • There are no process water discharges
  • The project will convert synthesis gas into ethanol required by the US EPA Clean Air Act to be blended with gasoline (10%)
  • Produce 385,000 California LCFS credits (pathway to be submitted) – CI value of minus 3 compared to California 2020 target of 88
  • Left-over microbes produced in the ethanol production process will be converted into biogas and used in the Thermoselect process – This will enhance the Carbon Intensity value by submitting biogas for about a third of the natural gas required by the process
  • Produces 48 million cellulosic RINs required by refiners & blenders as defined by the US EPA Clean Air Act and EPA regulations


  • Private development of $750 million dollar project
  • Will invest hundreds of millions of dollars locally during construction
  • Will create 2 million man hours of shop fabrication and construction work over a two year construction period
  • Will invest millions of dollars locally during the 30 year operation and maintenance period
  • Will create 130 permanent and well paying operation & maintenance jobs for at least 30 years
  • Will provide clean & reliable waste disposal capacity for at least 30 year