“We believe that the regulations enacted by the EPA are a positive step forward, and should be followed by greater measures and incentives to limit emissions and increase beneficial usage of methane at waste water treatment plants and landfills,” stated Christopher Nelson, CEO of Q2Power. “Q2P is focused not only on limiting the release of methane into the atmosphere, but just as important, harnessing this renewable energy source to off-set other carbon dioxide producing power generation activities.”
Q2Power is instituting a two-step approach to achieving this mission. First, the company’s proprietary CHP technology is specifically suited to convert methane into power and heat at small-scale waste water treatment plants. According to the EPA, there are 10 billion gallons per day of waste water flow at facilities that produce and flare methane. If these facilities were to employ a CHP system, approximately 225 megawatts of electric capacity could be produced, and a total of 2.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emission reductions can be achieved annually, equivalent to planting approximately 640,000 acres of forest or the emissions of approximately 430,000 cars.
“Our strategy is simple — use methane to produce power and heat, and convert methane-producing landfilled waste into beneficial reuse products. We believe we can do this in a manner that provides needed efficiencies to municipal owned water treatment plants, generates consistent revenue for our company, and value growth for our shareholders,” Mr. Nelson added.