Evergreen Energy Inc.
Evergreen Energy Inc. was created in 2008 and is headquartered in Mercer, WI. Evergreen personnel have more than 30 years of engineering and process development experience. For years, Evergreen has conducted lab and field testing on new methods to improve the efficiency of an old, non-improving technology called anaerobic digestion. Evergreen Energy has identified major system improvements that have allowed for an efficiency increase of nearly double the typical process. Since the technology was first implemented and proven, they have partnered with several companies to help move this improved technology from research and development, to marketing, to construction of plants. Evergreen Energy is currently at some level of marketing, feasibility study, engineering or construction in Europe (Holland), Africa (Senegal, Nigeria), South America (Peru), Mexico, and the United States. With more than a decade of experience in anaerobic digestion, Evergreen Energy Inc. has constructed and operated a commercial scale waste-to-energy plant in northern Wisconsin, USA. This plant has successfully converted wood waste, human wastewater (septage), municipal solid waste (MSW – garbage), and cow manure into natural gas.
Clearwater Technologies Inc.
Broadly, Clear Water Technologies, Inc. (CWTI) alters the bacterial and fungal ecology of an anaerobic digester by adding proprietary naturally living bacteria and patented catalyst as a terminal electron acceptor for one or more of the bacteria. These compounds significantly alter the pathways of the fermentation process and increase the production of useful products such as methane. As a result, the microbes in our patented and proprietary consortium significantly increase the efficiency of the breakdown (hydrolysis) of organic compounds. Other members of the consortium assist in turning these intermediate products into useful bio-fuels. This bio-mediated enhancement process, referred to as the “Hogen Process®” (named after Del Hogen, the founder of CWTI), when added to the Evergreen Energy process, creates a robust Integrated Waste-to-Energy Conversion System that we claim is the best in its class and second to none in converting organic matters, including hard cellulose such as wood lignin, into methane-rich biogas.