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Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources secures US$1.4 million in H2S removal system orders

SEER secure US$1.4 million in purchase orders for H2S removal systems for landfill gas projects in Massachusetts and New Jersey. MV Technologies enter strategic partnership to access palm oil mill effluent (POME) markets in South East Asia.

Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc. (SEER), a Colorado, US-based provider of environmental, renewable fuels and industrial waste stream management services, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, MV Technologies (MV), has secured two purchase orders for its proprietary Hydrogen Sulphide Removal System “H2SPlus”. To be deployed at landfill gas (LFG) mitigation projects in Massachusetts and New Jersey respectively, the two purchase orders have an initial value of US$1.4 million and bring MV’s total installed base of H2SPlus Systems at landfills in the US to 14. The company has numerous other H2S removal installations at refineries, breweries, asphalt plants, and agricultural sites across the country.

The Massachusetts LFG installation, the first in the state for MV, will incorporate a two-vessel system designed to bring the H2S concentration in the LFG down from 1600 ppm to 200 ppm. Completion of the project is expected in December 2016 and will ensure compliance with Massachusetts’s specific emission standards. The New Jersey LFG installation, the fourth LFG project in the state for MV, is comprised of a six-vessel system. When fully operational in June of 2017, the project will represent one of MV’s largest H2SPlus System installations to date.

Fortuitous timing

– The momentum with our H2SPlus System deployments in the LFG market is accelerating and we believe the end-markets for our technology are not only recognizing the superior performance and reliability of our systems, but also the operational savings while complying with today’s increasingly stringent air pollution requirements,” said John Combs, CEO of SEER.

Combs added that the “timing for MV’s increase in market share in the landfill gas market couldn’t be more fortuitous” as a recent study surrounding the waste-to-energy market concluded that while waste-to-power is flat lining in the United States, fuels from landfill gas are on the upswing.

– Another boost to the LFG market will be the worldwide mainstreaming of public policies that aim to reduce carbon intensity of the energy sector, concluded Combs.

According to Tom Jones President of MV, the recent changes in the emission standards required by the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) will dramatically increase the number of landfills that will be required to install landfill gas (LFG) collection systems.

– As the regulations become stricter, it increases MV’s opportunity to sell more treatments systems and the continued on-going sales of MV’s associated proprietary BioActive Media, to remove H2S from the landfill gas, said Jones.

Targeting POME

Jones also revealed that the company has recently entered into a strategic partnership with “one of the world’s largest biogas upgrading companies” to represent MV in the New Zealand, Australian and Southeast Asian markets. This relationship is in response to recent regulatory pressure to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME). The increased demand for palm oil has increased the number of installations of anaerobic digesters to create and capture methane in a controlled manner.

– Most POME facilities intend to use the biogas to generate electricity to offset their electrical needs and their reliance on fossil fuels. The biogas from the POME has high concentrations of H2S that must be removed before it can be economically utilized to generate electricity. There are over 1 000 POME facilities in Southeast Asia that will have to remove H2S from their biogas if they intend to utilize this resource, explained Jones.

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