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Technology Demonstration/Validation

Previous Demonstration

Predecessor company customers of the GPR technology include General Motors, the Government of Australia, Tokyo Boeki/Nippon Sharyo, and the US Army.

During over 30,000 hours of pilot and commercial operations, GPR has processed PCB’s, coal tar contaminated sediment, pesticides and chemical warfare agents into benign, non-hazardous, clean syngas. Product gas from each plant was collected, stored and analyzed. Destruction rates of 99.9999% to 99.999999% were achieved, exceeding all test criteria.  Product gas was then flared. Post combustion gas was analyzed and showed no trace amounts of any toxic element.  In addition to the hazardous chemical waste that was processed, other industrial and commercial materials were mixed in with the primary feedstock and lead to the discovery that GPR could easily accommodate a wide variety of blended organic materials without significantly affecting the overall process.  These materials included: wood pallets and wood waste; vinyl products included hazmat suits; plastic; petroleum products including jet fuel; munitions propellants including TNT; and various sludge based material.  GPR is an effective and proven chemistry and technology.  An extensive bibliography of independent third party testing, and expert government and private sector evaluation is available.

Permits 

GPR plants have received environmental approvals and permits in Canada, Japan, Australia and America to receive and process some of the most dangerous hazardous materials known, including chemical weapons.

Feasibility Study

A technical feasibility study conducted by SNC Lavalin concluded that “the GPR technology developed by NES should be technically viable for the treatment of sewage sludge”, and that SNC Lavalin “has no technical reason to believe that the technology cannot be applied successfully in this application”.  Hatch Engineering also produced a technology review, confirming that GPR does perform as presented by NES, for a pending customer.