EnerTech to Demo Sludge Process for Masdar City
EnerTech Environmental, Inc. has signed an expression of interest to build a SlurryCarb™ demonstration facility at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Masdar City will be the world's first zero-carbon, zero-waste, car-free city, completely powered by renewable energy.
The SlurryCarb™ demonstration facility will process sewage sludge produced from the permanent buildings erected during Masdar City's first phase as well as from the accommodation for the several thousand workers building the city between 2008 and 2016. Sludge from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, the workers' accommodation, and the headquarters of Masdar will be converted into renewable E-fuel, a fossil fuel replacement. The demonstration facility is the first step toward installing a permanent facility.
"This is an opportunity to showcase the SlurryCarb™ process to the Middle East and work with the international community to build a city that truly embodies sustainable living and working," said Kevin Bolin, EnerTech chief executive officer. "It showcases the SlurryCarb™ process as the best available biosolids technology when it comes to sustainability, renewable energy, and the reduction of greenhouse gases."
Masdar is Abu Dhabi's multi-faceted, multi-billion dollar investment in the development and
commercialization of advanced and innovative technologies in renewable, alternative, and sustainable energies as well as green design. By applying scale and leveraging Abu Dhabi's low-cost, tax-free manufacturing base, businesses will enjoy significant competitive advantages, allowing them to compete internationally and provide significant diversification to the Abu Dhabi economy.
On Feb. 9, Masdar broke ground for the new city in the heart of Abu Dhabi.
The company is part of a select group Masdar invested in through its Clean Tech Fund. The fund focuses on the development and commercialization of technologies in renewable energy, energy efficiency, carbon management and monetization, water usage, and desalination. One of the key objectives of the fund is to accelerate the adoption and development of renewable and alternative energy technologies.