Products & Services
Modular Energy Production System - MEPS®
The Modular Energy Production System (MEPS®) is a patented, self-contained, fully automated, ethanol biofuel refinery that is pre-fabricated and tested in a factory and can be shipped anywhere worldwide in container-sized modules that can be field installed much like plug-and-run LEGO® bricks.
The MEPS® can be expanded to meet your business requirements and comes in 1M Gallons per Year (GPY), 2MGPY and 5MGPY configurations.
Fully Automatic System
The fully automatic, computer controlled system is one of the secrets to allowing smaller scale ethanol production to be economically viable. A master computer system controls all functions of biofuel production. All operations can be remotely controlled and viewed from a central computer system.
Automatic production is performed according to a user defined set of parameters that can be changed with just a few clicks of a mouse.
A MEPS®-based system can be expanded to meet your business requirements.
Customers can start by purchasing a 1 MGPY model, which is typically composed of approximately 10-12 modules and can later add more MEPS® modules and plug them together to make any size ethanol plant. A MEPS®-based system can be expanded to meet your business requirements.
The same master control system is expandable to control all of the modules from one simple control screen. This allows many cooperatives, entities and individuals to start-up an ethanol production system at a fraction of the cost of larger plants then scaling up the system to a large plant as the economics makes sense.
The MEPS® system has an efficiency yield that compares favorably to most large scale ethanol production plants. New technologies are in development that EES believes will increase MEPS® yields even further. Combined with the economies of scale achieved during the manufacturing of the units in a factory, the MEPS® and the micro distribution model will revolutionize renewable energy needs for emerging markets both domestically and internationally.
MEPS® systems can be configured to produce useful and valuable by-products that are created during the refining process, thus creating supplemental revenue streams for our customers. These by-products, unique to each feedstock and process, can be post-processed by special MEPS® modules to create animal feeds, fertilizers or charcoal briquettes that can be blended with coal for electric power generation and heating. Moreover, as technology advances continue to be made in the industry even more valuable by-products will be produced such as biochemicals, jet fuel, rocket propellant and more.
Reduced Operating Expense and Safer System to Operate
Because the EES proprietary process utilized to make ethanol does not use high pressure steam (found in most large plants), the cost and safety of the entire system is greatly improved. The typical high pressure steam boiler is eliminated, along with expensive water treatment facilities, a licensed high pressure boiler operator and the unsightly steam cloud surrounding traditional ethanol plants.
Reduced Chance of Obsolescence
The technology for producing biofuels is continually changing and improving. By building the system from a series of modules, each segment of the biofuel production process is contained within its own module. Therefore, if technology changes one step in the process, simply remove this one module and insert a new module incorporating the new technology. This is a much better solution than traditional large scale plants, which are very difficult to change and modify. This modular design enables the user to remain competitive in the market place for years to come.
Stainless Steel Construction
Every surface that can come into contact with the process materials is constructed of stainless steel. This includes all of the piping, valves, heat exchangers and distillation columns. This prevents corrosion from damaging a customer's system and provides an estimated 20+ years of system operation.
The MEPS® is built in our factory and can be easily trucked or shipped anywhere in the world in container-sized modules. Each pod is contained within a modular, tube-framed skid that can be picked up with a large forklift or crane. The system is designed to fit on a standard drop deck trailer and still be within normal Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) size and weight limits. There's no need for expensive, extra-wide shipping permits, or lead and trailer cars to aid in shipping the system to the site. For foreign destinations, the system can ship in standard large shipping containers to any assessable location in the world.
The Company has designed MEPS® models that offer a range of annual production capacity. We believe that the smallest model (0.5 MGPY) will be used primarily for research and testing purposes in government labs, universities and companies looking to prove new technology. Most initial purchases will likely be 1 MGPY and 2 MGPY units with the expectation that the demand for 5 million GPY units will increase once the MEPS® use for biofuel production is proven successful for each customer's specific waste stream.
A Good Environmental Steward
Since the MEPS® produces biofuel using lower temperatures than traditional plants; unsightly steam emitted into the air is eliminated. The important nutritional value of feed by-products is not boiled into the air, causing noxious gases. No effluent is discharged into any stream or river. No massive amounts of water are boiled and discharged as steam. The water used to cool one batch is used as already preheated water for the next batch, thus reducing energy consumption and water usage.
The end result is a plant that can be built to utilize no outside water and no outside energy.
By combining feedstocks, EES has even been able to develop a production system that can use liquid waste feedstocks, such as waste milk whey and waste sodas or beers, with solid waste feedstock. The end result is a plant that can be built to utilize no outside water and no outside energy with all required energy, water and feedstock supplied by the waste materials themselves. As desired, EES is also able to utilize an electric-powered glycol heater using electricity provided by a connected ethanol-fueled generator. EES is working diligently to make these types of opportunities economically feasible for commercialization.
Quick and Easy Installation
The entire system is shipped from our factory entirely pre-wired and pre-plumbed. We simply set the system in place, connect the modules together with the MEPS® coupling system, route the feedstock into the unit and turn on the system. Customers can be making advanced biofuels in a matter of weeks versus months of cash flow-draining construction that is typical with traditional large scale plants.
Testing and Demonstration Services
Technology and Module Development Services