In the United States, there are approximately 300,000 Megawatts of electrical energy produced every day from coal-fired power plants, around 51 percent of our nation’s overall need for electrical power. This system is considered problematic due to carbon emissions released as a result of burning the coal. With the need for new energy alternatives becoming increasingly urgent, Bixby Energy Systems set out to find “game changing” technology.
But that wasn’t enough for Bixby. The ultimate goal was to produce energy from a number of carbon-based resources including wood, biomass, municipal solid waste, sewage, hazardous waste, plastics and even rubber tires.
The Bixby Process was developed to create an energy program around the world that transitions from non-renewable, fossil fuels that are in limited supply and of potential danger to our environment, to clean, renewable, consistent and inexpensive energy. The technology that entails the Bixby Process has the potential to efficiently utilize a wide variety of energy sources, both old (coal) and new.
The Bixby process — ready right now â€“ currently converts coal to natural gas to produce electricity without burning it and without consuming water. And since the coal is never actually burned, there is no ash to dispose of, and carbon emissions normally produced are reduced by up to 65 percent. In addition, because of the Bixby Processâ€™s patent pending technology, more energy is extracted per ton of coal than all other current coal burning technologies.
Best of all, the cost of converting our power plants to the Bixby Process would be far less than the cost of implementing proposed carbon capture technologies, which are still under development and create a long-term storage risk.
The world will benefit from this technology as well. More than 70 nations have significant coal reserves. Bixbyâ€™s technology can provide a significantly cleaner and more environmentally responsible system for producing energy from coal and can make energy independence a reality for countries around the world.