ICM signs contract with JUM Global for the City of San José

ICM and JUM Global, a waste solution developer contracted with the City of San José, California, have signed a contract for a gasification demonstration unit using ICM's proprietary technology.

This gasification demonstration unit will be operated at the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility, which will process up to 10 tonnes per day of urban waste biomass from the San José solid waste collection programme. This includes urban woody biomass, storm debris, yard waste, tree trimmings, as well as construction and demolition materials, blended with a small portion of biosolids from the wastewater facility.

The gasification unit will help the region by demonstrating a process, which can be utilised in both the disposition and the application of these materials to produce a high quality syngas, which can ultimately be used to produce transportation fuels.

Jon Orr, ICM capital sales manager, says: 'This demonstration project [...] will help advance the path to renewable transportation fuels using waste biomass at a scale that makes economic sense.'

San José, a recipient of a California Energy Commission match funding grant under the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, contracted with JUM Global to partner with ICM for this project scheduled for completion by the end of April 2015.

Kerrie Romanow, director of San José Environmental Services Department, explains: 'While gasification has been around for a long time, there is renewed interest in this process as a way to convert different types of waste to produce renewable energy. This demonstration project will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and our dependence on others for transportation fuel.'



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