Liquid Waste To Gas Firm Setting Up Shop In Rochester Hills

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A view of the 50-kilowatt mobile Magnegas Refinery while demonstrating the technology at the distributor BlueWater.

A view of the 50-kilowatt mobile Magnegas Refinery while demonstrating the technology at the distributor BlueWater.

TAMPA, Fla. — MagneGas Corp. (OTCBB: MNGA) said Thursday it had leased an industrial building in Rochester Hills to showcase its technology, which turns liquid industrial waste into a natural gas alternative and a metal-working fuel.

MagneGas will also said it would deploy a 50-kilowatt-hour mobile refinery to demonstrate the production of MagneGas at selected customer locations throughout Michigan.

The company has also completed the construction of a large 300-kWh MagneGas refinery for shipment and installation in Rochester Hills by the end of January.

The company says its process works with sewage, sludge, animal manure, glycerin (a byproduct of biodiesel production), used antifreeze, oil-based liquids and waste water.

In the process, electrodes are submerged in liquid waste and electricity is fired between them, creating arcs, superheating the waste to 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. That breaks the liquid down to the atomic level — and the MagneGas bubbles to the surface for collection. The company said the gas is interchangeable with natural gas, propane and acetylene, but with much lower emissions.

Through demonstrations with existing MagneGas Distributor Blue Water Industries, the company has received an initial purchase order for 200 cylinders of MagneGas. Blue Water currently has more than 30,000 fuel cylinders in rotation and produces and sells more than 2.0 million cubic feet of metal working fuel per month. Due to the increased customer demand of MagneGas, Blue Water Industries estimates that they will order up to 20,000 cylinders of MagneGas per year.

As the company continues with the expansion that began earlier this year, MagneGas has now started hiring, training and deploying personnel in the area.  In preparation for the arrival of the large refinery, MagneGas is coordinating production and marketing efforts that include ongoing demonstrations with its mobile refinery. The company is also investigating the recycling of selected non hazardous liquid waste to maximize profitability.

“The expansion of our operations into Michigan further validates our technology and fuel as we continue to see an increasing demand for MagneGas,” said Scott Wainwright, president of MagneGas. “Through distributors, such as Blue Water, MagneGas is being well received as a clean alternative in the metal working fuel market. With the installation of the large refinery as well as the mobile unit leading demonstrations, we are confident that this is a significant step for MagneGas as we continue to expand our presence throughout the U.S.”

Pictures of the 50 kWh can be seen at www.magnegas.com/newsandpictures.html.

Founded in 2007, Tampa-based MagneGas Corporation (OTC BB: MNGA) is the producer of MagneGas, a natural gas alternative and metal working fuel that can be made from certain industrial, municipal, agricultural and military liquid wastes following the receipt of appropriate governmental permits.

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