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Waste-to-energy system, MAGS™, makes traversing the Northwest Passage a reality for luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity.

 

screenshot-2016-11-10-15-34-46Recently, Crystal Serenity completed a 32-day voyage from Alaska to New York City through the Northwest Passage just north of Canada, marking the first time a large luxury cruise ship successfully traversed its ways through the Arctic region.

The Arctic is quickly growing in terms of strategic importance related to new transport routes and natural resources. Development has been met with the recognition that the Arctic is a sensitive environment. Conscious of the pristine nature of this area, Crystal Cruises elected to bring onboard a unique waste-to-energy system developed by Power Ten, Inc. partner Terragon. The patented system (MAGS or Micro Auto Gasification System) is commercially available and can handle up to 50 kg/hour of solid waste, converting it into useful thermal energy. Unlike marine incinerators, MAGS does not release soot or other pollutants to the air, a true benefit for both the environment and the passengers. Throughout the transit, Crystal operated as it always does with a nothing overboard policy, and throughout the voyage it operated in a manner to meet or exceed all environmentally regulatory requirements for the region.

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On August 29, the Crystal Serenity stopped at the Northern community of Cambridge Bay (Nunavut), where another MAGS system is undergoing field trials. Thus, for a brief period, a shipboard MAGS and a land-based MAGS were brought together in the Arctic, a testament to the growing recognition of the potential of Terragon’s MAGS technology for the North. Providing clean energy fueled by waste to both Cambridge Bay and the Crystal Serenity marks a shift in overall philosophy, where waste is viewed as a valuable resource rather than something to be discharged to land or the ocean. Terragon is proud to be associated with these groups, whose interest in sustainable practices will serve as examples for others and lead the way forward.

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Terragon Environmental Technologies, Inc. Featured in Sustainable Business Magazine

Peter Tsantrizos, President of Terragon Environmental Technologies, Inc., was recently interviewed in Sustainable Business Magazine to discuss his company’s waste elimination and treatment technologies. Dr. Tsantrizos explains that Terragon’s goal is to eliminate the concept of waste altogether through the development of small scale technologies fro the onsite conversion of waste into resources.

Terragon has developed three such technologies:
Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) is for solid waste;
Wastewater Electrochemical Treatment Technology (WETT) is for liquid waste;
and System for Total Environmental Protection (STEP), a platform for integrating MAGS and WETT.

Their ability to be used on-site, and user / environmentally-friendly systems, mean Terragon has come up with a way to safely eliminate and transform waste into usable resources, such as energy and useful water. For more information regarding MAGS, WETT, and STEP waste elimination technologies, and the complete interview with Dr. Tsantrizos, click the link below:

Terragon Environmental Technologies, Inc. “Nothing Wasted”Dr. Tsantrizos, President of Terragon

Power Ten, Inc.’s partner Terragon Environmental Technologies honored for MAGS technology

Power Ten. Inc.’s partner Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc. is once again honored for their award winning MAGS technology!  Once again they are a finalist for the 2015 Ship Efficiency Awards. MAGS is more than a technology worth watching, it is one worth having!  For more information about MAGS, please contact us here at Power Ten, Inc.

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Press Release – 08/20/15

Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that they have been short-listed as a finalist for the 2015 Ship Efficiency Awards under the category, “The One to Watch”. The winners will be announced during London International Shipping Week on September 9th, at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center.

The One to Watch category considers the potential of a commercially viable project, concept or technology which can lead to significant progress in advancing maritime energy efficiency and environmental impact reduction. Terragon’s Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) transforms shipboard garbage and oil sludges into energy, while creating its own fuel, and meets stronger regulations worldwide. The technology has also been recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), understanding there is a need for a new category and regulation to be developed for such technologies; at the 68th MEPC Session the Committee approved for this work to begin.

“We are honored to be nominated and thank the judges for their consideration. We hope the industry continues to adapt our MAGS technology, and realize the operational, environmental, and economic advantages it provides versus to today’s polluting and inefficient processes,” says Terragon’s CEO & President, Peter Tsantrizos.

For the complete list of Finalists, follow this link – http://www.fathomshippingevents.com/ship- efficiency-the-awards-2015.html.

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About Terragon

Terragon is a leading environmental technology company that develops and commercializes products to enable off-grid sustainability. The company’s vision is to enable the “zero-waste discharge” habitat, whereby all waste streams are used to generate valuable resources for the site that is creating the waste. More information can be found on Terragon’s website – www.terragon.net

 

Terragon Parters with BW Ventures Limited

It has just been announced that our partner, Terragon Environmental Technologies (Terragon), has a new investment partnership with BW Ventures Limited (BWV). This investment is in furtherance of BWV’s Green Marine Capital initiative which invests in businesses that offer products or services that have immediate or future relevance in the maritime sector.

“We are extremely proud of our strategic partnership with Green Marine Capital, which will help us accelerate the commercialization of our technologies and our innovative approach of waste utilization.” Says Dr. Panayotis Tsantrizos, CEO of Terragon.

Green Marine Capital recognizes the potential of Terragon to provide a safer, more environmentally friendly and economically viable waste management alternative in the marine market.

We at Power Ten, Inc. are looking forward to seeing what comes from the great companies of this partnership!

Use the following link to view the whole press release: http://www.greenmarinecapital.com/press-releases-2015.php#terragon-environmental

Ship Efficiency Awards Finalist-MAGS

Power Ten, Inc. is pleased to announce that our partner, Terragon Environmental Technologies, has been nominated as a finalist for the 2014 Ship Efficiency Award in Environmental Technology for their development of a waste to energy device called Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS). The award recognizes a technology that makes a significant contribution to environmental impact reduction of ships.
Learn more about MAGS by visiting our website: http://www.powerteninc.com/technology/mags/
See the other finalists and learn more about the award: https://www.fathomshippingevents.com/finalists.html

Power Ten, Inc. to be at SOFIC 2014 Sharing MAGS™-in-a-Box Waste Disposal Appliance

MAGS™-in-a-Box Front ViewPower Ten, Inc. will be at the upcoming NDIA Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), May 20 – 22, 2014 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida. Tony White, Director of Sales & Marketing, Green Technology for Power Ten, Inc. will be on-site to discuss all of the latest projects and technologies that Power Ten, Inc. is working on.

MAGS™-in-a-BoxPower Ten, Inc. will be highlighting MAGS™-in-a-Box, an expeditionary waste disposal appliance currently being used by the Marine Corps. Tony White will be present to speak with visitors and answer any questions about the company and its services. To schedule a one-on-one meeting at SOFIC with the team email: tony.white@powerteninc.com.

MAGS-in-a-Box, developed by Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc., with support from Power Ten, Inc., can gasify the organic waste, paper, plastics, chemicals and wood waste generated by up to 1,000 Troops per day. The process, which is safe for communities and the environment, reduces the volume of waste by more than 95%. Methane and CO2 in the waste is converted to harmless char, a carbonaceous material that can be either used as a soil additive or safely landfilled, limiting the formation of substantial quantities of methane and carbon dioxide. Forward Operating Base Burnpit

The conference will include panels made up of USSOCOM’s Component Commanders, TSOC Commanders, and Senior Enlisted Advisors who will provide Attendees with an understanding of key acquisition requirements, operations, and technology issues in the context of SOF’s current component and theater missions. Over the course of three days, Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage with USSOCOM Program Executive Officers, Science and Technology Managers, Office of Small Business Programs and Technology & Industry Liaison Office representatives, and other acquisition experts who will identify top priorities, business opportunities, and interests as they relate to USSOCOM acquisition programs. These open forums will enable conference Attendees to interact with USSOCOM Senior Leaders while collaborating on how to strengthen the global SOF network.

Power Ten, Inc. is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing professional, technical, engineering, and information technologies services to government and industry customers. Power Ten, Inc. was founded and is managed by former Marines and naval officers with extensive technical, operational and management experience who share proven leadership and business principles – QUALITY PEOPLE, WHO DELIVER QUALITY PRODUCTS, AT A FAIR AND REASONABLE COST. Our people, our partners, and our customers share a bond of trust, confidence and a commitment to quality service and actionable products.

Our current services center around Naval Special Warfare and the United States Marine Corps in the areas of Command, Control Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), Marine Air Command & Control, Test & Evaluation, tactical and operational Unmanned Systems (UxS), Waste, Water & Energy, and the Marine Aviation Training System. We are an industry leader in these areas due to the performance, reputation and expertise of our people.

SOFIC, sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), is the defense industry’s premier event focused on advancing defense industry technology solutions and building the global SOF partnership, while attracting over 7,000 government and industry attendees and featuring 350 exhibiting companies.

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TECH TUESDAY: System Produces Heat and Gas While Reducing Weight of Garbage

MAGS in rural Canada_Power TenPower Ten, Inc.’s partner Terragon Environmental Technologies and their MAGS™(Micro Auto Gasification System), is not only the solution to the burnpit problem facing the United States military, but also the solution if you are looking for clean, responsible zero-discharge waste management.

Today’s TechTuesday video looks at how MAGS™ will benefit this rural area.

Iqaluit to test gasification system for waste management

Iqaluit will be the site for a new waste management pilot project in Nunavut, testing a micro auto gasification system or MAGS.

The system will thermally decompose solid waste and oils, reducing the garbage to eight per cent of its original volume. The process creates thermal energy that will be used to heat nearby buildings, and gas that will be the main source of fuel for the system.

It can process up to 500 kilograms of waste per day.

CanNor is investing $350,000 in the project and the City of Iqaluit is providing just over $150,000.

City officials are looking for a location for the gasification system.

“The whole point is that we’re trying to get a system that will create thermal energy which this system does and put it in the right operation so we can use it,” said Keith Couture, Iqaluit’s director of public works. “If the system works it will probably be the model for the future for the North.”

Mayor John Graham said the environmental impacts of the gasification system are in line with European environmental standards.

Courtesy of CBC

MAGS™ offers a unique tool for waste management, sustainability, and energy. MAGS™ is an appliance supporting the dual goals of waste destruction and resource recovery critical to sustainable environments and efficient operations.  MAGS™ enables the local treatment of waste, as close to the point of production as feasible, while recovering energy resources in an environmentally sound manner.  In one day a single MAGS™ can process up to one ton of “as received” waste, reducing its volume by 95%, harvesting the valuable thermal energy contained within, and eliminating the negative impact of transportation, land filling, and incineration. In addition to typical organic solid waste, MAGS™ destroys medical and infectious wastes, pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs and contraband, plastic media, as well as a range of oily organic wastes. MAGS™ is ideally suited for military, hotels, isolated stations, remote parks, temporary work sites, housing or barracks clusters, humanitarian relief, or anywhere there is a desire or requirement to treat waste locally.

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State of the Art Technology is an Environmentally Friendly Way to Reduce Waste in the City of Iqaluit

MAGS_Canada_PowerTenIncThe Government of Canada is investing $350,000 in a pilot project to install a Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS™) in Iqaluit. MAGS™ is a new state of the art technology that significantly reduces the volume of processed waste by thermally decomposing solid waste and oils. If successful, this technology has the potential to support sustainable growth and economic development across the North.

Minister Aglukkaq this week announced funding for a pilot project that could change the way waste is managed in Nunavut.

“Our Government is proud to contribute to projects that support strong, sustainable and prosperous northern communities,” said Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, and Minister for the Arctic Council. “In collaboration with the City of Iqaluit, this investment encourages both innovation and sustainable growth for the territory.”

What remains after processing is a solid carbon material approximately eight per cent in weight of the total waste treated, and a synthesis gas which is used as the main fuel source for the MAGS™. This means the device is virtually self-sustainable in terms of energy usage. The device also produces excess thermal energy in the form of hot water or hot air which could be used to heat nearby buildings. The MAGS™ unit is capable of processing up to 500 kilograms of solid waste or waste oils on a daily basis

CanNor’s investment, along with funding from the City of Iqaluit will help to purchase and install a MAGS™ providing an environmentally friendly way to reduce waste in the City.

“The City of Iqaluit appreciates the support of CanNor in funding the MAGS™ Pilot Project for our community,” said John Graham, Mayor, City of Iqaluit. “This is a first step for the City in achieving the goal to be a leader in Northern waste management practices by identifying and implementing solutions that maximize waste diversion and minimize environmental impacts.”

Developed by Terragon Environmental Technologies, the MAGS™ thermally decomposes solid waste and oil, transforming them into a solid carbon material and a synthesis gas which is then used as the main fuel source for the MAGS™. The MAGS™ is capable of processing up to 500 kg of waste per day and after processing, the resulting solid carbon material is approximately eight per cent of the waste that was processed.

The device is virtually self-sustainable in terms of energy usage, and also provides excess thermal energy in the form of hot water or hot air which could be used to heat nearby sites. If this pilot is successful, this project has the potential to provide an environmentally friendly way to reduce waste in communities and mining camps across the North.

Quick facts

  • CanNor’s investment of $350,000, along with $151,500 in funding from the City of Iqaluit will go towards purchasing, pre-setup and design work leading to the MAGS™ installation in Iqaluit.
  • If successful, the system could become an alternative to the City’s landfill which is already at life capacity and similar units could potentially be used in other communities and at mining camps across the three territories.
  • The MAGS™ is expected to arrive via sealift and be installed by end of Summer 2014.

Terragon, a partner of Power Ten, Inc. developed and offers a unique tool for waste management, sustainability, and energy.  MAGS™ is an appliance supporting the dual goals of waste destruction and resource recovery critical to sustainable environments and efficient operations.  MAGS™ enables the local treatment of waste, as close to the point of production as feasible, while recovering energy resources in an environmentally sound manner.  In one day a single MAGS™ can process up to one ton of “as received” waste, reducing its volume by 95%, harvesting the valuable thermal energy contained within, and eliminating the negative impact of transportation, land filling, and incineration. In addition to typical organic solid waste, MAGS™ destroys medical and infectious wastes, pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs and contraband, plastic media, as well as a range of oily organic wastes. MAGS™ is ideally suited for military, hotels, isolated stations, remote parks, temporary work sites, housing or barracks clusters, humanitarian relief, or anywhere there is a desire or requirement to treat waste locally.

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Press Release and More information at: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=836619

 

TECH TUESDAY: What is MAGS and How It Works

MAGS: How it worksIs there a way to safely manage waste in sensitive environments? How can we eliminate our classified information? Is there a better way to handle the environmentally hazardous waste we create? These are all questions that are asked everyday when it come to waste management and there is an answer.

Watch today’s TechTuesday video to see the answer:

What is MAGS™? How does it work? Where is it available? Contact Tony.White@powerteninc.com to find more.

Power Ten, Inc.’s partner Terragon Environmental Technologies and their MAGS™(Micro Auto Gasification System), is not only the solution to the burnpit problem facing the United States military, but also the solution if you are looking for clean, responsible zero-discharge waste management.

MAGS™ offers a unique tool for waste management, sustainability, and energy. MAGS™ is an appliance supporting the dual goals of waste destruction and resource recovery critical to sustainable environments and efficient operations.  MAGS™ enables the local treatment of waste, as close to the point of production as feasible, while recovering energy resources in an environmentally sound manner.  In one day a single MAGS™ can process up to one ton of “as received” waste, reducing its volume by 95%, harvesting the valuable thermal energy contained within, and eliminating the negative impact of transportation, land filling, and incineration. In addition to typical organic solid waste, MAGS™ destroys medical and infectious wastes, pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs and contraband, plastic media, as well as a range of oily organic wastes. MAGS™ is ideally suited for military, hotels, isolated stations, remote parks, temporary work sites, housing or barracks clusters, humanitarian relief, or anywhere there is a desire or requirement to treat waste locally.

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