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30 April 2013

More Bad Press for Burn Pits, MAGS is the Solution

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Another article has been published about the hazards of burn pits and the problems associated with them. Power Ten, Inc. knows the danger that arises from these pits and has a solution to the problems that have been associated with the previous methods of disposing waste for the military. Read the full story from the Washington Post here: U.S. military faulted for burn-pit use

THE PROBLEM: Although there has been much hand-wringing and deflection concerning the alleged linkage between "burn pits" used to dispose of trash at the military's biggest bases in Iraq and Afghanistan and long-term adverse health risk associated with them. However it doesn't have to be this way. Read how MAGS is the solution »


16 April 2013

The Magnificent Seven Gunning for Marine Waste

MAGSWith tight new regulations governing the disposal of waste from ships introduced at the beginning of the year, a small-scale waste gasification system developed in Canada by Terragon Environmental Technologies and brought to the United States by Power Ten, Inc. may just hold the answer. Having been successfully trialed by the U.S. Marines and others, the MAGS V7 system has now been launched commercially.

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Power Ten, Inc. is a proud partner of Terragon and works to continue the vision set forth by Dr. Tsantrizos by bringing Terragon’s products to the United States.


Story courtesy of: Waste Management World


4 April 2013

Dr. Peter Tsantrizos Leads the Clean-Tech Future with MAGS and WETT

Dr. Peter TsantrizosPeter Tsantrizos, PhD, CEO and President of Terragon Environmental Technologies was recently featured in The Globe and Mail's Special "Engineering Canada’s clean-tech future."

Due to Terragon’s successful and environmentally friendly technologies, Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) and Wastewater Electrochemical Treatment Technology (WETT), Dr. Tsantrizos is getting some extra attention for adding to Canada’s growing list of innovative clean-tech companies.

The article explains the worthy cause behind the technology. “In some societies, people generate up to 2.5 kilograms of garbage and 300 litres of waste water daily. That’s part of his motivation for developing processes to turn solid and liquid waste into resources that can be used in the habitats where they are generated.” This is a passion for Dr. Tsantrizos and the Terragon Team. Read more »


11 March 2013

How MAGS is Reducing the Health Hazard from Burn Pits

CBS Shared Part of the Story, Now for the Rest

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CBS News shared the story this weekend documenting the health hazards from burn pits facing soldiers during deployments. One recent study states that 14% of returning troops face health difficulties due to the toxins resulting from the burning of trash in pits. Watch the CBS News Story here: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50142506n

There is a solution to this problem that is harming our troops. A team of highly respected former active duty Marines from Power Ten, Inc. is bringing the solution to the Department of Defense, through the USMC, in the form of MAGS™. MAGS™ is Micro Auto Gasification System, is a small gasification system designed to breakdown waste at the point of origin in an environmentally sound manner, without the toxic emissions, while harvesting the waste energy and eliminating the transportation burden. A single MAGS destroys up to 100 pounds per hour of as-received waste and reduces the waste volume by more than 95%, exporting more than twice the energy it consumes in the form of hot water and air. Read more »


30 January 2013

Hawaii-based Marines test green waste disposal technology

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The MAGS world tour continues with MAGS-in-a-Box moving on to its next location. The Marines have just completed the initial field training and assessment of MAGS-in-a-Box during the exercise LAVA VIPER on the big Island of Hawaii during the month of January 2013.

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 Marines 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. Read more »


09 January 2013

MAGS Eliminates Waste In Hawaii

MAGS-in-a-Box (MIAB), developed by Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc., with support from Power Ten, Inc., was hosted by Combat Logistics Battalion 3 (CLB-3). From its current location, MIAB will next be transported to the Big Island and the Puhakoloa Training Area (PTA) for exercise Lava Viper where it will process all organic waste from the exercise.

MIAB can gasify the organic waste, paper, plastics, chemicals and wood waste generated by up to 1,000 Marines 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. Watch Video »


4 November 2012

MAGS: Responsible Waste Management for the Future

What is MAGS?

MAGSManaging waste locally has long been a goal of communities around the world, now that goal is within reach with MAGS. What is MAGS? Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) is the world's most compact and environmentally-friendly solid waste treatment appliance. MAGS provides a responsible waste management solution to individuals, groups and businesses by acting as a tool for enabling a zero waste discharge environment, whether in marine or land based applications.

Developed by Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc., in collaboration with the US Navy and the Canadian Department of Defence, the technology was first designed for use in naval vessels and isolated communities. Through the work of Power Ten, Inc., serving as the only channel for MAGS to the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Homeland security, MAGS has completed successful tests at military sites and is currently be evaluated under more austere conditions.
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29 August 2012

Read how MAGS is The Next "STEP" in Shipboard Waste Management


22 August 2012

Combating the Garbage Time Bomb

MAGS is being featured in the August issue of Marine Log magazine. Click here to read about how MAGS combats the Garbage Time Bomb.


23 May 2012

Leaked Memo About the Health Concern Over "Burn Pits" Needs a Solution -
Power Ten, Inc. Accepts the Challenge

Burn PitTHE PROBLEM: Although there has been much hand-wringing and deflection concerning the alleged linkage between "burn pits" used to dispose of trash at the military's biggest bases in Iraq and Afghanistan and long-term adverse health risk associated with them, the Department of Defense appears to be changing their ways.

According to a recent post from Wired's Danger Room:
"For years, U.S. government agencies have told the public, veterans and Congress that they couldn't draw any connections between the so-called "burn pits" disposing of trash at the military's biggest bases and veterans' respiratory or cardiopulmonary problems. But a 2011 Army memo obtained by Danger Room flat-out stated that the burn pit at one of Afghanistan's largest bases poses "long-term adverse health conditions" to troops breathing the air there." Read more »


15 May 2012

Organic Waste Fuels Its Own Demise in New Disposal System

Power Ten, Inc.'s San Diego satellite office, in concert with Montreal-based Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc., is evanluating a novel technology that the two companies describe as the world's most compact, environmentally friendly, fuel-efficient solid waste treatment system. Read more on MAGS from the SDBJ »

Source: San Diego Business Journal


29 March 2012

Talking Trash: Marine Ecosystem Sees Dangers From Land Debris

A recent study entitled "Plastic Debris in the California Marine Ecosystem: A Summary of Current Research, Solution Efforts and Data Gaps," released by the University of Southern California Sea Grant (USC Sea Grant) shows that the marine ecosystem sees significant dangers from land-based sources of debris. The fact that 80% of the debris are from plastics is alarming.

Because of the overwhelming presence of this type of debris, plastic marine debris has become the focus of most of the current scientific research and clean¬up efforts. Most often these plastics are landfilled, buried, or disposed of in the ocean. In fact, aside from plastic which has been incinerated, some scientists believe it is plausible that all the plastic ever created since its invention in the late 1940s still exists on the planet, either buried in landfills, buried on shorelines, floating in the ocean, or on the sea-floor. Read more »


20 March 2012

Terragon Wins GLOBE Award for Environmental Excellence

Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc.The GLOBE Foundation has announced the winners of the 10th annual GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence at their Closing Luncheon for GLOBE 2012. Held in Vancouver, British Columbia, the awards are presented annually to Canadian companies who are leaders in sustainable business practices and progressive development in technology and services.

Winning the Award for Excellence in Emerging Technology is Montreal-based Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc. for its work in practical waste management technologies and sustainable living. Terragon develops and commercializes revolutionary small-scale appliances that enable any habitat to treat its own solid and liquid waste on-site and independently with no harm to the environment. Along with achieving significant benefits from the recovery of resources contained within the waste, Terragon's practical tools have the ability to avoid the export of waste to others and prompt the universal adoption of Zero-Waste Discharge habits. Read more »


1 March 2012

Terragon Nominated for GLOBE Award

A leader in environmental technology and stewardship, Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc. (Terragon) has been selected as one of three finalists for a GLOBE Award. Considered the most prestigious national awards series of its kind, the GLOBE Awards recognize outstanding Canadian companies that have successfully merged daily business practices with environmental stewardship.

Nominated for "The Award for Technology Innovation and Application," Terragon is a Montreal-based engineering firm that develops and commercializes revolutionary small-scale appliances that enable any habitat to treat its own solid and liquid waste on-site and independently, with no environmental damage and with significant benefits from the recovery of resources contained within the waste. Read more »


12 February 2012

Turning Trash into Treasure

Developing technology can turn waste into power. It's said that one person's trash is another person's treasure.

This often applies to discarded items that others find have real value. But it's not just those discarded trinkets that can benefit others.

When trash like food scraps and other refuse can be turned into a fuel that powers machines or reduces solid waste, it can be a win-win situation.

An innovation called Micro Auto Gasification System, or MAGS, is the world's first solid waste treatment appliance. The technology is being developed by the U.S. Navy in conjunction with Terragon Environmental Technologies, Inc. and the Canadian Department of Defense for use in military applications and isolated habitats. Read more »


11 January 2012

Marines on Hawaii looking to turn mountains of trash into handful of ash

Marine Loading MAGSThe Marine Corps is now testing a compact disposal system that turns a barrel full of trash into a handful of ash through gasification, all without harmful air emissions associated with incinerators. Initial testing is at Camp Smith on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, with field testing expected this summer during training exercises.

Dubbed Micro Auto Gasification System, or MAGS for short, the technology has been developed in conjunction with the U.S. Office of Naval Research, the Canada Department of Defense and Montreal-based maker Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc. Read more »


11 January 2012

Power Ten, in partnership with Terragon Environmental Technologies and the USMC, has installed and evaluated a micro auto gasification systems (MAGS) – a compact and environmentally friendly solid waste treatment appliance – that makes it practical to eliminate waste locally and autonomously. View full article »

Source: LaboratoryEquipment.com
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08 December 2011

50 Gallon Waste Gasifier Tested by U.S. Marines

MAGS-ONRU.S. Marines based at Camp Smith, Hawaii are testing a small scale waste gasification system developed by Terragon Environmental Technologies.

The tests are being conducted in partnership with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and are aimed at reducing a standard 50 gallon (190 litre) bag of waste to a half pint (275 ml) jar of harmless ash.

Dubbed the Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS), Terragon said that the unit is currently undergoing evaluation by U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific (MARFORPAC) as a possible solution to increasing waste volumes at remote Forward Operating Bases (FOB).

Lt. Col. Mike Jernigan, a Marine combat engineer who recently commanded a logistics battalion in Afghanistan, explained that waste disposal in the field is a problem.

"Right now, there are really only two solutions: burn it or bury it," Jernigan says. "Any potential solution must reduce the security and logistics concerns of trash disposal, and help the environment? that's a good thing for the Marine Corps." (Source: Waste Management World) Read Full Article »


05 December 2011

Micro Auto Gasification System Seeing Success in Camp Smith Evaluation

MAGS, the world's most compact and environmentally friendly solid waste treatment appliance is being evaluated by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) at Camp H.M. Smith in Hawaii. Power Ten, Inc., in partnership with Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc., and the USMC have installed and prepared this new technology that makes it practical to eliminate waste locally and autonomously.

The Marine Corps has been observing the effectiveness of Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) and after several successful demonstrations at Camp Smith, they are looking to expand the demonstrations to evaluate performance under more austere conditions such as a Forward Operating Base (FOB).

MAGS, designed by Terragon Environmental Technologies and brought to the USMC by Power Ten, Inc. with Power Ten, Inc. serving as the exclusive channel to the DoD and DHS for Terragon products. MAGS has proven to be successful at converting waste to biochar and energy. Read More »


15 November 2011

Marines Test New Energy-Efficient Weapon in the War on Trash

MAGS-ONRIn partnership with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Marines at Camp Smith, Hawaii, are testing a high-tech trash disposal system that can reduce a standard 50-gallon bag of waste to a half-pint jar of harmless ash.

Called the Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS), the unit is currently undergoing evaluation by U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific (MARFORPAC) as a possible solution to help Marines win their daily battle against the increasing trash at remote forward operating bases (FOB). (Watch MAGS on YouTube)

Lt. Col. Mike Jernigan, a Marine combat engineer who recently commanded a logistics battalion in Afghanistan, said waste disposal in the field is a problem.

"Right now, there are really only two solutions: burn it or bury it," Jernigan said. "Any potential solution must reduce the security and logistics concerns of trash disposal, and help the environment…that's a good thing for the Marine Corps." (Source: Office of Naval Research) Read Full Article »



15 November 2011

Marines Testing Field Trash Disposal

U.S. Marines in Hawaii say they're testing a high-tech trash disposal system that can reduce a 50-gallon bag of waste to a half-pint jar of harmless ash.

The Micro Auto Gasification System is undergoing evaluation at Camp Smith as a possible solution to help Marines deal with the problem of trash at remote forward operating bases, a release from the Office of Naval Research said Tuesday.

Waste disposal in the field is a problem, said Lt. Col. Mike Jernigan, a combat engineer who recently commanded a logistics battalion in Afghanistan.

"Right now, there are really only two solutions: burn it or bury it," Jernigan said. "Any potential solution must reduce the security and logistics concerns of trash disposal, and help the environment … that's a good thing for the Marine Corps."

The system is both environmentally friendly and fuel efficient, researchers said.

"The system essentially bakes the trash and recovers a high portion of combustible gas byproduct, which is used to fuel the process," said Donn Murakami, a science adviser who leads the Marine Corps' evaluation team.

"What we are doing for [forward operating bases] can be applied to schools, hospitals or an office building," Murakami said. "We are talking about disposing our waste in a different manner, rather than just sending it to the landfill."

Source: www.upi.com


13 September 2011

Students in HI Receive First Hand Look at MAGS

Seeing science in action made a difference for students in Hawaii, as they received a first-hand demonstration of the Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) at Camp Smith in Hawaii. Students from Damien Memorial School, learned how MAGS can process solid waste into bio-char, creating a zero waste discharge habitat.

The Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) reduces the volume of solid waste by as much as 95 percent, which the Marine Corps says is ideal for remote locations like Afghanistan or Iraq.

Power Ten, Inc., in partnership with Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc., and the USMC have installed and prepared this new technology that makes it practical to eliminate waste locally and autonomously. Power Ten, Inc is the exclusive distributor of MAGS to the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security for Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc.


Watch the news report from KHON 2 News Hawaii.


12 September 2011

Video: How Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) Works

Here is a video that shows how MAGS can dispose waste in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Power Ten, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of MAGS to the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.

Click below to watch the video.

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07 September 2011

Micro Auto Gasification System Test and Evaluation Conducted at Camp Smith, Hawaii

MAGS in Operational Evaluation at Camp Smith, Hawaii

Camp H.M. Smith, HI (September 7, 2011) - After two weeks of testing, Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) has processed more than 3000-pounds of solid waste usually destined for landfills in Hawaii. Throughout the evaluation at Camp Smith in Hawaii, MAGS was carefully monitored for energy usage, air quality performance, and effectiveness at converting solid waste into bio-char.

According to Power Ten, Inc. Senior Manager Scott Kerchner, "MAGS has performed very well throughout the evaluation."

MAGS processed approximately 400-pounds of waste each day during this initial evaluation period. Under limited usage, five to seven hours-per-day, due to operating restrictions at the base, MAGS performed at a rate that could be tripled during 24-hour usage. Read More »