Energy solutions, environmental stewardship.
size, each community has
to deal with growing energy, economic, and environmental challenges.
Our mission is to design and put in place integrated bioenergy and
water treatment systems that
transform these problems and concerns into opportunities. Our systems
will support business and job growth, as well as improve the
communities' air and water quality.
How do we do it?
rely on several design principles:
- Industrial ecology – Where waste is a feedstock for energy and products.
distributed systems – The 20th century was built on the
economy of scale. This century will be transformed by the economy of efficiency, where nothing is wasted.
- CHP – Combined heat and
power. Our goal is to produce bioenergy at 80% efficiency which can be used on
- Co-Products – In addition to bioenergy, we develop high-value product streams, such as activated carbon.
- Reliability – Service is delivered
where and when it is needed. This removes the focus on product and
fuel market and delivery fluctuation.
- Vertical integration – We facilitate the link between the supply of the feedstock and the benefit of the product.
- Enabling self-reliance – Our systems support community self-reliance through job creation.
We are starting at the top
– Leadville, Colorado, elevation 10,000 ft. MicroChem Technologies and
its partners will demonstrate the science and practicality of our
approach in this historic mining
town located near the continental divide and the headwaters of the
River. Leadville has a legacy of mining
that has been providing valuable resources for over a century, but now
challenges from the environmental and economic impacts of past mining and the loss of
paying mining jobs.