Plasma Environmental Technologies Inc., a Canadian company that turns waste into clean energy is pleased to announce that Professor J.S. Chang and Mr. Thomas J. Bourne have joined the company’s advisory board.
Prof. Jen-Shih Chang is an expert in the application of plasma technologies to environmental and pollution issues, jointly developing 15 commercial plants that are currently operating in Japan. He is currently a professor in the department of engineering and physics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. His main research focus is in the area of energy and environmental technologies, including non-thermal plasma air pollution control, thermal plasma solid waste and water treatments.
He has been a committee member of UNEP Ozone Depletion Gas Treatment Technology and participated in the Canadian Government Green Plan, the Royal Commission on Canada Wide Pollution Regulation (Consultant) and the Expert Panel for the Ontario Government. He is a graduate of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Musashi Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan where he earned his B.Eng. and M.Eng. He has a Ph.D. in Experimental Space Sciences from York University.
Mr. Thomas Bourne of Macedon, New York is a leader in the waste management industry in the United States. He is currently President of Nextek GBL Inc., a company that assists waste recyling and management companies in the development of their business and technical strategies, including permitting, facility siting, operational growth and marketing plan implementation. He has more than 15 years experience in waste management and recycling.
The company’s “Plasma Assisted Gasifier” (PAG) utilizes the plasma gasification of waste materials with significant BTU values to produce a high value fuel gas which is rich in Hydrogen. Waste (feedstock) that may be converted into hydrogen by the PAG includes sorted municipal solid waste (MSW) such as non recyclable plastics. The energy produced can either be sold, or used internally to supplement the site’s electricity costs.
The company’s PAG process is currently undergoing commercialization testing with several Canadian and American companies.