An APD Services Production Facility provides 100% conversion of waste products to energy commodities. There are no waste byproducts and zero fugitive emissions. The ARK Reformer may be deployed as a safe, cost-effective way to process waste from livestock, food-processing operations, the forestry/lumber industry and agriculture. Waste streams with up to 75% water content may be processed without the risk of harming the environment, or contaminating aquifers or our food supply.
Currently, the majority of waste streams are burned, spread on land or dumped in landfills – all represent environmental hazards of one kind or another. The ARK Reformers can provide a reliable, economically viable, non-polluting and environmentally sustainable solution – converting waste that the world disposes of at great cost into energy resources that the world needs. Waste is a resource in the wrong place that now may be productively and responsibly repurposed.
The US Congress has approved the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS2) through 2022, and California is committed to its own renewable fuels program through the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) credits. ARK OIL and ARK GAS (alone or processed by GTL) have a 60% lower Greenhouse Gas (GHG) profile per EPA guidelines and can be classified as biomass-derived Sustainable Renewable Biofuels. The Company’s products will qualify for EPA Federal Renewable Identification Number (RIN) certification and additional Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) credits from the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Individually, RIN and LCFS qualification provides valuable tax credits when ARK Oil is used as an Intermediate Feedstock for blending and offsets to Oil Refineries’ Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs). Renewable Energy credits may now be generated by the oil refineries themselves and not purchased from ethanol and biodiesel producers.