WHO WE ARE

APD Services LLC is developing Renewable Fuel Production Facilities that utilize ARK ReformerTM technology that produce both oil & gas from renewable carbon-based materials. The ARK Reformer is a revolutionary patented technology that maintains a continuous self-sustained reaction capable of converting a wide range of renewable carbon-based materials including biomass, woody waste and/or problematic animal waste into:

  • ARK OILTM – a unique complex hydrocarbon liquid ASTM D975 compliant diesel;
  • ARK GASTM - a unique hydrogen-rich synthesis gas that may be used to produce heat or electric power or further processed into commercial grade transportation fuels using available Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) technology; and
  • ARK SOILTM – an ash that may be used as a natural fertilizer or soil amendment.

Without doubt the ARK Reformer has highest conversion efficiency and operating economy of any other waste-to-energy technology.

 

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TECHNOLOGY

Technology

 

The ARK ReformerTM process is less capital intensive, an order of magnitude more efficient, and more cost-effectively scaled than conventional waste-to-energy processes based on combustion or biological decomposition – gasification, pyrolysis or fermentation.

The unique ARK Reformer maintains a continuous self-sustained thermal-electrical-chemical process that operates at ambient pressure (15 psia), low temperature (<160o F), uses no catalysts, requires minimal levels of external power for controls and motors, can effectively process feedstock with a moisture level up to 70%. The ARK Reformer generates no harmful by-products or fugitive emissions.

The ARK Reformer has an exceptionally high molecular conversion efficiency by creating a self-sustained reaction that is continuous process requiring minimal external energy. As long as feedstock is being consumed the reaction will continue. It is equally effective processing woody waste, agricultural and food processing waste including rice hulls, nut husks & shells, bagasse, and other cellulosic waste streams into:

  •  ARK OILTM – a low viscosity, low sulfur complex-hydrocarbon liquid rich in lighter-end aromatics - ASTM D975 compliant Diesel fuel.
  • ARK GASTM – a hydrogen-rich gas that may be used to produce heat or electric power or processed into commercial grade fuels such as methanol, DME or gasoline using commercially available Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) technology; and,
  • ARK SOILTM – an ash that may be used as a natural fertilizer or soil amendment.

The ARK Reformer is differentiated by its intrinsically low operating costs, low capital costs and exceptionally high conversion efficiency. It differs significantly from other commercially available processes based on thermal decomposition such as gasification and pyrolysis that must maintain their combustion reactions with sizable (therefore costly) amounts of external energy to combust ‘bone dry’ feedstock.

 

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

An APD Services Production Facility provides 100% conversion of waste products to oil & gas 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. ARK Reformers can provide a reliable, economically viable, non-polluting and environmentally sustainable solution. ARK Reformers will convert waste –  normally characterized by inefficient disposal at great cost – into high value energy resources that the world needs. Waste becomes a resource when it is in the right place. Now waste streams 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 renewable diesel producers.

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CONTACT

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1701 Highway A1A
Vero Beach, FL 32963 USA

info@arkpowerdynamics.com

Tel: +1 903.345.0000
Fax: +1 413.622.9650