Innovative green energy technology used in the landfill gas recovery industry to convert methane gas to clean fuel.
Starting Up Case Study
Making Methane a Useful Energy Source
Biogases like methane are a big part of the earth’s problem; but forward-thinking companies like Canadian start-up CHAR Technologies are turning it into part of the solution. Methane released into the atmosphere from such mundane sources as cow manure and decomposing garbage, contributes to the buildup of greenhouse gases (GHGs). If burned as fuel, it releases toxic hydrogen sulfide, which is just as bad. The brilliant concept behind SulfaCHAR™ is a filter that can make methane a useful energy source by capturing the hydrogen sulfide as sulphur—and using it to produce high grade fertilizer. The only problem was that the concept needed to be proven in a full-scale real world biogas facility. And that meant getting the attention of Venture Capital (VC) investors.