Aug 31, 2006

Wastewater to Create Alternative Energy in Alabama

An alternative energy power system that uses the flow of wastewater, fluids or gas has been placed in Mobile, Ala.

The Tampa Bay Business Journal reported that the Tampa, Fla., -based Internal Hydro International Inc., has named the energy system Energy Commander.

The system uses any source where there is a flow pressure to create energy. The pressure that otherwise would go to waste flows through a positive displacement system and creates mechanical forces which are transferred to a generator.

This process can create both electricity and air pressure. The energy can be used immediately, or stored for the future.

The system was placed in Earth First Technology Inc.’s plant in Mobile, Ala., for testing and certification purposes.

Internal Hydro told the Tampa Bay Business Journal that they would like to sell as many as 500 units in the first year of production. Each unit could produce 30 kilowatts of electricity and as much as $15,000 worth of energy each year.