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Energy Efficiency PowerCyclone

Published on August 13th, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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Device Creates Energy, Fuel, and Usable Compost from Trash

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PowerCyclone

If you’ve ever seen the movie Idiocracy, you may have a vague fear of giant landfills toppling over and spilling into the streets. Fortunately, that fear may never become a reality now that the Powermaster ReCyclone is available.

The ReCyclone works by grinding trash into small pieces, thereby reducing landfill space up to 97 percent.

Trash compacted by the ReCyclone can be used to create energy or compost material—organic waste becomes diesel fuel, and plastic becomes oil. The machine can grind up any piece of waste ranging from 20 microns to 12 inches.

For some perspective, the ReCyclone can get more gold out of electronic devices than from a gold mine (one metric ton of circuit boards contains between 80 and 1,500 grams of gold, which is 40 to 800 times the concentration of gold available in gold ore mined in the United States) and 1 kilogram of plastic recycled in the machine can yield 95 percent of 1 liter of diesel.

Essentially, the machine gives any piece of trash the chance for a second life as a renewable resource.

Possible uses for the technology are seemingly endless. Not only can the ReCyclone create space in already overcrowded landfills, but it can also reduce industrial waste from factories and help out in disaster relief efforts by reducing debris.

To see the ReCyclone in all its glory, check out this YouTube video.

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was formerly the editor of CleanTechnica and is a senior editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine, and more. A graduate of Vassar College, she has previously worked in publishing, organic farming, documentary film, and newspaper journalism. Her interests include permaculture, hiking, skiing, music, relocalization, and cob (the building material). She currently resides in San Francisco, CA.



  • http://www.recyclonepowermaster.com Larry C Harris

    Dear folks,

    I do not know the author of this article but I do know the owner and inventor of the current generation of ReCyclone. That is Larry C. Harris.

    Moreover, I am also the owner of the patents, trade names and trade marks and engineering and copyrighted operating materials.

    If you peruse or review the “PowerMaster ReCyclone” web site of “Powermaster Environmental Group” PEG, you are in the wrong place. PEG and Gar Tech and Lila York and Derek Reffell, the two that claim to be PowerMaster ReCyclone and PowerMaster Corporation are corporate frauds. Do not send them any of your money without researching the history and reality of the situation.

    You may check out

    http://www.recyclonepowermaster.com

    and find the contacts to the real people.

    Best of Luck

    L.C. Harris

  • http://www.recyclonepowermaster.com Larry C Harris

    Dear folks,

    I do not know the author of this article but I do know the owner and inventor of the current generation of ReCyclone. That is Larry C. Harris.

    Moreover, I am also the owner of the patents, trade names and trade marks and engineering and copyrighted operating materials.

    If you peruse or review the “PowerMaster ReCyclone” web site of “Powermaster Environmental Group” PEG, you are in the wrong place. PEG and Gar Tech and Lila York and Derek Reffell, the two that claim to be PowerMaster ReCyclone and PowerMaster Corporation are corporate frauds. Do not send them any of your money without researching the history and reality of the situation.

    You may check out

    http://www.recyclonepowermaster.com

    and find the contacts to the real people.

    Best of Luck

    L.C. Harris

  • Vladimir

    has anyone had issues reaching power master corp, i cant get in touch with anyone

  • Vladimir

    has anyone had issues reaching power master corp, i cant get in touch with anyone

  • http://recyclonepowermaster.com Curtis Harris

    Hello Folks,

    Please publish the Press Release, PowerMaster Corporation sues Lila York and PowerMaster Environmental Group.

    I, Curtis Harris, am the owner of the technology, patents, copyrights and more, for 21 years, relating to the “PowerMaster ReCyclone” Technologies.

    The PEG gang are simply pirates in the 21st century.

    Thanks,

    Curtis L. Harris

  • http://recyclonepowermaster.com Curtis Harris

    Hello Folks,

    Please publish the Press Release, PowerMaster Corporation sues Lila York and PowerMaster Environmental Group.

    I, Curtis Harris, am the owner of the technology, patents, copyrights and more, for 21 years, relating to the “PowerMaster ReCyclone” Technologies.

    The PEG gang are simply pirates in the 21st century.

    Thanks,

    Curtis L. Harris

  • Zoya

    how do you covert this into electricity?

    Can you even?

  • Zoya

    how do you covert this into electricity?

    Can you even?

  • Mr Moose

    sooo… if it grinds everything down into bitty pieces, what about all the lovely heavy metals? lead and diaper puree; yummy.

  • Mr Moose

    sooo… if it grinds everything down into bitty pieces, what about all the lovely heavy metals? lead and diaper puree; yummy.

  • Octapodi

    I would not use that “compost” without some serious testing.

  • Octapodi

    I would not use that “compost” without some serious testing.

  • http://www.powermastercorp.com Paul Dole

    Thank you for all of your comments,please visit our website for more information, or give us a call.

    Paul Dole

    Director of Special Projects

    http://www.powermastercorp.com

  • http://www.powermastercorp.com Paul Dole

    Thank you for all of your comments,please visit our website for more information, or give us a call.

    Paul Dole

    Director of Special Projects

    http://www.powermastercorp.com

  • Dan Cheek

    How much does this thing cost? And is it ready for sale now, or is it still in development?

    -Dan Cheek

  • http://www.boredquiz.com/ BoredQuiz

    You know, in simcity these things always produced lots of pollution.

  • http://www.boredquiz.com/ BoredQuiz

    You know, in simcity these things always produced lots of pollution.

  • Dan Cheek

    How much does this thing cost? And is it ready for sale now, or is it still in development?

    -Dan Cheek

  • erichansa

    Not sure I feel comfortable in believing this one.

  • erichansa

    Not sure I feel comfortable in believing this one.

  • http://www.water4gas-scam.com Scott

    @ Jesse

    From what I understand, what it means is this. Gold doesn’t exist as 100% gold in a Gold Mine. May be each ton of earth gives you 10 grams of gold after purification. But, circuit boards give you 40 grams per ton. It’s like purification of crude oil to give gasoline I guess.

    Ok you guys are above average scientific knowledge guys right? SO let me ask a question. You would have obviously seen n heard about water4gas right? And who wants to believe this stuff right? But apparently over 40,000 units are sold every year right? I saw this website that I linked above which talks about the science of this technology. They show research done by the US Air Force, MIT etc. etc. From what I understood, addition of hydrogen to gasoline, increases combustion so the promised mileage boost from water4gas. Don’t ask me why they call the website a scam, but this is the most scientific website I’ve seen on this topic. They give proof from atleast 20 sources for the hydrogen enhanced gasoline combustion model. Check it out anyways on http://www.water4gas-scam.com/ why bother with garbage processing when hydrogen from water will do the trick?

  • http://www.water4gas-scam.com Scott

    @ Jesse

    From what I understand, what it means is this. Gold doesn’t exist as 100% gold in a Gold Mine. May be each ton of earth gives you 10 grams of gold after purification. But, circuit boards give you 40 grams per ton. It’s like purification of crude oil to give gasoline I guess.

    Ok you guys are above average scientific knowledge guys right? SO let me ask a question. You would have obviously seen n heard about water4gas right? And who wants to believe this stuff right? But apparently over 40,000 units are sold every year right? I saw this website that I linked above which talks about the science of this technology. They show research done by the US Air Force, MIT etc. etc. From what I understood, addition of hydrogen to gasoline, increases combustion so the promised mileage boost from water4gas. Don’t ask me why they call the website a scam, but this is the most scientific website I’ve seen on this topic. They give proof from atleast 20 sources for the hydrogen enhanced gasoline combustion model. Check it out anyways on http://www.water4gas-scam.com/ why bother with garbage processing when hydrogen from water will do the trick?

  • Uncle B

    If I bought one of these, could I get the rights to dig up existing landfills, and would it pay? The throw-away society was born out of necessity, but can we afford it without recycling our landfills?

  • Uncle B

    If I bought one of these, could I get the rights to dig up existing landfills, and would it pay? The throw-away society was born out of necessity, but can we afford it without recycling our landfills?

  • JIm McDish

    Wow dude, now THAT is my kind of device! Where do I sign?

    JT

    http://www.FireMe.To/udi

  • JIm McDish

    Wow dude, now THAT is my kind of device! Where do I sign?

    JT

    http://www.FireMe.To/udi

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  • Maikeru76

    “One man’s trash dump is another one’s gold mine”…This is a truism with regards to your article.

    It’s said too that more energy is expended from mining and creating aluminum than recycling it.

    Recycling makes ecological AND business sense.

    Great Article! More please…

  • http://www.bemoreeco.com Richard Millington

    I’m rather nervous about this, it just sounds a little too good to be true. So does all the waste have to be properly divided to get the gold from circuit boards, or oil from plastic?

    IF the figures are right, it’s really promising.

  • http://www.bemoreeco.com Richard Millington

    I’m rather nervous about this, it just sounds a little too good to be true. So does all the waste have to be properly divided to get the gold from circuit boards, or oil from plastic?

    IF the figures are right, it’s really promising.

  • Ryan

    @ Jesse

    It means, pound for pound gold is in much higher concentrations in old electronics than in an equivalent weight in raw ore.

  • Ryan

    @ Jesse

    It means, pound for pound gold is in much higher concentrations in old electronics than in an equivalent weight in raw ore.

  • Ariel Schwartz

    Andreas – yes, the stated figures are correct according to the company that manufactures ReCyclone. Sorry if it sounds a bit strange.

  • http://blixt.org/ Andreas Blixt

    “1 kilogram of plastic recycled in the machine can yield 95 percent of 1 liter of diesel.”

    Do you mean “95 cl of diesel” or have I misunderstood something? The use of percent seems a bit out of place.

  • http://blixt.org/ Andreas Blixt

    “1 kilogram of plastic recycled in the machine can yield 95 percent of 1 liter of diesel.”

    Do you mean “95 cl of diesel” or have I misunderstood something? The use of percent seems a bit out of place.

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  • Maikeru76

    “One man’s trash dump is another one’s gold mine”…This is a truism with regards to your article.

    It’s said too that more energy is expended from mining and creating aluminum than recycling it.

    Recycling makes ecological AND business sense.

    Great Article! More please…

  • Jesse

    What does this statement mean exactly – “it can get more gold out of electronic devices than from a gold mine” ? Are we saying that this thing can get more results by eating trash instead of eating a gold mine, or that if you feed as much trash as you feed mine processing plants dirt and haulage from a mine, that you get a better return from the recyclone?

    I don’t even think the first instance is possible, and the second is highly, highly unlikely.

  • Jesse

    What does this statement mean exactly – “it can get more gold out of electronic devices than from a gold mine” ? Are we saying that this thing can get more results by eating trash instead of eating a gold mine, or that if you feed as much trash as you feed mine processing plants dirt and haulage from a mine, that you get a better return from the recyclone?

    I don’t even think the first instance is possible, and the second is highly, highly unlikely.

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