The Cerenzie Process

Albert Cerenzie
Green Power Plant

The Cerenzie Process is a proven, cost effective GHG reduction technology which has two patents pending that are owned by GGSSI. This technology uses a combination of pure oxygen combustion, membrane separation and ozonation scrubbing mechanisms. The Process is unique in that, compared to competing technologies, it costs less to implement and it does not require any reduction in plant production. In fact, it can accommodate increased levels of production and emissions making it very attractive from an operational standpoint.

Albert Cerenzie Government sponsored Program

This GHG Reduction Process has been successfully demonstrated in a pilot plant located in Alberta, Canada. The Canadian Government sponsored "Environmental Technology Verification Program" has also independently verified that the pure oxygen combustion component of the Process captures up to 92% of CO2 from flue gases thereby providing very valuable GHG emission reduction credits for industry players. The Process has many applications in the separation and capture of a wide range of gases in a managed approach to the overall reduction of GHG emissions. Customers are able to adapt the Process to meet their most pressing needs and individual requirements.

GGSSI has a licence in place with ETV Canada (Environmental Technology Verificaton Program) from September 2008 to September 2011.

Trees-to-Credit Process:

Albert Cerenzie

A novel industry-community partnership in absorbing atmospheric CO2 through growing of fast growing, economical viable and environmentally adaptive trees species using the latest conservation agriculture (reduced tillage) techniques and generate carbon. See GGSSI’s ongoing “Trees for Credit Projects”).

GGSSI welcomes sponsorship from financial institutions and businesses interested in offsetting their GHG emissions and purchasing carbon credit from these projects. (click here for GHG management tutorial Slideshow)

Flares-to-Credit Process:

Flares
As a consequence of the human health and environmental impacts of flaring, legislation has been developed around the world with a goal to reducing routine flaring (gas that meets an economic threshold for conservation) at producing wells and production facilities. GGSSI is a leader in marketing of a patent low emission burner technology with 99% burner efficiency, with enclosed flaring equipment, applicable in sour wells, tight holes, or when drilling in close proximity to populated areas. This cost-effective, technologically superior combustion provide a standard for oil companies and other facilities to measure emissions and to convert emissions reduction to tradable carbon credits. (click here for the Waste Gas Recovery Tutorial Slideshow).

No-flares-to-Credit Process:

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Through compression of marketable waste gases otherwise flared in the oil and gas sectors and converted to carbon credits.

It is the process for recovering Waste Gas Feed for no-flares from enchantment oil recovery or from industry waste gases.

Refer to this presentation of Waste Gas Recovery for liquifying the process (pass word required).


On-Site Nitrogen System:

Flares

The On-Site Nitrogen System is a enhancement oil recovery and drilling technology.

The hydrostatic head of a oil fluid is intentionally designed to be lower than the pressure of the formation being UBD (under balance) drilled. The induced state may be created by adding, N2 to the liquid phase of the drilling fluid.

Carbon Neutral Planning

by GGSSI for municipalities, private and public sectors through drawing of a carbon neutral plan to measure and manage GHG emissions through eco-efficiency in-house practices and buying of offsets in line with existing local legislations. (click here for Clean Development Mechanism Tutorial Slideshow)

Climate Change Opportunities for Businesses:

As climate change does not only create new risks, costs and liabilities, but also generate economic opportunities, such as investments in carbon sequestration projects, renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency projects, emissions trading, and climate change related microfinance presented by GGSSI.

Identification and Monitoring of Gas Compositions

GGSSI can provide equipment and technical services for GHG emissions identification and analysis as the first step in quantifying and documenting the composition of a variety of gases according to the ISO standards established for project baseline requirements under the Kyoto Protocol. This will allow clients to know the volume (quantity) and composition of the GHG emissions that they are releasing into the atmosphere. The identification of gases from industrial plants, oil and gas facilities or landfill emissions can be recorded on a day to day basis to ensure proper on-going monitoring and performance. The measurement of gases can be logged on to a data bank, so that clients can view the "emissions monitoring data" from each project daily as it will be posted on a website set up exclusively for the client's use.

GHG Emissions Reduction Credits and Certification

The market for obtaining "credits" for GHG emissions reductions through various trading mechanisms is evolving rapidly on many fronts (Refer to Markets page). These credits will be sold or traded internationally by companies in order to raise money in improve their facilities or to add to their operating profits. The system of trading GHG credits between companies, industries, and nations is expected to give industry the opportunity to invest more easily in capital intensive projects based on the affordability of new technologies.

Canadian Certification Standards for measuring GHG Emissions are evolving (Ref to the present state of GHG Certification in Canada). GGSSI is participating with Industry for the new Certifying Process that ECO Canada's joint initiative with CECAB (Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board) have developed for certification in Canada's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) sector.

GGSSI has been involved with this process since Albert Cerenzie founded GGSSI in the year 2000, and much progress has been made to date (Refer to the Offset System being developed by Environment Canada, and Alberta's Offset System).

Canada's Offset System will provide "Offset Credits" for eligible projects based on Greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions and removals. An "Offset Credit" represents one ton of GHG emissions reduced or removed from the atmosphere. The Offset System aims to encourage cost effective domestic reductions or removals of GHG emissions in activities that will not be covered by Federal Regulations of Industrial Greenhouse Gas emissions.

A project cannot be considered for the generation of "Offset Credits" until a consistent approach to quantifying GHG reductions - an Offset System Quanatification Protocol (OSQP) has been approved by Environment Canada. OSQP must be used to quantify GHG reductions from projects applying to the "Offset System."

As part of the implementation process for having "Offset Credits" registered and certified by the appropriate Canadian and International agencies, GHG emissions monitoring services, equipment and reporting procedures will be required. Having completed the "Certificate in Environmental Practice" offered by Royal Roads University, GGSSI will be qualified to give GHG Certification for "Offset Credits" and is offering consulting and servicing in this area.

GGSSI can establish baseline GHG conditions by analyzing and calculating the volume and composition of a company's GHG emissions before and after companies make improvements to their plants and equipment in order to obtain the maximum amounts of credits. GGSSI can then prepare the necessary reports and documentation on behalf of the companies and submit this information to the Canadian and International agencies responsible for certifying that the GHG emissions are acceptable for credits certification and trading. In addition, GGSSI provides on-going GHG emissions monitoring services and equipment to ensure that companies meet standards and thereby obtain the maximum obtainable credits each year. If desired, GGSSI can also assist with the sale of these credits.

The GGSSI Oxy-Fuel Solution for Eliminating Coal Power Plant Emissions

Albert Cerenzie
Coal Power Plant Pollution

Coal Power Plants generate about 54% of our electricity, but are also the single biggest air polluters in North America. Burning coal causes smog, soot, acid rain, global warming, and toxic air emissions. Dirty Coal Power, or Black carbon - is essentially the soot that results from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, and is the most potent climate-warming aerosol.

To address this very serious problem, GGSSI has developed the GGSSI Oxy-Fuel System, which produces electricity from coal, with near-zero emission, except ash (from gasification of coal) which often also can be utilized for producing specific materials.

The GGSSI Solution for Eliminating Emissions from Cement Plants using Coal Fire Kiln

Albert Cerenzie
Cement Plant Coal Fire Kiln Pollution

Across North America, Cement Plants spew a continuous stream of toxic pollutants into the air we breathe. As they burn coal to produce cement, the kilns in these plants also release huge amounts of toxic hydrogen chloride or hydrochloric acid (HCl) into the air. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that these Cement Kilns (also known as Cement Plants) emit more than 15,000 tons of HCl into our air each year.

HCl is irritating and corrosive to any tissue it contacts. It can cause health problems ranging from throat irritation to swelling and spasm of the throat and lung tissues, leading to suffocation and even death.

GGSSI has developed solutions for eliminating emissions from Cement Plants using Coal Fire Kiln. The following document (downloadable pdf doc), presents some technical details of an example of application of the GGSSI Coal Cement Plant Solution for annihilation of the whole exhaust gas from a huge kiln, producing 3200 tons of clinker daily.

The GGSSI Solution for Ethanol Plants

Albert Cerenzie
Installing equipment in Ethanol Plant

Ethanol is produced at corn milling plants for use as a fuel additive in gasoline (or for human consumption in liquors). The roughly 220 Ethanol refineries in operation in North America are guilty of emitting thousands of tons of pollution every year, including nitrogen oxide, one of the key elements of smog. Ethanol plants must spend millions to control air pollution, as most are emitting volatile organic compounds and carbon monoxide.

GGSSI offers a solution through a process and mechanical design of CO2 recovery, purification and liquefaction equipment, and procurement services. Refer to the GGSSI Ethanol Project Showcase New Plant Design, for Fabrication and Erection of a Wheat-to-Ethanol plant (100 STPD Liquid CO2 Plant) in Red Deer Alberta, Canada.

The GGSSI Solution for Landfill Gas

Albert Cerenzie
Landfill gas treatment in Paris

Landfill gas is produced when oxygen mixes with decomposing garbage. This gas is mainly made up of carbon dioxide and methane. Methane is a natural gas and an energy source, but is also a greenhouse gas (GHG). It is flammable and explosive in certain concentrations, which is why it needs to be controlled. Landfill sites begin producing landfill gas in their first year, and can continue producing for up to half a century.

Landfill gas, a renewable resource, can be used to generate electricity or to fuel industries. The methane produced by Canadian landfill sites contains enough energy to heat more than 600,000 homes a year.

The GGSSI Landfill Gas Division offers more than sixteen years of experience in the design, construction, operation and financing of landfill gas plants, collection and flaring networks. It has developed unique techniques for evaluating, recovering, managing and utilizing landfill gas resources. Moreover, it provides assistance in the registration and Quantification Protocol for Landfill Gas Capture and Combustion and accreditation of carbon emission reduction credits in official records.

Traditional media-based treatment methods fall short in being able to produce the purity of gas at the acceptable cost required by most power generation projects. GGSSI Landfill Gas Treatment Technology dramatically lowers energy production costs.

Using a new technology, called the SWOP™ Process, developed by Paul Tower, this continuously self-regenerated landfill gas treatment technology offers a smaller footprint, lower operating costs, and better gas quality than competitive methods. Refer to more details in this pdf: GGSSI Land Fill Gas Treatment For Power Generation.

First Nations Tree Farms - (Afforestation)

Albert Cerenzie

Afforestation is the process of establishing a forest on land that is not a forest, or has not been a forest for a long time by planting trees or their seeds. Tree plantation projects sequester CO2 through photosynthesis; thus allowing for the creation of carbon credits.

The ability of trees to remove carbon from the atmosphere, coupled with the potential new value of carbon, will increase the value of tree-planting activities in Canada.

GGSSI offers consultation in the process of applying carbon credit trading and GHG technologies for Tree Farming and Afforestation Projects.

CO2 Soil Credits for Low Tillage

Albert Cerenzie
Low Tillage

The conversion of land from forested to agricultural land can have a wide range of negative effects as far as Greenhouse Gas emission is concerned. Soil disturbance and increased rates of decomposition in converted soils can both lead to emission of carbon to the atmosphere, with increased soil erosion and leaching of soil nutrients further reducing the potential for the area to act as a sink for carbon (a sink is defined as a process or an activity that removes a Greenhouse Gas from the atmosphere).

What agricultural activities sequester CO2?

Principal conservation strategies such as Low Tillage, is key to better balancing the soil carbon sink, and perhaps reversing recent trends of loss of carbon from soils. Farming practices such as 'no-till' and 'low tillage', whereby agricultural land is used with a reduction in the soil disturbance and carbon loss which comes with ploughing, are becoming more widespread and remains a key area of reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions.

Carbon offsets with this protocol arise from the direct and indirect reductions of Greenhouse Gas emissions through implementing no-till and Low Tillage systems on agricultural lands.

GGSSI offers consultation in the process of applying carbon credit trading and GHG technologies for Low Tillage Projects.

Training of Environmental Monitors and Workers in the Oil and Gas Industry

GGSSI Oil Worker
Oil Worker

GGSSI is dedicated to assisting the education, training and implementation of technologies in the emerging Carbon Credit Market, targeting specialized training courses designed to help improve the environment and to protect property and the lives of workers as described below:

a) Environmental Monitors: In 2006 - 2007 GGSSI had signed a licensing agreement with BEAHR Learning Institute to implement their "Environmental Monitor Training Program". This certified training program was specifically designed by the University of Saskatchewan for Aboriginal groups. GGSSI was initially involved with helping to develop and promote this program. Having played its role in setting up the course, GGSI is now only involved in the hiring of graduates, and the course is being offered though a number of Colleges and Educational Institutions in Canada. Refer to our Aboriginal Support page for details.

The BEAHR Learning Institute "Environmental Monitor Training Program" is designed to provide knowledge and develop basic skills so that people can meaningfully participate in environmental monitoring activities. This Program provides a basic understanding of the theory and techniques of Environmental Monitoring. The Program has the ability to be adapted to community needs, and can be arranged to accommodate a variety of requirements.

The instructional approach in this Program focuses on practical, hands-on instruction with the incorporation of fieldwork, exercises, and group dynamics, as well as practical demonstrations wherever possible. Local knowledge is integrated into the curriculum by selecting learning materials with a regional focus whenever appropriate and possible, and by inviting participation from those with local knowledge and wisdom. The five week training prepares Program graduates for work on various projects, such as pipeline construction, seismic, fishing, mining, power generation, forest-harvesting, oil & gas operations, and more.

b) Distance-Based Certificate in Environmental Practice: The Canadian Centre for Environmental Education, in affiliation with ECO Canada and the Royal Roads University, offers education and training related to the professional development and certification of members of the environmental professions, including Distance-delivered Certificate Program in Environmental Practice. GGSSI has registered AJ Cerenzie to be our first senior qualified certifier for this program implementing the GGSSI Certification Process. He will complete the program by January 2009.

The application process for being qualified for this program is quick and simple. Go to www.ccee.ca and click on "Apply Now" from the left-hand sidebar. Follow the steps outlined and select "Environmental Practice - Cert" from the program selection drop-down menu.

Enrollment is open to both college and university graduates, as well as non-graduates who have relevant professional experience.

c) Oil and Gas Industry Workers: GGSSI offers courses that develop the necessary skills required daily by workers who work in hazardous or emergency conditions often found in the oil and gas industry. GGSSI provides proven training courses and equipment to help ensure a safe work environment. These courses train employed workers to have the necessary skills, experience, and equipment required to complete their jobs in a safe manner and that they utilize practices and procedures that meet regulatory or recognized industry standards. As well, GGSSI can assist in fostering the active involvement and support of employees at all levels within an organization in promoting and carrying out an effective safety, health, and environmentally sound program.