EcoPAS Selects Greenbelt Resources As Manufacturer
Greenbelt Resources Corporation, a waste to energy company, was selected by EcoPAS to manufacture its PAS (Passive Alcohol System) – an air-filtration and pollution-control technology. PortTech played a key role in bringing the two companies together.
“Both companies have remarkably complementary technologies,” said PortTech Director of Client Services John Dmohowski. “EcoPAS found in Greenbelt Resources a company with significant advanced manufacturing experience and expertise in ethanol vapor capture and control.”
EcoPAS participated in the PortTech Pitch in 2012 and won the People’s Choice Award for PAS, a technology that converts winery ethanol vapor pollutants into a high-quality alcohol. Greenbelt Resources Corporation was a top ten finalist in the 2014 PortTech Pitch and is an award-winning provider of sustainable energy production systems.
Greenbelt submitted a proposal to fabricate the first full-scale PAS units. After a thorough selection and bidding process, EcoPAS hired Greenbelt as the manufacturer. Greenbelt is expected to complete the PAS system by the end of the first quarter of 2015. Once finished, EcoPAS will demonstrate the system at a commercial winery in Santa Barbara County.
“We’re thrilled that PortTech was able to make the introduction and connect us with Greenbelt,” said Marci Norkin-Schoepel, co-founder of EcoPAS. “There are a limited number of manufacturers capable of making this type of technology and we’re confident we found the best. They have expertise in green manufacturing and ethanol capture and conversion, which leaves open the possibility of future collaboration beyond manufacturing.”
EcoPAS provides innovative science and engineering solutions to the wine industry. Their patented ethanol capture equipment and fermentation monitoring devices provide a highly cost effective method for wineries to meet air pollution regulations. Value may be derived by adopting wineries from tradable emission credits, relaxed regulatory production caps and saleable by products.
About Greenbelt Resources Corporation
Greenbelt Resources Corporation™ (GRCO) is an award-winning provider of sustainable energy production systems focused on delivering modular solutions that enable localized processing of locally generated waste into locally consumed products. The Company designs, develops and implements technology that makes production of advanced biofuel reliable, practical and efficient. Controlled by proprietary automated controls, the Company’s small-scale, end-to-end modular systems convert food, beverage and other cellulosic wastes into commercially viable advanced biofuels (bio-ethanol), animal feed, fertilizer and filtered water. For more information visit www.greenbeltresources.com.