Eco Voice Q & A: Greg Fendis, CEO Helio Planet about transportable bio-waste reactors.

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Greg Fendis

Greg Fendis, CEO Helio Planet. 

Background

Greg Fendis, the Corporate Founder and CEO of Helio Planet (www.helioplanet.com), a division of Komo Ventures (www.komoventures.com), is a senior business executive specialising in the global development of businesses and thrives working in dynamic organisations.

His extensive experience within the Information Technology, Internet Networks and the Telecommunications Industries spans over 35 years with responsibilities ranging from General Management, Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Engineering, Customer Services, Product Management and Manufacturing.

His thorough understanding of Telecommunications Networks, Data Systems, Smart Card Technologies, Software Integration, Medical Electronics, Digital Imaging, Biometrics and the Internet has placed him at the forefront of business solutions. Greg is actively involved in the development, introduction and application of technology into Australia and overseas countries. His professional mission is to bridge the gap between leading edge technology and innovative business ideas.

The idea of creating economical, sustainable and transportable, bio-waste reactors, to save our planet from our ever increasing toxic waste build-up, motivated Greg into creating the Helio Reactor Units (HRU).

The highly scalable HRU’s, housed within standard 40-foot shipping containers, processes all organic waste from small local communities to megacities. This unique, new and technologically advanced system mimics nature to achieve:

– environmentally friendly organic WASTE processing
– efficient clean and green ENERGY generation
– significant resource recovery options such as Bio-Char
– SUSTAINABLE, economically viable methodology
– secure blockchain based SMART CONTRACTS
– generation of CARBON CREDITS via carbon sequestration methods

To provide insights into transportable bio-waste reactors, Tim Langdon, publisher of Eco Voice, had the pleasure of facilitating a Q&A with Greg Fendis, CEO Helio Planet. 

Q1. What is a transportable bio-waste reactor?

The Patent Pending Helio Reactor Unit (HRU) is a technologically advanced transportable waste processing innovation and a disruptive technology capable of making significant global impact by diverting and processing organic waste from landfill, seafill and incineration. The 40 foot standard shipping container, incorporating the HRU, is transported to the waste area and processes the organic waste in real-time. The ‘Low Temperature
Natural Extraction’ (LTNE) technology, within the transportable HRU, provides a new revolutionary process for the green waste, municipal solid waste (MSW), sludge and waste organics market. Unlike most other processes the technology offers significant resource recovery options. The LTNE technology has considerable environmental and societal benefits over all ‘classic’ sludge and waste disposal alternatives (including recycling to
agriculture, landfill and incineration) and generates ‘renewable’ energy and carbon sequestration credits thereby reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.

Q2. What technologies do you use?

The key to the HRU system is the molecular re-arrangement by heating, achieved by a biomass reactor process, plus the intimate contacting of the product streams in the main conversion reactor to obtain the optimum quality of products. In this process, the organic waste molecules are heated, to above 400°C, in an oxygen free environment (no combustion), and re-ordered into Bio-Gas, Bio-Char and Bio-Oil. The HRU platform operates both as a physical organic waste processing plant as well as a digital data hub, a communication node and as a decentralised local based mesh network topology. The HRU generated data, as collected by the on-board Internet-Of-Things (IOT) sensors, is usable content in the creation of localised infographics supporting a vast community of developers and government agencies. Significant patents have been lodged to protect the associated Intellectual Property.

Q3. What is your personal vision and mission?

Humanity’s survival hangs in the balance between ecology and waste. We strive to achieve a sustainable environmental balance and to process our waste ecologically. Greg Fendis is the guiding force in the commercialisation of this new environmentally friendly and digitally based platform for processing organic waste. The conception and patenting of this highly innovative platform has been leveraged by personal and professional experience to gain a competitive advantage. The HRU ecosystem, created over many years of clear and articulated vision, is entirely environmental friendly and mimics natural processes. The commercially sustainable financial structure was developed over many decades of experience within global financial and economics transactions.

Q4. What is the sustainability X factor about your business?

Our very simplistic business model is based on the eradication of global bio-waste and to create valuable resources for sale. The project economics are based on:

1. A Helio Reactor Unit (HRU) is delivered to the waste site
2. A tipping fee is paid by the waste owner to remove their organic waste
3. Water extracted from waste feedstock is given back to the community
4. Recovered resources are sold as raw commodities (bio-char, bio-oil)
5. Recovered raw resources may be refined as new products with higher economic benefit (fertiliser).
6. Recovered raw resources may also be used as feedstock in turbines to create electricity (steam-fired-turbine)

We provide a community with the localised HRU unit to process waste within their area rather than the traditional collect, transport and dispose process (landfill, seafill or incineration) required in a centralised manner. These self-contained, small footprint, transportable HRU processing units allow each community to manage and also benefit from the output. In this way large ultra-expensive centralised processing plants and landfills are avoided. The third-generation Helio Planet HRU technology is a commercially proven thermal transportable plant that provides a sustainable solution for the disposal of polluted organic sludges and other bio-wastes.

Q5. How important is your technology in terms of utilising waste as a resource?

The Helio Rector Unit (HRU) with ‘Low Temperature Natural Extraction’ (LTNE) technology provides a new revolutionary product for the sludge, municipal solid waste and other waste organics market. Unlike most other processes the technology offers significant resource recovery options.

Bio-Char is one of the major resources produced by the HRU. There is a global impact of bio-char on soil as ‘Nitrogen Cycling’.

Bio-char is growing in acceptance as a ‘wonder-product’ within the farming and scientific communities. It’s unique porous structure has many beneficial advantages in rejuvenating soil and interaction with fertilisers. Bio-char’s unique structure has many advantages within the agricultural sector.

The United Nation Environmental Programme Division (UNEP DTIE IETC) reported in March 2010 that the issue of waste has to be realigned with a new 21st century perspective:

• ‘…the 20th century waste management focus was based on – how do we get rid of our waste efficiently with minimum damage to public health and the environment?

• ‘…the 21st century resource management focus is – how do we handle our discarded resources in ways which do not deprive future generations of some, if not all, of our values?’

Helio Planet has a major part to play within the ‘Sustainability Eco System’. The three main constituents of the Sustainability Eco System are:

1. Food
2. Waste
3. energy

Helio Planet’s activities focus on processing our valuable waste resource. Valuable commodities such as Bio-Gas, Bio-Char and Bio-Oil are produced. Clean, green, renewable energy (Green Electricity and Green Hydrogen) is also generated for local communities and megacities alike. We are CARBON NEGATIVE.

Q6. How can publications, such as EcoVoice, play their part in promoting bio-waste solutions?

Promotes awareness and educational content directly related to the bio-waste industry and to the general public as well.

ABOUT ECO VOICE

First published in 2003, Eco Voice is your go-to publication for sustainability news in Australia. Eco Voice prides itself as an independent news platform with a clear focus on sustainability, with articles coming from a diverse range of contributors – all levels of government, corporations, not-for-profits, community groups, small to medium sized businesses, universities, research organisations, together with input from international sources. Eco Voice values community, conservation and commerce. Eco Voice is a media partner of the prestigious Australian Banksia Sustainability Awards – The Peak Sustainability Awards.

ABOUT HELIO PLANET

Help us to ADDaDOTTM by installing transportable bio-waste reactors (HRUs) in your community to save our planet from harmful waste!

‘another dot…another HRU…less waste’

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First published in 2003, Eco Voice is your go-to publication for sustainability news in Australia. Eco Voice prides itself as an independent news platform with a clear focus on sustainability, with articles coming from a diverse range of contributors – all levels of government, corporations, not-for-profits, community groups, small to medium sized businesses, universities, research organisations, together with input from international sources. Eco Voice values community, conservation and commerce. Eco Voice is a media partner of the prestigious Australian Banksia Sustainability Awards – The Peak Sustainability Awards.