Powers Energy of America, Inc. (Powers Energy) is headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, and was established to produce advanced
and green power from America’s waste and other carbon materials. Our
facilities can convert materials such as municipal solid waste (MSW),
wood waste, yard waste, agricultural waste, tires, and other non-food
feedstocks into bioethanol and electricity. Powers Energy was
established as a national firm to market, develop, construct, and
operate bioenergy facilities throughout the United
Our facilities provide high-paying new jobs and can help
reduce America's dependence on imported oil. We provide
tremendous monetary and environmental benefits to the community and
residents. Each facility employs over 100 full-time workers and several hundred
trades people during construction. Our "good neighbor" policy translates
into a well designed, environmentally safe facility that blends in with surrounding land
uses without affecting the environment. We actively seek community participation and will not
construct in an area without prior community acceptance of our facility.
Powers Energy is committed to environmental excellence which is clearly demonstrated by our ability to reuse and recycle waste materials and to reduce greenhouse gases and our nation’s “carbon footprint.” We use commercial gasification equipment and proven processes to convert
your waste into green energy resources.
We focus on using municipal solid waste as the primary feedstock for bioethanol production because of the substantial environmental benefits.
Gasification has been demonstrated to be the most efficient process for
converting waste into other forms of energy, such as ethanol and
We can deploy our facilities where the waste is generated to help
communities permanently solve long-term waste disposal concerns.
Our facilities operate in harmony with landfills to extend their life.
We can reduce the volume of waste being disposed by over 90%,
effectively extending landfill life by 1,000%!
Our facilities will provide many benefits to you:
Reduced dependence on foreign oil
Reduced American trade deficits
Creation of new jobs (over 100 for one
Creation of supporting industry jobs
Host fees paid to hosting municipalities
Increased local property tax base and
Increased state and federal income tax base
Capital investment in local economies
Creation of over 300 jobs during plant
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions by using
bioethanol fuel blends
Reduced greenhouse gases by eliminating
methane production in landfills
Reduced soil and groundwater contamination
by diverting MSW from landfills
Extended landfill life by a factor of 10
Reduced waste disposal costs, and
transportation costs in many cases
Conversion of American waste materials into
As a result of rising oil imports and costs, and our growing national
trade deficit and debt, Congress passed the Energy Policy Act of 2005
(EP Act 2005, P.L. 110-58). This Act established the first-ever
Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) in federal law, requiring increasing
volumes of ethanol and biodiesel to be blended with the U.S. fuel supply
between 2006 and 2012. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
(P.L. 110-140, H.R. 6) amended and increased the RFS, requiring 9
billion gallons of renewable fuel use in 2008, stepping up to 36 billion
gallons by 2022. Under the modified RFS, corn-based ethanol
(conventional biofuel) is capped at 15 billion gallons by 2015, while 21
of the 36 billion gallons in 2022 must be derived from advanced biofuel
such as cellulosic and non-corn-based ethanol. These mandates provide
the incentives for Powers Energy of America to establish a strong
presence in the emerging advanced biofuel industry. The American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides additional federal
support for the renewable fuels industry.
Ethanol comprised over 6% of the gasoline
market in 2008, and the ethanol volume produced in America has grown by
25% per year since 2003. The ethanol industry is one of the few
growth industries in our country today. Powers Energy is poised to
help increase ethanol production in the next decade to help meet the
required industry growth.
Historic and mandated ethanol production - billion gal/yr
Our development drive couldn’t come at a better time.
Our production facilities will help restore America’s industrial base
while reducing the amount of oil we need to drive our society. New
industries can help our nation recover from the economic crises that is
confronting us. By reducing oil needs, we can help reduce the
exodus of American wealth that is partially responsible for our
financial dilemma and play an important role in slowing climate change.