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  1. #1 Ideas For An Industrial Site With Access To Green Energy 
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    Hello all,

    I own a 16.500 square meter industrial site with access to 30 MW of green electric energy and more than enough water . My task is to come up with a business plan that makes the most of these resources. I would appreciate any ideas or serious discussion about this matter.

    I'm an Industrial Engineer with background in IT. My main goal is to run my own business.

    I look forward to hear from you,
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    Aluminium.


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  4. #3 Aluminium 
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    Aluminium is interesting. Producing the raw material, creating aluminium from bauxite? or produce end-products for consumer market?
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    I was thinking processing bauxite into raw aluminum, due to high energy demands and your access to 30MW.
    For an end product this could be interesting; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium_foam.
    Use helium to create the closed cell form in large structural applications, such as bridges. They should have a long lifespan due to chemical neutrality of aluminium and helium.
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    Tire recycling, into playground surfaces, mulch, running track, blacktop. Plenty of cheap raw material and established markets. Maybe you can franchise an existing business.
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  7. #6 Tire recycle sounds good... 
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    ... I heard somewhere the main problem was to remove the wires from the tires. Has that been solved in a way that suits for an industrial process?

    What about:
    - Magnesium production
    - Zinc production
    - DataCenter

    I'm not sure I can produce enough on 16.500 square meters of raw material to compete with the giants on market like China and India where they often use primitive production methods but with cheap labor.

    Are there any more sophisticated methods that call for high energy? Can you focus on quality over quantity in raw material production?

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    Are there any more sophisticated methods that call for high energy? Can you focus on quality over quantity in raw material production?
    Still takes a lot of energy for cast and billet manufacture. Aerospace and sporting goods. Higher profit on smaller volume.
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    I must appreciate your IDEA that you are working on green energy..I think its easily possible since you have ample of resources. still you can get good idea from here


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  10. #9 greenmeetingguide.com 
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    Thank you, I will take a look at this.
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  11. #10 Re: Tire recycle sounds good... 
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    Quote Originally Posted by oilferry
    ... I heard somewhere the main problem was to remove the wires from the tires. Has that been solved in a way that suits for an industrial process
    Google is a fine tool:

    http://granutech.thomasnet.com/item/...1011?forward=1
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  12. #11 Thank you Bunbury 
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    Thank you Bunbury, this is looking promising. How is the market for crumb rubber from recycled tires? What is the use of crumb rubber?

    regards, OilFerry
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    Quote Originally Posted by oilferry
    Thank you Bunbury, this is looking promising. How is the market for crumb rubber from recycled tires? What is the use of crumb rubber?

    regards, OilFerry
    As I mentioned, Google is a fine tool.
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