FuSE™ stands for "Full Spectrum Energy" applied to
Technology, Economics and Community Development
FuSE Technology is an installation of three very powerful technologies developed in the McAlister portfolio. The key components in a FuSE installation are shown in the illustration above. Hydrogen, Carbon, and Electricity are resource elements connecting the components into an eco-system.
- Waste-to-Energy Conversion
- Renewable Energy Power Generation, and
- Carbon Product Manufacturing
FuSE Economics use the key technologies to interrelate agriculture, energy, and industry into a unified economic eco-system and an engine of economic growth. Once installed these technologies work together to build a clean, green sustainable local economy.
FuSE Sustainable Community Development:
- Build local energy independence and resilience
- Build local resource conservation and recycling
- Adapt to local resources and local needs
- Create local jobs that cannot be outsourced
Waste-to-Energy Conversion takes biowaste and biomass and produces hydrogen for fuel and carbon for manufacturing durable goods.
Distributed Power Generation converts the hydrogen-fuel into electricity through internal combustion engines and/or fuel cells.
Distributed Manufacturing takes carbon feedstock to produce carbon-enhanced products.
McAlister has engineered process-capabilities which enable FuSE™ to be installed on:
- Land -- FuSE deployment targets rural farms and urban industrial parks
- Ocean surface -- FuSE can be deployed on floating islands for energy and water harvesting (SOTEC -- Solar Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion)
- Ocean floor -- FuSE can be deployed for harvesting methane hydrates (vast untapped deposits of CH4 resources)
- Permafrost -- FuSE can be deployed to capture vast ancient deposits of CH4 which are discharging due to global warming
Each of these deployment-types utilize the fundamental FuSE plan as shown in the graphic above.
The Triple Bottom Line of Sustainability
FuSE is oriented to the most universally understood model of sustainability: Environmental impact, Economic impact, and Social impact working together to create sustainable living spaces (quality of life) now and for future generations. This is a plan for renewable energy/renewable resources for developing nations so that they do not have to create the same environmental harm that has occurred in the preceding 100 years.
FuSE Technology enables Renewable Resources Revolution through sustainable economic production.
Distributed Waste-to-Energy is drawn from a regional agricultural-network of farms and waste disposal sites; Distributed Energy Generation interrelates hydrogen engine-generators with wind and solar power; and Distributed Manufacturing (emphasizing carbon products).
This illustration shows the way in which a FuSE Renewable Resources park production / commercialization can become an engine of economic development for a community.
The McAlister FuSE™ technology portfolio has focused on: (1) engineering the production of renewable energy at scale and efficiency, (2) increasing energy density storage and transport, and (3) engineering the FuSE™ facilities to create high quality, non-out sourceable jobs. The end result is a dynamic engine for new economic growth that is sustainable.
The importance of a physical technology platform should not be underestimated, either in terms of hardware or software embodiments. Commercially successful technology platforms provide physical and virtual structures for ongoing performance improvements, new product commercialization, and a technology roadmap (vision/plan/milestones/priorities) for near-term and long-term advancements.