MagneGas: Recycling Liquid Waste Into Usable Fuel

CNN™ had an article titled From Trash to Gas, it piqued my interest and following it I got to a video link about MagneGas™ a natural gas alternative and metal working fuel made from liquid waste such as sewage, sludge, manure and certain industrial and oil-based liquid wastes. The Company’s patented Plasma Arc Flow™ process gasifies liquid waste, creating a clean burning fuel that is essentially interchangeable with natural gas, but with lower green house gas emissions. MagneGas™ can be used for metal cutting, cooking, heating, powering bi fuel automobiles and more.

The MagneGas technology has been developed by the Italian-American scientist Dr. Ruggero Maria Santilli. He developed a new class of fuels called MagneFuels™. The Company MagneGas founded in 2007 in Florida sells a device which turns waste water into clean water and a natural gas alternative.

Prof Santelli calls his machine the PlasmaArcFlow Recycler™, it can convert everything from sewage water to used motor oil to MagneGas™ a synthetic natural gas alternative.

The PLASMA ARC FLOW(TM) process gasifies a number of liquid waster into usable byproducts. The byproducts include: A fuel MagneGas, heat, carbon precipitates and sterile effluent fuid which can be used for irrigation or as a liquid fertilizer (ongoing research).

The machine can process 2000 gallons of sewage an hour and produce just under a 1000 cubic feet of gas an hour.

There are 3 kinds of PlasmaArcFlow Recycler™

  1. “Total Recyclers” – intended for maximum conversion of liquid to fuel. Waste is converted to MagneGas™ and a carbon deposit which the company is trying to find uses for in the production of electrodes etc.
  2. “Linear Recyclers” intended for the sterilization of bio-contaminated liquid wastes (such as city or ship sewage) via its single passage through one or more electric arcs. This results in the production of MagneGas, carbon precipitates, plus sterilized liquid that can be processed further via industrially available filters and other systems to produce final effluent as clean as requested by local environmental requirements.
  3. “Total-Linear Recyclers” for the processing of farm manure and ship or city sludge via their treatment in the Total Mode until the entire liquid is sterilized and its solid content is carbonized. The liquid is then processed in the Linear Mode for the removal of carbonized solids and completes other processes as may be required by local environmental authorities. This process results in MagneGas, carbon precipitants plus sterilized liquid that can be processed further via industrially available filters and other systems to produce final effluent to meet local environmental requirements.

What Makes MagneGas Different:

  • MagneGas™ is produced from liquid waste and the byproduct clean water, can be used to water plants lawn etc.
  • MagneGas™ is a greener, cleaner and safer alternative to acetylene in torches used in metal work.
  • MagneGas™ manufacturing costs 1/3rd of what petroleum costs, can be produced anywhere and produces virtually no emissions when it burns.
  • It has been available for fleets since 2006.
  • MagneGas™ can be used in place of natural gas in any automobile.
  • MagneGas™ will be cheaper than propane and other alternatives. MagneGas™ can be used instead of acetylene in torches for metal working.
  • MagneGas™ has is in the process of building a 200kW PlasmaArcFlow™ refinery for a DDI International in China, which should be done by end of this year.
  • PlasmaArcFlow™ ranges from a 50KW unit that produces MagneGas™ for a metal cutting shop up to a 1 megawatt plant capable of processing various liquid waste in high volume.
  • It has the lowest Green Gas emissions when compared to fossil fuel. The refinery has no odor or noise pollution as it runs quietly in a completely sealed environment. The fuel can be used for metal cutting, cooking, heating, or powering natural gas bi fuel automobiles.

Check out the video below – 1.What is the latest with MagneGas™ 2.Video About MagneGas™


If MagneGas™ works like the manufacturers say and becomes a viable alternative for natural gas, the day might not be far before we see towns and cities turning their trash and sewage into fuel to run vehicles.Less Pollution, trash to fuel what is more Green!

CNN Money has this video report from Fortune Magazine HERE

Source for data and Pictures – MagneGas

3 thoughts on “MagneGas: Recycling Liquid Waste Into Usable Fuel

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    1.want to know how it is different from CNG or other metahne based gas on account of cost ,calorific value and usage.?
    2. Is there any power plant using magne gas on large scale?
    3. what is the approximate capital cost ?

  3. spisharam Post author

    @ Nilanjan Mandal – In Answer to your questions:
    1. from what I understand MagneGas exhaust contains lesser amounts of Carbon monoxide, Nitrogen Oxides and hydrocarbons when compared to Natural Gas and Gasoline. MagneGas also produces Oxygen when it burns. It can be used much like CNG.
    2. China has a large scale refinery purchased from MagneGas not sure whether it has already started working.
    3. You will need to contact MagneGas for the cost details. You can find more details on

    Hope that helps.

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