Our Process

Our initial consult is free of charge. We can accomplish a lot over the phone and using email and skype, We are able to gauge the opportunity and potential quickly and we can determine together whether we should proceed to the next stages.

Usually, an initial site visit is required for us to confirm the pertinent data This may take from one day to several, depending on the scale of the project and information available at hand.

After the data is collected we begin the preparation of the documentation that is required for stakeholder evaluation. We need to confirm that there will be a stable supply of feedstock (under contract) and long-term, stable off-take agreements (also under contract) for the energy to be produced. We do a complete financial analysis and business plan.

If the projected economic analysis is positive, we will undertake a more in-depth review of the variables of the project. Where required, we utilize the services of third party professionals for things such as gas analysis, etc, securing and preserving the chain of custody to assure all stakeholders of the authenticity and reliability of the test results.

After all the stakeholders are satisfied with the recommended plan and financing is secured, we can break ground and begin construction


Initial Assessment

  • Identify proposed location: (City, State/Province, Country)
  • Identify the Stakeholders
    • Municipalities
    • Utilities
    • Investors
    • Joint Venture Partners
    • Corporate interests
    • Feed-stock Suppliers
  • Identify primary goals
    • Waste diversion and/or reduction
    • Energy production
  • Identify/gauge level of interest of the stakeholders
  • Discuss potential feed-stock supply and potential volume
  • Preliminary calculations of energy yield
  • Preliminary Cost/Benefit Analysis

Preliminary Document Preparation

  • Complete TerraStar Project Summary Form and prepare for submission
  • Secure letters of interest and negotiate and prepare memorandums of understanding
  • ​Secure non-disclosure agreements from stakeholders

Preliminary Financial Analysis

  • Refine our estimates of potential energy yield
  • Refine our estimates of expected capital costs
  • Compare alternatives for feed-stock processing (gasification, digesters, boilers, other)
  • Evaluate and estimate anticipated operational expenses for various alternatives
  • Develop preliminary Pro Forma financial statements (comparative balance sheets, cash flows, P+Ls, etc

Data Collection

  • Examine the feedstock supply
  • Calculate average daily volume of useable feedstock
  • Ascertain the availability of feedstock contracts
  • Evaluate proposed site(s) for suitability
  • Confirm market value of energy to be produced (electric, gas, heat)
  • Ascertain the availability of off-take agreements for energy and co-products (fertilizers, carbon, heat)
  • Confirm availability of tipping fees, sorting fees, processing fees
  • Evaluate local labor supply

In-depth Site Evaluation and Waste Stream Audit

  • Senior staff collects all pertinent site data
    • Surveys, topographics, percolation rates, soil analysis, etc
    • Test sampling of actual waste stream (or fuel crop)
    • Confirmation of local social and economic variables affecting the project

Post-Audit Report, Technology Design and Engineering Proposals

  • Preparation of all pertinent documents for submission to stakeholders, investors, regulators, etc
  • Detailed list of primary and ancillary equipment
  • Site map and plot plans
  • Environmental Impact Studies
  • Economic Impact Studies
  • Humanitarian/Social Impact Studies
  • Carbon Credit Studies and valuations
  • Preparation of final financial modeling for stakeholders and investors

Preparation Of Contracts And Final Decisions

  • All stakeholders and related parties agree to the final plan
  • Financing is secured​