Mr. Rafael Benshaya, who has over 30 years’ experience in the energy sector was a guest speaker and lecturer at numerous International Green Energy Summits.
His vision, flair for innovation and ability to bring together the right team of global professionals has enabled WPP Energy to go to market with a disruptive scientific breakthrough in green hydrogen production technology that is inexpensive and which guarantees zero CO2 emission.
RAFAEL BENSHAYA - A LIFE OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS
1972 WPP President Mr. Rafael Benshaya was concerned about the high rising fuel prices within the US and abroad. He began a research and development project with his engineering and scientist team to find alternative fuel technologies and was the first person to use alcohol blends during this period and wrote “Methanol - A Clean Fuel for the 21st Century”.
1986 Mr. Benshaya worked with developmental technologies for biomass and gasification.
1990 Mr. Benshaya travelled to India for FAO and evaluated conversion of agricultural waste to fuel.
1992 Mr. Benshaya travelled to China for the Rockefeller Foundation to evaluate two new gasifiers built there.
1996 Mr. Benshaya travelled around the world visiting various gasification sites and gathering information for the book “Survey of Biomass Gasification”.
1997 Mr. Benshaya, and his engineering team, started the development of the first prototype of a 1 Mega Watt per hour Biomass Plant in Chandpur near New Delhi with the testing of the smallest unit that produced 24MW power generation per day. It could power a small village with great success.
1998 Mr. Benshaya’s team, in conjunction with partner CPG, deployed the first power plant in a remote village in Ghana, West Africa. It was installed successfully and commissioned using Biomass. It was a new power source to 24,000 homes, avoiding the cost of underground cables with great success.
1999 Mr. Benshaya established the first testing device that converts water into hydrogen with proprietary science developed in Belarus. The vision was to convert large thermal power plants to reduce their operating costs and dramatically increase efficiency by 35%. This lowered costs and increased efficiency, while running the entire power station at zero pollution, and saving huge amounts on oil and gas costs.
2000 Mr. Benshaya and his team of engineers conducted ongoing research and development, partnering with world leaders in power generation sectors focusing on the world’s most advanced technology to reach the highest possible capacity of power production. At the same time, it reduces the cost of operations with the vision to run only clean energy sources to address global warming and presents power producers around the world with a viable solution to produce power in an environmentally friendly way - resulting in clean air for the benefit of generations to come.
2004 Mr. Ben was recognized as one of the world’s VIP speakers at green summits, speaking about the need to convert and upgrade power generation throughout the world to advance the use of new technologies as an alternative to the oil and gas sectors starting at Sydney Australia, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Macedonia, Crete, Greece, Saint Petersburg and beyond.
2006-2008 Mr. Ben had power plants in Managua, Nicaragua for upgrading into a Biomass plant. The conversion was to adopt new advanced Pyrolysis, combining Plasma Gasification with the Pyrolysis using tyres and a biomass combination to increase the amount of BTU’s converting the plants to run on a clean energy with much higher profits on the sale of the Carbon Black, and Stainless Steel as by products - using the Kremsmüller exhaust system that eliminates the gases and fumes used as a second cycle, increasing power production by 18%.
2009 Mr Ben formed World Power Production Energy Corporation (WPP Energy) to solve Municipal Solid Waste problems around the world using the advanced almost zero pollution technology, while converting waste into power.
2010 WPP Energy introduces a revolutionary concept along with GE generators increasing power plant production by 30% and reducing operating costs by 45%.
2011 WPP collaborated with Technip (a leader in Oil & Gas) for a total investment of USD 50 Billion for mega projects in Morocco.
2012 WPP formed a Joint Venture with INEWCORP to implement waste to energy projects in 15 countries in Africa for waste to energy, and green villages with a signed PPA with Federal Government for the sum of USD 55 Billion for a 35 year contract backed by a signed Government Decree.
2013 WPP Formed a Joint Venture Agreement with GDTC for a Large Waste to Energy Project totalling USD 9.4 Billion.
2014 WPP expanded its Far East presence by signing a Joint Venture Agreement with South Korea to convert water into Hydrogen, building the first Home Unit to provide Low-Cost Heat, Hot Water and Electricity to Homeowners.
2015 WPP deploys technology for the desalinization/purification of water. The quality of drinking water is a powerful environmental determinant of health.
2016 WPP begins to visualize the potential of block chain technology once applied to the power production industry and concludes that it is the ideal way to reduce public power costs dramatically.
2017 WPP Energy President Mr. Rafael Benshaya was invited to present at the green energy summit to resolve the problem of waste heavy gases and fumes generated from the power plants via a special exhaust system built in Austria that eliminates heavy pollution, and reuses the same gases and fumes with power production increased by 18% with almost zero pollution.
WPP established 35-year contracts in Africa for waste to energy projects at Federal Government level. This encompasses over 10,000 metric tons per day of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). Each of 5 Power Plants will process 2000 Metric Tons of MSW Per Day converting waste into power and by-products. WPP has simultaneously secured a government Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to consume the energy produced at 14.5 cents per kilo watt. In addition, a 35-year agreement is in place for gate/tipping fees of USD 35 per metric ton. The contract includes annual increases in the per kilowatt price and in the gate/tipping fees.
2018 WPP signs an agreement with the Turkish company Dahir Insaat to bring to market Green City, Vertical Greenhouse Agricultural Towers.
2021 WPP signed a EUR 1.6 billion contract to retrofit a Bulgarian fossil fuel Power Plant.
WPP signed a USD multi-billion contract with the Government of South Korea to establish W2H2 green hydrogen technology throughout South Korea.
2022 WPP signs an “Expression of Interest” to establish an EUR 1 billion W2H2 green hydrogen energy Power Plant in Finland as a POC (Proof of Concept) for the European energy market