Law enforcement has to deal with challenges brought about by strict policies and therefore complicated protocols, which result in expensive and hazardous means of disposal. For instance, in order to comply with Controlled Substances Act (CSA) regulations, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) must utilize armored convoys with dozens of personnel to facilitate and plan the destruction of even the smallest amount of controlled substances.

If you have made it this far into our website, you are either a very curious individual or are involved with the tedious task of the safe disposal of unused controlled substances. Either way, you came to the right place! Our Alvin-Class units are compact, self-contained, thermal conversion plants that allow for safe and simply contraband destruction. Alvin is the alternative solution, eliminating the need for numerous personnel, transportation, protection and disposal costs for controlled substances.

When we discuss “thermal conversion” we are really talking about the process of gasification. Gasification doesn’t actually burn the illegal substances, instead, it breaks the molecules apart using heat combined with a small amount of oxygen and recombines the molecules to form syngas (or synthetic gas). Syngas is an extremely clean fuel, similar to natural gas. The syngas can then be used to make fuel, chemicals, and other consumer products or can simply be vented to atmosphere while producing extremely low emissions!

Alvin has been proven repeatedly to produce satisfactory results in the destruction of high-energy materials such as; sugar, cocaine, heroin, opioids, cannabis, methamphetamines, plastics, and other high calorific substances. Along with the DEA and other governmental organizations, we are continuing to test different feedstocks to gather additional information to support our marketing to specific vertical markets.

Our containment bins have recently been modified to accommodate expired evidence boxes. There is no additional cost for custom bin designs within the parameters of the gasification chamber. Utilizing the maximum amount of cubic space within the chamber produces the most syngas.

Being conscientious citizens and protective neighbors is fulfilling to all of us here at AEPC Thermal. That is why utilizing burning or incineration as a means of contraband destruction is unacceptable to us. These conventional methods are not sustainable. With the development and use of Alvin, organic materials are virtually eliminated. Alvin breaks the carbon bonds down to nothing but ash. We accomplish this while producing extremely low emissions, so there will be no plumes of smoke releasing the odors and residuals of illegal substances throughout the countryside!

If all of us do our part in contributing to our established sustainability programs, this world will be a great deal better off for generations to come.

If you are interested in learning more about our innovative and patented thermal conversion plants, please feel free to contact us at any time. Thank you.


See below why Alvin is the industry leading technology in gasification!

Take Alvin anywhere you need it to go! Easily transported due to the trailer.

Vent to the atmosphere without guilt – Alvin produces extremely low emissions to the air!

No need to sort your materials before the gasification process takes place – Alvin will take care of that for you.

Alvin produces syngas which in turn, oxidizes and destroys harmful molecules!

Alvin is NOT an incinerator – newly patented technology with a proven past!