PYROLYTIC GASIFICATION

This is a Waste-to-Energy machine that uses Pyrolytic Gasification to reduce waste by up to 95% with emissions that are 99.999984% free of any dioxins, furans, smoke or soot! 

This is a proven technology that is not incineration or just another gasifier. 

The process can convert all organic waste into revenue generating by-products including clean electricity, biofuel and biochar from MSW, C&D, biomass, used tires, etc. It is modular, scalable and mobile and is a "Cost effective solution to waste management." (URS study).

For more information contact: todd@balboatech.net 

What is "Pyrolytic Gasification?"

Pyrolytic Gasification is nearly identical to plasma gasification which is the thermal conversion and disintegration of organic or carbonaceous materials back into their elemental compounds in an oxygen-starved environment using heat such as a plasma.

Plasma Gasification renders most (organic) waste streams, including medical/hospital waste, chemical waste, hazardous waste, and even low-level radioactive waste, completely safe and inert.  

Pyrolytic Gasification is the "ultimate" green solution for handling most every waste stream that is now going into landfills. In fact, we believe Pyrolytic Gasification / Plasma Gasification plants will soon be built next to landfills, and take the waste that would have gone into the landfill, and be processed by Pyrolytic Gasification.  Eventually, the waste and contents of landfills will be recovered and processed with Pyrolytic Gasification plants.

Compared with other "waste to energy" and "waste to fuel" technologies such as incinerators or fluidized bed gasification,  Pyrolytic Gasification has zero emissions and is a renewable energy technology.  

Pyrolytic Gasification occurs in an "oxygen starved" environment.  "Oxygen starved" is another term for pyrolysis.  Therefore, instead of burning or incinerating organic wastes, Pyrolytic Gasification "thermally degrades" these organic wastes in a closed reactor with temperatures in the 800º F to 1200º F range.  This process produces "synthesis gas" a renewable fuel that is primarily carbon monoxide and hydrogen, which is also considered to be a "carbon free energy" resource, which can then be used as a fuel in a cogeneration power plant to generate green power.  Depending on the content of the organic waste stream, biochar is another by-product of the Pyrolytic Gasification process.

Biochar acts as a "carbon sink" and method for reducing carbon emissions. Biochar is comprised of carbon and can also be used as a type of fertilizer and soil additive replacing fertilizers that are not considered to be good for the environment or the crops that are grown with these fertilizers.

According to the Department of Energy, the global gasification capacity has grown to 56,000 megawatts thermal (MWth) of synthesis gas generated or equivalent to 29,000 MWe).  This is generated from 144 gasification plants that have 427 gasifiers. An additional ten plants involving another 34 gasifiers were expected to become operational by 2010, involving another 17,000 MWth of syngas capacity, representing an increase of 30%. 

The DOE report, which only included commercial operating plants with a capacity in excess of 100 megawatts electric equivalent (MWth), found that gasification plants are now operating in 27 countries, with 34% in Asia/Australia and that there were 50 gasification projects were in various stages of planning and preliminary engineering for future United States operation. 

As of 2007, South Africa’s gasification plants - plants that generate synthesis gas from organic waste streams - and can also  produce liquid fuels, represented 27% of the world’s synthesis gas producing capacity. 

China had 44 operating gasification plants representing 24% of worldwide synthesis gas production, with 16 new plants planned (seven of which were in start up).

Synthesis gas is the primary product of these plants, from which other marketable products are generated, including chemicals (45%), Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) liquids (28%), power (19%) and gaseous fuels (8%).  

A second industry resource, follows more than 300 gasification plants.  A key finding of their gasification research is that;  

the various roadblocks that have hindered gasification technology from realizing its potential are diminishing. More than ever, the industry is sustaining growth on the back of positive economics. Advanced gasification technology has demonstrated its benefits of lowering operating costs and reducing GHG emissions while utilizing a range of feedstocks.”

Gasification and pyrolysis technologies produce an intermediate product (e.g. synthesis gas, also referred to as substitute natural gas, SNG, or syngas), which is used in a wide range of energy generation, liquid energy and chemical manufacturing processes. 

This distinguishes thermochemical conversion technologies from waste-to-energy, which directly combusts waste stream feedstocks. With no intermediate product, waste combustion technologies are limited to the production of steam and/or electricity.

ref. http://www.pyrolyticgasification.com/