THE Ty Newydd Country Hotel has invested more than pounds 100,000 in a state-of-the-art wood gasifying
biomass boiler system.
China is gasifying
coal to make plastics and liquid fuels, but it is mainly using hard coals.
The new formcoke process first produces char by mildly gasifying
one or more coals in a twin screw reactor indirectly heated to 1200-1400F (649-760C).
The EERC system has already produced power by gasifying
forest residues, railroad tie chips, turkey litter, and other biomass feedstocks and burning the produced syngas in an on-site engine generator.
As a result, the fuels remain liquid rather than gasifying
into steam, and working with the source fuel in a liquid state saves a substantial amount of energy compared to other vapor-phase processes used for biomass or conventional fossil fuels.
The plant will generate the steam used in the ethanol manufacturing process by gasifying
more than a billion pounds of cattle manure a year.
The Ningxia project calls for gasifying
coal to produce dimethyl ether.
The technology is capable of gasifying
these products into syngas or fuel gas at much lower temperatures and power consumption than its predecessor technology.
This declaration officially marks the viability of the U-GAS(R) gasification technology which has proven capable of reliably gasifying
low rank and high ash coals that would normally be very challenging for traditional gasification technologies to process.
Refgas chairman George Willacy said: "Our patented advanced gasifier produces clean energy from a range of biomass, gasifying
it to produce syngas which powers an electrical generator.
We're looking at a number of potential ways of doing that - including "scrubbing" out the carbon dioxide with the chemical amine and gasifying
the coal but it's clear that we need a number of options as we battle against global warming.
SES's U-GAS technology demonstrated excellent performance in gasifying
our high ash coal," stated Edek Choros, CEO and Managing Director of Ambre Energy.