In the UK, public hearings for Egnedol’s proposed wood chip-based pyrolysis and gasification unit at the former RNAD and Gulf oil refinery sites near Blackbridge have identified concerns from the community as well as environmental activists. Some claim the facility’s proposed technologies have not been proven and pose a health and safety risk due to […]
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In California, Sierra Energy has teamed with the Army to trial its FastOx Gasifier technology that turns MSW into hydrogen for use in vehicles, carbon monoxide for electricity production and liquid metal as well as slag for reuse in other industries. The demo is being built at the Army’s Fort Hunter Liggit following initial testing […]
By Dr. Terry Mazanec, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest Biomass is a rich salad of chemicals that contains many highly valuable materials that are precursors to fine chemicals, nutrients, and pharmaceuticals. But this strength is also a weakness of biomass. The assortment of materials in biomass is bound together in a complex, stable […]
In New York state, Lockheed Martin has teamed with Concord Blue to use the latter’s Reformer technology, a type of “advanced” gasification system, to produce 250kW of energy from MSW. So far tests of the project have used discarded wood chips from a nearby sawmill that has so far saved the company 9,000 tons of […]
More prosperity, less pollution for China? In the East, the search is on for more sustainable, efficient energy, and flexible gasification answers the challenge. There, Synthesis Energy Systems is leading the way. Premier Zhou En-lai famously referred to China as “an attractive piece of meat coveted by all … but very tough”. Myself, I have […]
In Canada, Petawawa Renewable Power Corporation in seeking permission to build a 500kW gasification plant in Orangeville, Ontario. The power will be sold to the Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Program and produced from wood waste, grasses and agricultural byproducts. Excess heat will be used to produce hot water and biochar will be […]
In Texas, Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (SES) announced a strategic Joint Project Development and Investment Agreement with China Environment State Investment Co., Ltd (CESI). CESI is a state-owned enterprise established in Beijing under the China Ministry of Environmental Protection that is charged with, and funded to, develop and invest in the energy conservation and environmental […]
In Sweden, Luleå University of Technology is the first in the world to produce renewable fuels from pyrolysis bio-oil in its facility LTU Green Fuels. By co-gasification with black liquor, a renewable fuel is produced. In late October the first truck load of pyrolysis oil came to the LTU Green Fuels plant in Piteå. It […]
In Canada, some community members are opposing a planned wood gasification to CHP project for co-location at Procter & Gamble’s facility in West Thurrock, concerned that some of the 100,000 metric tons of wood to be used as feedstock will be chemically treated wood. Opponents Biofuel Watch claim Nexterra’s technology for the facility is unproven.
In California, Phoenix Energy’s joint venture, North Fork Community Power, was awarded a $4.9 million grant at the California Energy Commission Business Meeting. The award will be used to construct one of the first forest-sourced biomass gasification plants, as well as research into the emerging field of forest biomass utilization. The plant will be built […]