Gasification

 

WGP’s gasification technology is an alternative energy technology that can convert biomass materials into energy. Biomass is mainly composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. When these elements meet in a controlled high temperature state, they combine together to become hydrogen gas, methane, and carbon dioxide carbon monoxide, trace amounts of higher hydrocarbons, water, nitrogen and various contaminants, such as small particles of char, ash, tars, higher hydrocarbons, alkalis, ammonia, acids, and the like.

WGP’s gasification technology is a flexible, reliable, and clean energy technology that can turn a variety of low-value feedstocks into high-value products, can help reduce our dependence on foreign oil and natural gas, and can provide a clean alternative source of base load electricity, fertilizers, fuels, and chemicals.

WGP’s manufacturing process converts any material containing carbon—such as coal, petroleum, coke, solid waste or biomass—into synthesis gas (syngas). The syngas can be burned to produce electricity or further processed to manufacture liquid fuels, chemicals, fertilizers, substitute natural gas (SNG), or hydrogen.

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WGP’s gasification is an endothermic thermal technology for the conversion of an organic based feedstock, such as coal into carbon monoxide and hydrogen by reacting the carbon based raw material at high temperature with a controlled amount of air, oxygen and/or steam. The resulting gas mixture is called synthesis gas or syngas and is a fuel.  Prior to scrubbing, the syngas is made up of methane, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sulfur, silicone sand and particulate matter.

The advantage of gasification is that using syngas is generally more efficient than direct combustion of the original fuel.  It is particularly well suited as a system to recycle waste since it can utilize materials that are not otherwise useful fuels, such as plastic, rubber, biomass, or other organic waste.  In principle, gasification can proceed from just about any organic material.