Modular power generation for industry… and the fuel can be free!

Historically, technologies capable of converting waste materials into electricity have either been huge, cathedral-scale incineration plants or unreliable, dirty and inefficient small-scale combustion systems. These just don’t work for industrial […]

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By Freddie Rand

Historically, technologies capable of converting waste materials into electricity have either been huge, cathedral-scale incineration plants or unreliable, dirty and inefficient small-scale combustion systems.

These just don’t work for industrial energy users, who need reliability, efficiency and impeccable green credentials – as well as a reasonable price tag!

Finally, this technology has come of age, and Refgas has spent 10 years perfecting a modular, plug and play system which takes various waste-derived feedstock types and converts them into an ultra-clean synthesis gas or syngas.

This syngas, which is accredited as being cleaner than natural gas, is then used as the “fuel” to drive traditional gas engine generating sets, making it one of the cleanest thermal systems on the planet.

The incredibly compact design, with each module being made up of four container frame sections, caters for companies which need to generate from 1MW to 20MW of electricity per hour and also benefits those that can use lots of process heat, steam or chilled water, which is produced in a CHP package.

At Refgas’ North Wales headquarters, this “green gas” modules are built and tested, ready for quick delivery and installation. Everything is self-contained and weather-proofed, with minimal site works required and the only building needed is a shed to house the feedstock, whether this be low grade recycled wood from construction/demolition, or fuel manufactured from municipal solid waste – and don’t worry if you can’t provide the feedstock, Refgas can fix up a contract to source this locally on the best commercial terms.

In this way, energy hungry industrial and commercial organisations can protect their future energy supplies and be in control of their costs, with any excess power available for export to the grid. All of this is fuelled by the millions of tonnes of waste which is produced year in, year out.

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