By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Defense & Aerospace Week -- Waste Collection: Wood-waste, municipal solid waste, industrial waste
and more can be collected and used as input. The Owego facility will
initially use wood-waste, with plans to transition to municipal,
commercial or industrial waste to create its power in the future.
-- Waste Conditioning: Metal, glass and other materials are removed, and
the waste is dried to specification.
-- Gas Creation: Proprietary heat carrier spheres are heated and mixed in
with the organic waste. Once a certain temperature is reached, the solid
waste turns into gas, which then travels to a reforming vessel where the
gas is turned into synthesis gas (syngas).
-- Power Generation: The syngas is then used to fuel a combustion engine
that produces electricity. Alternatively, the syngas can also be used to
produce hydrogen and biofuels.
Unlike incineration, the process is oxygen-free and flame-free, which means no harmful byproducts are produced, emissions are limited and waste going to landfills is greatly reduced.
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