Friday, November 06, 2009

Rocketdyne Develops Compact Gasification Plant

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is developing a compact gasification plant. This plant is meant as a prototype for a large number of future gasification plants on the local and regional level, for processing biomass into syngas on a cumulatively large scale.
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne teamed with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering (EMRE), Zero Emission Energy Plants, Ltd. (ZEEP), the Alberta Energy Research Institute (AERI) and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to develop and commercialize compact gasification, a higher efficiency and lower cost alternative to current gasification systems.

The Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne gasifier provides a 90 percent decrease in size compared to competing systems, thereby enabling higher efficiency, and as much as a 25 percent reduction in cost with enhanced reliability.

—Jim Maser, president, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne

The capital cost to build a commercial-scale compact gasification plant using Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne’s technology is estimated to be 20% less than conventional gasification plants. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne’s compact gasifier is also expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 10% compared to standard gasification technologies. EMRE is sharing development cost and collaborating with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne to develop, demonstrate and license the technology. _GCC
Advanced gasifier designs such as this -- when put into mass production -- can jump-start the biomass energy campaign. A large network of such gasifiers across the bio-prolific regions of the globe, can take bio-energy production to a level barely dreamed of by most energy pundits.

While the US President and Congress promote an agenda of energy starvation, responsible adults within industry and commerce are laying plans for keeping the US economy from collapsing due to Obama - Pelosi reich energy famine.

Meanwhile, Oynklent Green [OTC:OYNK] continues perfecting its process of converting corrupt politicians into useful biofuels. The Chicago Way may acquire an entirely new meaning -- in the bioenergy field.



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