Optimize Gate Fee (tipping fee) Revenue and Energy Output Revenue
Unlike the typical incineration technology which can process only MSW and similar feedstocks, Alter NRG gasifier can process almost any feedstock including both solids and liquids. Plus it can process a blend of feedstocks. Project owners can optimize their revenue streams by determining the correct mix of feedstocks based on calorific value and gate fee.
As long as there is some flexibility built into the feedstock handling systems, plasma gasification facility owners can change feedstocks over the life of the plant to take advantage of feedstocks with higher gate fees.
In many markets, plasma gasification, especially in combination with gas turbines and/or reciprocating engines, qualifies for green energy incentives. In the UK, Air Products will receive two Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) for every MWh produced at the Tees Valley facility.
Reduce Start-up and Operational Risk
Alter NRG is installing its fourth generation gasifier at Air Products’ Tees Valley project. The issues normally associated with the operation of first generation technology have been experienced and solved. Most of Alter NRG’s direct competitors have not yet installed their offering into their first commercial facility. Alter NRG’s experience during the commissioning and operations at previous installations, like the Hitachi Metals EcoValley plant in Japan, will result in a shorter commissioning period and higher availability for customers during the first years of operation.
Alter NRG will continue to gain commissioning and operational expertise at the Tees Valley facility and other future plants become operational.
Reduce Permitting Time and Expense
Alter NRG Plasma Gasification Solution, in a combined cycle or reciprocating engine application, will meet all the requirements of the EU’s Waste Incineration Directive, as evidenced by Air Products’ receipt of an environmental permit from the UK government’s Environment Agency. Plus, the technology qualifies as Advanced Thermal Treatment (ATT) and thus receives preferential treatment over non-ATT technologies like incineration.
Superior Environmental Performance
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