Alter NRG_Plasma Gasification Solution - Waste to Electricity

Westinghouse Plasma Corp. gasification technology is used at several facilities around the world to produce electricity from a number of waste streams.

Hitachi produces electricity from the gasification of MSW and auto shredder residue (also known as auto-fluff). SMSIL produces electricity from the gasification of about 40 different hazardous waste feedstocks.

Air Products and Chemicals (“Air Products”), a Fortune 500 industrial gas company, has purchased a plasma gasifier from Westinghouse Plasma Corp. for use in the 1000 tonne per day (300,000 tonnes per annum) plant Air Products is constructing in Northeast England. When completed, the plant will have a capacity of about 50 MW of power.

The table below shows the various waste streams that can be used as feedstock and the various power island configurations suitable for generating power.

 

Feedstock

Outputs

Westinghouse Plasma Corp. gasification solution is ideally suited for a number of waste streams including:

  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • Commercial Waste
  • Industrial Waste
  • Petrochemical Waste
  • Medical Waste, and
  • Incinerator Ash
  • Gas Turbines
  • Reciprocating Engines (ICEs)
  • Rankine Cycle
  • Fuel Cells

 

A Westinghouse Plasma Corp gasification facility is ideally suited for combined heat and power applications.

Air Products and Chemicals has a commercial agreement in place with Waste2Tricity, a UK based company with an exclusive relationship with AFC Fuel Cells, to demonstrate fuel cell technology at the Tees Valley site in Northeast England. The date for the demonstration has not yet been finalized.