Alter NRG Plasma Gasification Solution is commercially installed and utilized at multiple facilities. A more detailed explanation of each facility is given here below.

Projects in Commissioning

Location: Tees Valley #1 (TV1)
Owner: Air Products
Capacity: 1,000 tpd
Feedstock: Sorted MSW
Commissioning: 2016
Output & Configuration: Power – Combined Cycle

The first facility (TV1), is nearly completed construction and will begin commissioning in early 2014.

This move translates to an approximate $1 billion investment for Air Products in both facilities. The second facility is expected to produce 50 MW of electricity capable of providing renewable energy for 50,000 homes safely and reliably. It is notable that Air Products has made this commitment before the first facility is commissioned. It shows their confidence in theAlter NRG Plasma Gasification Solution and our ability to deliver on schedule.

The facility will employ sophisticated syngas clean-up technology to ensure the syngas meets the demanding specifications of the gas turbines. The emissions from the power island will be very similar to those from a traditional natural gas fired combined cycle power plant.  Air Products has received its environmental approval from the UK government.

Air Products’ business plan includes the development of at least four more facilities similar to the Tees Valley plant.

Alter NRG GasifierGasifier Modules  Alter NRG at the fabrication siteSite location for the Tees Valley 1 (TV1) Renewable Facility, UK

Tees Valley 1 project site, under construction, Alter NRGTees Valley 1 and Tees Valley 2 Site in UKAlter NRG, Tees Valley 1 Site UpdateWPC Gasifier, Tees Valley #1, UK

WPC Tees Valley 1, UKWPC Tees Valley 1, UKWPC Tees Valley 1, UKAirProducts_tees Valley Site_2

WPC Gasifer, Tees Valley #1, UKWPC Gasifier, Tees Valley #1, UKWPC Gasifier, Tees Valley #1, UKWPC Gasifier, Tees Valley #1, UK

Projects under Development / Construction

Location: Tees Valley #2 (TV2), UK
Owner: Air Products
Capacity: 1,000 tpd
Feedstock: Sorted MSW
Commissioning: 2016
Output & Configuration: Power – Combined Cycle

Air Products has doubled down and chosen the Alter NRG Plasma Gasification Solution (that utilizes its Westinghouse Plasma Torches), to be at the center of their second advanced energy from waste facility in Tees Valley, UK. The second facility (TV2), will mirror the first and is scheduled to be on stream in 2016.

The second facility is expected to produce additional 50 MW of electricity capable of providing renewable energy for 50,000 homes safely and reliably. It is notable that Air Products has made this commitment before the first facility is commissioned. It shows their confidence in the Alter NRG Plasma Gasification Solution and our ability to deliver on schedule.

The second gasifier is currently en-route to the Air Products Project Site #2 in Tees Valley, UK.

TV1 and TV2 will produce a total of 100 MW of electricity capable of providing renewable energy for 100,000 homes safely and reliably.

TV1_TV2_New PhotoWPC GASIFIER, TEES VALLEY#2WPC GASIFIER, TEES VALLEY#2 WPC GASIFIER, TEES VALLEY#2

WPC GASIFIER, TEES VALLEY#2WPC GASIFIER, TEES VALLEY#2WPC Gasifier InstalledWPC Gasifier Installed

WPC Gasifier InstalledWPC Gasifier installed at the TV#2WPC Gasifier installed at the TV#2

 

 

Commercial Operating Plants

Location: Shanghai, China
Owner: GTS
Feedstock: 
Medical Waste & Incinerator Fly-ash Vitrification
Commissioned:  2014
Output & Configuration: Slag

The facility is taking incinerator ash as well as other industrial and medical wastes and using the Alter NRG Plasma Gasification Solution to convert it into syngas which is intended to be used to augment power within the plant.

The facility is co-located with Shanghai Environmental (a subsidiary of large, state-owned enterprise Shanghai Chengtou Holding Co. Ltd). Shanghai Chengtou Holding Co. Ltd. is engaged in proper ty development, water supply, sewage treatment, environmental protection, distribution of oil products and engineering. Shanghai Environmental operates businesses that transport domestic wastes to landfills and incinerators primarily in the Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Sichuan and Shandong provinces of China.

Alter NRG delivered the gasifier design and plasma torches. The Alter NRG Plasma Gasification Solution has been publicly endorsed by the Government of China as the go to guideline for the treatment and management of municipal, industrial and hazardous waste. This endorsement follows Alter NRG successfully commissioning an incinerator ash vitrification facility in Shanghai, China owned by GTS Energy.

GTS, Incinerator integrationGTS_2_SMGTS, incinerator integration, shanghai, chinaWPC, GTS Facility, China

WPC, GTS Facility, ChinaWPC, GTS Facility, China

Location: Wuhan, Hubei, China
Owner: Wuhan Kaidi
Capacity: 150 tpd
Feedstock: Biomass
Commissioned: 2012
Output & Configuration: Fischer-Tropsch (FT) Liquids

In December of 2011, Wuhan Kaidi, a very large Chinese energy company, began construction of a new technology park in Wuhan, China. Alter NRG Gasifier was commissioned in Q1, 2013.

The facility includes a 150 tpd plasma gasification demonstration facility purchased from Alter NRG / Westinghouse Plasma Corp. The facility processes biomass for conversion to power and liquid fuels.

Kaidi’s business plan includes building numerous facilities of capacities greater than 800 tpd of biomass.

Alter NRG, Wuhan, China

 

 

 

 

 

Location: Pune, India
Owner: SMSIL
Capacity: 72 tpd
Feedstock: Hazardous Waste
Commissioned: 2009
Output & Configuration: Power – Boiler

The Maharashtra Enviro Power Ltd. (“MEPL”) plant processes hazardous wastes from over 30 industries in India. The owner of the plant, SMSIL, is a partner of Alter NRG and together the companies offer plasma gasification into the Indian market. WPC has access to the operational data and the operating staff at the plant. SMSIL also makes the plant available to certain Alter NRG customers for pilot tests and optimization tests.

It is access to this type of information that allows Alter NRG to accelerate the optimization of its technology – another advantage Alter NRG and Westinghouse Plasma has over its competitors.

Alter NRG, MEPL, India, SMS EnvocareAlter NRG, MEPL, India, SMS EnvocareAlter NRG, MEPL, India, SMS EnvocareAlter NRG, MEPL, India, SMS Envocare

 

 

 

 

 

Location: Utashinai, Hokkaido, Japan
Owner: Hitachi Metals, Hitachi Ltd.
Capacity: 220 tpd
Feedstock: Municipal Solid Waste and Auto Shredder Residue
Commissioned: 2003
Output & Configuration: Power – Boiler

The EcoValley plant, which was located near the small town of Utashinai in a rural area on the island of Hokkaido, can process up to 220 tpd of pre-sorted MSW. The plant has two gasifier trains each capable of processing 110 tpd.

The plant was closed due to lack of feedstock (loss of long term feed contracts).

Alter NRG has been fortunate to have access to the operational data and operating staff of the plant. Hitachi Metals, the operators of the plant, modified and optimized the gasifier over the first several years of its operation.

This commercial experience has been incorporated into the next generation gasifier design begin offered by Alter NRG and purchased by Air Products. By comparison, Alter NRG’s competitors are struggling to build their first reference plants.

The plant consistently mets its emissions requirements.

Alter NRG, Eco-Valley, Utashinai, JapanAlter NRG, Eco-Valley, Utashinai, JapanAlter NRG, Eco-Valley, Utashinai, JapanAlter NRG, Eco-Valley, Utashinai, Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location: Mihama-Mikata, Japan
Owner: Hitachi Metals, Hitachi Ltd.
Capacity: 24 tpd
Feedstock: Municipal Solid Waste and Waste Water Sludge
Commissioned: 2002
Output & Configuration: Heat – Boiler

The Mihama-Mikata plant processes 20 tpd of MSW from the towns of Mihama and Mikata. It also processes four tpd of sewage sludge. The syngas is used to produce heat which is then used to dry the sewage sludge so it can be gasified.

All of the slag from the Mihama-Mikata plant is used beneficially as aggregate for concrete or paving stones.

The plant consistently meets it emissions requirements.

Alter NRG, Mihama-Mikata, JapanAlter NRG, Mihama-Mikata, JapanAlter NRG, Mihama-Mikata, JapanAlter NRG, Mihama-Mikata, Japan

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstration Plant

Location: Madison, Pennsylvania, USA
Owner: Alter NRG
Capacity: 48 tpd
Feedstock: Over 100 tested
Output & Configuration: Synthesis gas (Syngas)

Alter NRG / Westinghouse Plasma Corp. owned and operated a demonstration facility, that was located near Madison, Pennsylvania, USA. The demonstration reactor was built in 1984 and has been the home for countless gasification tests.

Our demonstration plant was a critical element for the successful completion of projects for customers and provides Alter NRG / Westinghouse Plasma another advantage over its competitors.

The gasification tests provided valuable information about syngas and slag composition that help customers make decisions about the balance of plant design. The tests also provided information necessary for customers to obtain environmental permits. Air Products conducted a series of tests at our Madison demonstration plant in support of their Tees Valley Renewable Energy Facility.

Another customer, Coskata, the owner of a technology that converts syngas to ethanol, completed two years of successful testing at our demonstration plant. Alter NRG’s Plasma Gasifier has gasified both wood waste and municipal solid waste to create syngas which Coskata subsequently converted to ethanol.

The demonstration plant included downstream gas cleaning equipment and state of the art, real-time gas composition monitoring. There were three distinct feeding systems through which almost any solid or liquid can be fed into the gasifier. Alter NRG has predictive modeling capability, which includes the balance of plant, through VMG simulation software.

Alter NRG Plasma Gasifier has gasified a wide range of feedstocks at its demonstration plant including:

    • Municipal solid waste
    • Refuse derived fuel
    • Construction and demolition waste
    • Hazardous waste, including PCB contaminated waste and harbour sediment sludge
    • Waste water sludge
    • Waste wood and clean wood chips
    • Bagasse
    • Tires
    • Auto Shredder Residue (also know as auto fluff)
    • Heavy oil
    • Incinerator ash

Alter NRG continues to refine its core plasma torch and gasification technology based on the results obtained at its demonstration plant and the experience at operating facilities.

Alter NRG, Westinghouse Plasma, Demonstration Plant, MA, USAAlter NRG, Westinghouse Plasma, Demonstration Plant, MA, USAAlter NRG, Westinghouse Plasma, Demonstration Plant, MA, USAAlter NRG, Westinghouse Plasma, Demonstration Plant, MA, USA

 

 

 

 

Alter NRG, Westinghouse Plasma, Demonstration Plant, MA, USAAlter NRG, Westinghouse Plasma, Demonstration Plant, MA, USAAlter NRG, Westinghouse Plasma, Demonstration Plant, MA, USAAlter NRG, Westinghouse Plasma, Demonstration Plant, MA, USA