Thermo-Chemical Industrial Plant System for

 

Clean, Reliable,  and Cost effective

Electricity Generation


Clean electricity generation and complete thermo-chemical recycling of municipal waste


      On June 12, 2012 we received U.S. Patent # 8,197,565 disclosing our development of the advanced thermo-chemical method (TCM) and an original engineering facility of the typical TCM-MSW plant, which gasifies in a column reactor an organic part of the feed-stock in a steam atmosphere at ~17500C. The inorganic part of the decomposed feedstock is melted in the same reactor.
 
    The TCM-MSW plant completely recycles and utilizes MSW and other carbonaceous solid mixtures to simultaneously produce six commercial products:
1) a synthetic fuel gas (syngas with calorific value 3600kcal/kg) to be used either for electricity generation or conversion into liquid fuel,
 2) steam and hot water,
3) multi-metal alloy cast goods,
4) concrete filler non-metal materials,
5) vegetables or green mass, and
6) chemical salts.

 In contrast with drawbacks of usual waste-to-energy (WTE) plants, the TCM-MSW plant and its operation are associated with six groups of technical, environment, and economic advantagesThese are:

1) A 93% thermal efficiency of organic gasification, 

2) No emission of dioxins, furans, and methane pollutant gases and flying particles from gasified organic components and therefore no need for complicated filters,

3) No ash production from inorganic components and therefore no need to for ash transport and landfill,

4) Self-sustainable operation of TCM-MSW plant, which does not consume outside fuel, water, electricity, additives, and catalysts,

5) Utilization in onsite greenhouse ~95% of the CO2 emission generated by burning poisoning-gas-free syngas in a steam heater apparatus and an electro turbo-generator system, and

6) Versatility of the feedstock, which can be sorted or unsorted MSW, home, garden or medical waste, home debris, used tires, ash and accumulated waste in landfill dumps, agricultural and food production waste, schist, lean coal, pitch, used asphalt, etc. with an average calorific value >1100kcal/kg.

       In addition, TCM-MSW plants can make unnecessary the production of bio-fuel from corn and other food usable crops thereby reducing food prices.


 One typical TCM-MSW plant can annually utilize (recycle) ~100,000 tons of sorted or unsorted renewable trash producing by ~100,000 residents and day-time workers and resulting in annual generation of 150,000MW-h electricity for continuous and reliable supplying 17,250 homes at about $0.03/kW-h.This power cost is 2 – 3x less than cost of nuclear, coal, wind, IGCC, and Gas CT power and 7 – 9x less than cost of solar PV and solar thermal power.


 In contrast with all innately unprofitable incinerators and WTE plants, the super clean TCM-MSW plant is very profitable, which results in about $20MM/year pre-tax income and liberation of the municipal budget and 100,000 individual customers from their expenses for MSW processing and transportation and disposal of ash and slag.


The TCM-MSW plant shall also provide about 40 new jobs. The TCM-MSW facilities consist of common engineering equipment and onsite constructed steam heater and column reactor aggregates with the total cost of the plant about $51MM. The clean TCM-MSW plant can be located in residential areas and make a town or a city district clean and partly self-reliable for electricity, hot water, simple metal goods, building and road materials, and some vegetables.

 

 The annual U.S. market for utilization of continuously renewable MSW is $100 billion. 2000 TCM-MSW plants across the U.S.will: 

1) recycle garbage,

2) clean land and old landfills,

3) supply inexpensive electricity to 50 million US homes,

4) supply hot water to 50 million US homes,

5) reduce US consumption for power generation by natural gas, coal, and oil by ~ 20%; 

6) reduce by 15 - 20% the total U.S. GHG emissions related to power generation and garbage processing, 

7) annually bring TCM-WTE owners of 2000 plants $40 billion pretax profit, and

8) annually liberate municipal budgets of 2000 towns and districts on $50 billion. 

    

We invite licensees, government sponsors, and private investors and partners who are  interested in our patent-protected and in-lab prototyped innovative technologies and advanced products that will make much more profitable and cleaner power generation, transmission and end-use.Please Contact us