Frequently Asked Questions
What is the energy efficiency of gasification compared to conventional transformation processes?
The advantage of the gasification process is its ability to release as much energy as possible from waste. Compared to landfill gas capture (where installations capture methane emissions from landfills and burn gas for energy purposes), the power produced in the gasification process is many times greater and much more efficient, generating compensation revenues.
What are the operational benefits for the environment from WtE gasification?
The operation of the WtE gasification installation avoids the release of methane, which is otherwise emitted during the decomposition of waste at landfills. Gasification also eliminates the crowding out of CO2 emitted during the production of electricity from fossil fuels such as coal.
What are the advantages of a WTE gasification installation compared to combustion?
Gasification is an environmentally friendly and effective way of producing synthesis gas (steam) and steam for generating electricity and other forms of energy. Gasification reduces greenhouse gas emissions and eliminates the need for landfilling. Standard incineration creates slag and fly ash (coke breeze), which is considered hazardous waste, requiring additional treatment or disposal at special landfills. The high gasification temperature transforms the material into molten slag, which, after cooling, can be used as a construction-free aggregate and road subsoil material.
What are the advantages of WTE installations compared to landfills?
Gasification installations can indeed contribute to improving the quality of land by eliminating landfills. The content of landfills for reclamation is used as a raw material for energy production. Compared to landfill sites, the WTE gasification facility has a much smaller carbon footprint, and the phenomenon of emissions of harmful substances into the air is virtually eliminated. They also eliminate the release of methane that would otherwise be emitted during the decomposition of waste in landfills.
What kind of information can you expect from the initial tests?
We can expect to obtain useful information, such as:
- Alternative technologies and systems
- Profitability over time
- Continuous improvement and quality guarantee
- Overall Risk Assessment
- SWOT analysis (analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the company)
INSTALLATION SIZE and PERFORMANCE
- Net installation power
- Total energy efficiency
- System Performance%
- Object and tool engineering
- Logistic requirements
- Biochar (Carbonizate)
ANALYSIS OF COSTS AND BENEFITS
- Total Capital Expenditure
- Operation costs
- (Fuel, staff, space lease, unexpected expenses, financial costs, insurance and other costs)
- Income stream
- Profit before interest and taxes are deducted
- Profit after taxes
- Financial ratios
- Return on investment%
- Internal rate of return%