PowerCan®200 – “A Big Bite Out Of The Pellet Makers Bark”

Suwałki, 11 December 2013

White Pellets

As winter supply meets stronger than expected demand in Austria, Italy and Germany for “White Pellets” Poland’s eager Forest and Lumber industry is keen to meet the shortfall. But is it really worth the effort long term? The current consumer demand often means sourcing “White Pellets” over huge distances incurring much transport costs and embedding more CO2 than could ever help the environment and what becomes of all of the bark and other waste discarded in the process?

What Are White Pellets And Why Are They So Expensive?

White Pellets are made of the materials of the cream of the lumber industry, they are free from leaves, bark or and even knots. The domestic heating markets in Italy, Austria and Germany consume more than 90% of all White Pellets produced. White Pellets are 6mm in diameter and are sized between 15mm and 30mm, they are supplied in perforated plastic bags of 10-15 kg each. White Pellets are manufactured from Pine Trees but some leaf trees are also used to make these pellets. Continue reading

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PowerCan® 200 and the Weapons of Mass Destruction

Warsaw 16 October 2013

US Military Mustard Gas Cannisters Dumped at Sea 1963

Syria’s chemical weapons program which were first developed in the 1970′s finally took a turn in the right direction this month with agreement to eliminate more than 1000 tons of chemical weapons in Syria by mid 2014. But what will happen to these weapons? How will Syria’s weapons of mass destruction be safely and securely removed from Syria to facilities where they can be made extinct and with little impact to the environment?

“PowerCan® 200 Technology 3 “the Glidarc” is an important part of the DAVINCH technology which already made a significant contribution to the destruction of Red and Green Chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction. The Glidarc reforms gas breaking down complicated producer gases into the basic chemical building blocks”

Syrias Chemical Weapons

WMD’s or WoMD’s [Weapons of Mass Destruction] are biological or nuclear weapons which are consistent in their ability to kill many humans at one exchange, whilst simultaneously creating significant damage to the environment. According to French Intelligence more than 1000 tons of chemical WMD’s are stored inside Syria. Continue reading

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Energy & Data On The Move

IBM Data CentreBoth Energy Plants and Data Centres are on the move, trends and economic realities rapidly shape new emerging energy and data processing industries. The fact is energy production and data centre operations need to relocate or “disperse” their businesses and infrastructure to meet current demands and the demands of the foreseeable future.

“Energy producers and Data Centre operators face fresh new challenges, but new synergies are emerging – these are real game changers”.    

PowerCan® 200 is a modular small scale gasification plant; wood-chip, biomass or cellulose feedstock is automatically fed into a vessel which produces synthesis gas without emission. The synthesis gas [Syngas] is then burned in a CHP unit to produce 200kW of energy 24 hours a day. Unlike other renewable energy sources the PowerCan® 200 works in all weathers day and night and almost anywhere. Continue reading

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Why Wood-Chip?

PowerCan®200 uses wood-chipThe PowerCan® 200 has been developed with wood-chip as its basic feedstock, as this article explains, no other feedstock compares in availability and value. No other feedstock has a greater positive impact on the environment and in the fight to reduce CO₂ emissions than wood-chip. Wood-chip is available because of sustainable forestry practices, common sense and through proper conservation of our forests

“With wood-chip as a consistent material in its feedstock PowerCan® 200 is capable of gasifying a wide variety of seasonal waste cocktails, MSW fiber as well as many other wastes and bi-products which can be bulk handled to produce electricity, heat and transport fuels locally.” Continue reading

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Innovating The PowerCan® 200

Warsaw March 18, 2013

Gassifier No.1

Small Gasification is a process which converts organic carbonaceous materials or biomass into carbon monoxidehydrogen and carbon dioxide. Generally gasification is reacted in a  controlled vacuum starved of oxygen and so that no combustion occurs.  At temperatures higher than 700°C, and without combustion in a controlled amount of oxygen syngas (from synthesis gas or synthetic gas) is created from the producer gas. The process is without a smoke stack and there are no emissions as the syngas conversion is produced in a vacuum. Syngas is an ideal fuel for CHP [Combined Heat and Power Units] derived from the gasification of renewable energy and a great way of reducing CO₂

 

The PowerCan® 200 2013-2016 Research and Development Program takes the PowerCan® 200 to the commercial mass production level,. PowerCan® 200 team will develop a global product an off the shelf energy solution with almost endless opportunities to make waste extinct locally, end landfill, reduce CO₂ and produce clean energy and one day even cleaner transport fuels. Continue reading

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Dr. Albin Czernichowski On GlidArc Technology

Our Professor Albin Czernichowski, is a key member of the PowerCan® 200 team the inventor of the Gliding Arc [GlidArc] PowerCan® 200 Gas Reform Process. Albin is Polish he is a Professor with the University of Orleans, France, Professor Albin presented two papers on different aspects of GlidArc at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in San Francisco.

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Buildings Don’t Need To Breathe Only People Do!

Warsaw 14 February, 2013

Campus OneCommercial buildings which do not achieve Air Tightness often waste 20% to 40% of the total energy that they consume. When the building envelope is not tight energy is simply lost to the outside. Defective roof lights, smoke hatches and curtain walls, a result of poor design, defective construction, or incomplete maintenance is widespread. “We waste so much energy for no good reason” says SOLIDEA’s Steve Walker  ”Air Tightness is the big ticket cost in retail, commercial offices and hotels, and it has nothing to do with the level of Insulation installed” Continue reading

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SOLIDEA’s EVE® and the Book of Building Benchmark’s 2013 Retail Shopping Centres

Vienna, January 2013

Retail Shopping Centre Owners firmly focus on their REP benchmarks as Retailers continue to tighten their belts in 2013.

During 2013 Retail Energy Performance [REP] will be as critical to the Retail Centre Manager as it is to the Retailer. SOLIDEA collates REP data through its EVE® program

 

SOLIDEA Book of Building Benchmarks 2013 lists an energy efficient Retail Centre consuming less than 200kWh/m2/year with a sustainable “Energy Road Map” that demonstrates to reduce the net energy consumption by 20% to year 2020. Continue reading

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Energy Windfalls

Warsaw, Poland 31 October 2012

Every year thousands of tons of leaves need to be swept up and disposed of by district and local park authorities. It’s a costly but necessary business because leaves block drains, paths and roads. Unswept leaves spoil parks, and avenues. But the gasification of leaves reduces public costs and can create much employment. As a source of renewable energy feedstock Autumns Windfalls for the community is truly value added commodity Continue reading

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Green Coffee Grinds Feedstock

Gothenburg September 29, 2012

There is not an industry more focussed on being green than the Coffeehouse business right now. On the high street its all about green credibility. There is much debate about in store waste and renewable coffee cups, not to mention what to do with the spent beans or “grinds” as they are called in the trade. When the SOLIDEA Group EVE® team were asked to look at how renewable energy might best impact the Coffee business we came up with a few surprises.

The SOLIDEA EVE® [Energy Value Engineering] team review business premises and industry segments to introduce renewable energy solutions to save energy, save money and add value. SOLIDEA’s clients want to be the World’s first Zero Net Energy Coffee House Operators. Continue reading

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