Biomass Gasifier Fuels Electricity Generation, Sells Renewable Power to Grid
POTSDAM, N.Y., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — ZeroPoint Clean Tech, Inc. (ZeroPoint) today announced the completion of phase one of the field commissioning of its ZeroPoint Renewable CHP Solution(TM) at a project site in Schwarze Pumpe, Germany. The field commissioning included operation of a reciprocating gas engine fueled by synthesis gas and synchronization of the generator with the local distribution grid, securing a 20-year power purchase price. The project will expand with additional ZeroPoint biomass gasifiers and third party reciprocating gas engines.
The ZeroPoint Renewable CHP Solution(TM) features high process efficiency, lower capital cost, real time gas analysis and fully automated controls in a modular and containerized format for plug-and-play deployments worldwide. The ZeroPoint Solution produces renewable synthesis gas suitable for reciprocating engines, steam boilers, thermal applications, or for co-firing with coal, oil, or biomass. ZeroPoint technology is suitable for CHP plants ranging from 2-20MWe. In addition to the production of high-quality syngas, the ZeroPoint solution produces biochar as a co-product and is therefore a carbon negative process. Biochar is a highly stable form of sequestered carbon, with valuable agricultural and industrial uses.
ZeroPoint congratulates its partner, Blue Planet Sustainable Energy, N.V., on its successful project development that included, among other achievements, successful completion of the rigorous Technical Inspection Association (TUV) approval process for the gasifier, gas engine and balance of plant at the project site.
SOURCE ZeroPoint Clean Tech, Inc.