September 3, 2008

Unique Gasifier Gives University Clean Power

A DEESIDE based company is to help a university produce clean energy from unwanted waste.

The University of East Anglia has chosen a Refgas system to provide combined heat and power to the university campus.

The system, to be delivered early next year, will reduce the university's carbon emissions ratings by a third.

Refgas, which is based at Engineer Park, Sandycroft, has developed and patented a unique renewable energy technology.

Its gasifier takes in unrecyclable waste which would otherwise go to landfill and gasifies it to produce syngas, in turn powering an electrical generator.

The firm believes its technology can help Wales - and clients further afield - meet tough targets on greenhouse gases as well as commercial waste sent to landfill.

Refgas chairman George Willacy said: "Our patented advanced gasifier produces clean energy from a range of biomass, gasifying it to produce syngas which powers an electrical generator.

"Easily incorporated in unobtrusive sites, the gasifier is a cost- effective source of local sustainable power.

"We are delighted to be working with the University of East Anglia as their corporate plan is to be an exemplary 'low carbon campus'."

Refgas has received backing from the Welsh Assembly Government to develop its systems.

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