Renewable Electricity By Converting Waste To Energy

Solar Turbines can help your business with renewable electricity by converting waste to energy. Synthetic gas, or Syngas, consists primarily of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. Syngas is usually the product of gasification of coal, biomass or Municipal Solid Waste (MSW).

Solar offers high Hydrogen and high CO gas turbines packages that provide 100% renewable electricity, which can be produced out of woody biomass gasification to energy. MSW gasification to power is considered partially renewable in some regions depending on the amount of biogenic in the waste. This service can provide sustainable energy for district heating and hospitals.

Additionally, customers can benefit from Gas Turbine Combined Cycle (GTCC) for high efficiency carbon neutral electrical generation from biomass, or combined heat and power (CHP) applications producing carbon neutral steam.

Solar offers high Hydrogen and high CO gas turbines packages that provide 100% renewable electricity

Reasons for Biogas

  • Gas turbines are more suitable to burn biogas compared to Engines (better durability and reliability).
  • Biogas is usually cheaper than pipeline gas (better project economics).
  • Biogas can be available in locations where pipeline gas in not available (GO/NO-GO criteria).
  • Burning biogas to produce electricity and heat is considered CO2 neutral (Environment).

Biogas applications suitable for GT

  • Landfill.
  • Agricultural waste (corn, tapioca, palm…).
  • Animal waste.
  • Municipal organic waste and waste water treatment plants.
  • Pulp and paper/wood waste.

Solar global experience with biogas

Digester Gas 33 Units
Landfill Gas 111 Units
Organic Derived Syngases 6 Units

Optimal size for Gas Turbine project with biogas

  • Power required: 3.5 to 8 MWe (C40 to T70).
  • Heat required (steam, hot water, Thermal oil, chilled water…): 2 times the electrical power required.

Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information.