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Energy Works Super-Awesome Gasification Diagram
The operation can be separated into three key processes; fuel receipt, handling and storage, thermal treatment and steam/water and electricity production.

In addition to the process equipment, a number of essential complementary facilities shall be constructed such as, an administration block, control room, workshop and stores.
Feedstock will arrive at the site prepared to a specification suitable for the gasifier with only a final screening and blending carried out on site.
The gasifier feed hoppers provide a controlled flow rate of fuel across the gasifier fluidised bed which is heated to over 700°C creating syngas from the hydrocarbon content of the fuel. The syngas is sampled to ensure compliance with the Renewable Obligation Order. With the addition of air the syngas is combusted in the upper stage of the chamber to produce hot gas which is used to raise steam.
Superheated steam is fed from the boiler into a high efficiency steam turbine generator set. The plant comfortably qualifies as a Recovery Facility under the Waste Framework Directive. A small proportion of the power produced by the turbine is used to drive the plant. The plant includes suitable turbine bypass and island modes of operation to mitigate problems in case of boiler downtime or loss of grid connection.
Gasification diagram

Highly conditioned feedstock complements recycling rates & minimises amount of fossil-derived materials.

Lower emissions are gained through:
  • Lower operational temperatures
  • Uniform bed temperature (no hot and cold spots)

Advancement of R&D in Gasification technology
Anaerobic Digestion diagram
Anaerobic Digestion
  • 40,000 tonnes of source segregated material currently destined for lower technology destinations
  • Proven technology recovering energy
  • Can process high moisture, organic material
  • Valuable outputs – Gas/RHI revenues
  • Aligned with National & EU policy
  • Lower emissions
  • Carbon neutral process