Alter NRG Corp. announces the Westinghouse Plasma Centre is delivering clean syngas to Coskata's ethanol facility
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Coskata's proprietary process was analyzed by Argonne National Laboratory, who found that every unit of fossil energy used, in turn generated up to 7.7 times the amount of energy which is significantly better than the current ethanol industry. It was also found that it reduces CO(2) emissions by up to 96 percent compared with a well-to-wheel analysis of gasoline. The feedstock-flexible process utilizes non- food biomass, thereby providing an opportunity to produce fuel-grade ethanol in greater quantities and at a lower cost point than that produced from food-based sources (corn, sugar, etc.).
Project Lighthouse is located at the Westinghouse Plasma gasification facility in Madison, Pennsylvania. Westinghouse Plasma is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alter NRG. The Westinghouse Plasma gasification system converts non-food biomass in its existing gasification reactor to provide clean, cool, pressurized syngas. The syngas is the energy source of Coskata's FlexEthanol conversion process. This approximate
According to President and CEO of Alter NRG
The gasification section of the demonstration plant has been modified to produce clean, tar free, synthetic gas tailored for the Coskata process. The syngas produced from biomass is expected to be suitable for other energy production processes, such as the production of power from a gas turbine.
"Working alongside Alter NRG has allowed us to showcase the successful scale-up and commercial viability of our process" stated CEO of Coskata
Coskata has also engaged Alter NRG for engineering services on their first commercial facility which is expected to be a 50 to 60 million gallon per year ethanol facility. Alter NRG expects this facility to generate approximately
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Alter NRG is pursuing alternative energy solutions to meet the growing demand for environmentally responsible energy in world markets. The Company's vision is to commercialize growth technologies through environmentally sustainable and economically viable alternative energy projects. The Company's objectives are twofold; First, is to further commercialize the Westinghouse Plasma Gasification Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary, to provide renewable and clean energy solutions from a wide variety of feedstocks, and providing a wide variety of energy outputs - including liquid fuels like ethanol, power, and syngas; Second, to capitalize on the rapidly growing geoexchange residential and commercial heating and cooling market through a wholly owned subsidiary CleanEnergy that enables consumers to reduce their carbon footprint and reduce the cost and volatility of energy bills using the energy from the earth.
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