Category Archives: Off Grid

New PowerCan Hand Over at the Polish Ship Yards

July 1 2015 Gdansk

New PowerCan SOLIDEA Group PowerCan team have handed over the New PowerCan at the SOLIDEA RUMIA Gas Motorworks in the Gdansk Ship Yards in Poland.

The New PowerCan [right] seen here with the PowerCan 200 [left] is an Updraft Gasifier. “Whilst it comes as some surprise to the Industry Up draft Gasification provides more benefit to the development of the industry than Down draft Gasification” says SOLIDEA Groups Steve Walker. “Since we cured the tar problem with our GATO [GlidArc Tar Oxidizer] we needed to go a stage further and reduce the particulates. Since Updraft is more tolerant of lesser feedstock it was time to change   

 

Turning The Gasification Industry On Its Head

Down draft technology has dominated the gasification industry since after the second world war and most project developers have carried on with the development of Down draft since. Not surprising, since Down draft gasification is most notable for lower tars and as it has been tars that have dogged the gasification industry for decades. Continue reading

PowerCan 200 takes 4th place in National GEKON Competition

Gas Flare 1SOLIDEA, sp. z o.o. PowerCan200 Team has won a major national award for its environmental innovation. More than 400 candidates from some of Poland’s largest power and engineering companies competed to fund development of their new technologies under GEKON financial sponsorship, with full Polish government support.  Good news for PowerCan clients

The production of the new PowerCan starts immediately

PowerCan200 was placed 4th in the GEKON Program and one of the 24 companies of 400 professional applicants who will receive sponsorship (by the National Center for Research and Development, NCBiR, and the National Fund for Environmental Protection, NFOS).

The PowerCan200 converts wood chip and forest waste into synthesis gas. The PowerCan powers a stationary MAN Gas Engine and Combined Heat and Power unit. Since PowerCan200 can produce energy locally on or off grid and given recent events in Ukraine it can yet demonstrate to be well timed and hugely successful in this region. Continue reading

Introducing The PowerCan®200 All Organic Hydrogen Battery

Warsaw 28 February 2014

Organic Battery 2You could be forgiven for thinking that the Organic Hydrogen Battery here on the left is a glass plant pot filled with wood-chips because that’s exactly what it is. With an Energy Industry desperate to find effective renewable means to store and distribute energy the SOLIDEA Group energy team has been focusing on some low hanging fruits of its own invention. The PowerCan®200 produces hydrogen on demand from stored renewable wood-chip. It is an all organic low maintenance battery without heavy metal

Wood-Chip To Hydrogen Synthesis Gas [Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen Syngas]

Converting wood-chip to hydrogen is a simple and well known process, a down draft gasifier such as the regular PowerCan®200 set up happily gasifies wood-chip in its reactor at temperatures over 500 degrees Celsius 24 hours a day. No smoke stack exists because nothing is burned there are then no gas emissions in the wood-chip to producer gas conversion process. Continue reading

PowerCan®200 Fracking With Poland’s Shale Play

London, 27 January 2014

Injecting fracking fluids

Some of Europe’s biggest energy stories for 2014 will be centred around Poland, the UK and the shale gas business. Poland’s Lewino wells are set to become the first commercial shale play in Europe. As the Levino site produced nearly 1700 m³ of shale gas a day a permanent horizontal well is already planned for July 2014, it will mark the start for Poland’s shale industry and potentially bringing a new prosperity for the region

Poland’s Potential New Prosperity

All energy costs energy and resources to produce. For the purpose of extracting shale gas hydrocarbons are spent at the wellhead for fracking from the consumption of Diesel fuels. One fracking operations typically consumes 5 million gallons of groundwater [approximately 19,000 Cubic Metres of Water]. As Diesel fuel consumption in Poland needs to be imported as much of one third of the wealth produced in Poland’s Shale Fields will be exported. As Poland is fast becoming a dry country the cost of groundwater used for fracking has long since become a major issue for the Polish Environmental lobby. Continue reading

Energy & Data On The Move

IBM Data CentreBoth Energy Plants and Data Centres are on the move, trends and economic realities rapidly shape new emerging energy and data processing industries. The fact is energy production and data centre operations need to relocate or “disperse” their businesses and infrastructure to meet current demands and the demands of the foreseeable future.

“Energy producers and Data Centre operators face fresh new challenges, but new synergies are emerging – these are real game changers”.    

PowerCan® 200 is a modular small scale gasification plant; wood-chip, biomass or cellulose feedstock is automatically fed into a vessel which produces synthesis gas without emission. The synthesis gas [Syngas] is then burned in a CHP unit to produce 200kW of energy 24 hours a day. Unlike other renewable energy sources the PowerCan® 200 works in all weathers day and night and almost anywhere. Continue reading

Why Wood-Chip?

PowerCan®200 uses wood-chipThe PowerCan® 200 has been developed with wood-chip as its basic feedstock, as this article explains, no other feedstock compares in availability and value. No other feedstock has a greater positive impact on the environment and in the fight to reduce CO₂ emissions than wood-chip. Wood-chip is available because of sustainable forestry practices, common sense and through proper conservation of our forests

“With wood-chip as a consistent material in its feedstock PowerCan® 200 is capable of gasifying a wide variety of seasonal waste cocktails, MSW fiber as well as many other wastes and bi-products which can be bulk handled to produce electricity, heat and transport fuels locally.” Continue reading

Innovating The PowerCan® 200

Warsaw March 18, 2013

Gassifier No.1

Small Gasification is a process which converts organic carbonaceous materials or biomass into carbon monoxidehydrogen and carbon dioxide. Generally gasification is reacted in a  controlled vacuum starved of oxygen and so that no combustion occurs.  At temperatures higher than 700°C, and without combustion in a controlled amount of oxygen syngas (from synthesis gas or synthetic gas) is created from the producer gas. The process is without a smoke stack and there are no emissions as the syngas conversion is produced in a vacuum. Syngas is an ideal fuel for CHP [Combined Heat and Power Units] derived from the gasification of renewable energy and a great way of reducing CO₂

 

The PowerCan® 200 2013-2016 Research and Development Program takes the PowerCan® 200 to the commercial mass production level,. PowerCan® 200 team will develop a global product an off the shelf energy solution with almost endless opportunities to make waste extinct locally, end landfill, reduce CO₂ and produce clean energy and one day even cleaner transport fuels. Continue reading

Dr. Albin Czernichowski On GlidArc Technology

Our Professor Albin Czernichowski, is a key member of the PowerCan® 200 team the inventor of the Gliding Arc [GlidArc] PowerCan® 200 Gas Reform Process. Albin is Polish he is a Professor with the University of Orleans, France, Professor Albin presented two papers on different aspects of GlidArc at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in San Francisco.

 

Autumn’s Energy Windfalls

Warsaw, Poland 31 October 2012

Every year thousands of tons of leaves need to be swept up and disposed of by district and local park authorities. It’s a costly but necessary business because leaves block drains, paths and roads. Unswept leaves spoil parks, and avenues. But the gasification of leaves reduces public costs and can create much employment. As a source of renewable energy feedstock Autumns Windfalls for the community is truly value added commodity Continue reading

More Goodyear’s Ahead Of PowerCan® 200

Kloczew, Friday August 10, 2012

PowerCan® 200 systems can be used to convert used tires into “Syngas” to produce electricity and heat, the gasification process is without emissions, there is no smoke, no VOC’s and no steam.

John Boyd Dunlop first invented the rubber tire so his son could ride his bike more comfortably in the streets of Belfast in 1887 and it wasn’t until 1898 some forty years after Charles Goodyears death that Frank Seiberling patented the vulcanized rubber tire and founded the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in memory of Charles Goodyear. Continue reading