Category Archives: Oil and Gas

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

Why Gasification Of Plastics Is Nonsense?

Wroclaw, 26 February 2014

Filament Plastic For 3D Printing

Even before the advent of the 3D printer and more than 30 years ago Poland had several plants which evaporated plastics and to ensure their reuse as fuel additives. Today as the first affordable 3D printers become readily available and set to change the way we manufacture to Cottage Industry, suddenly waste plastics have a surprisingly high potential value as “Filament” with the ability to remaining in the value chain being profitably recycled into something else.

Poland And The History of Soft Plastics For Fuel Recycling

Poland’s organic chemists have quite a history of creating breakthrough technology in the fuel, plasma and related sciences. Many synthetic fuels have been developed in Poland or through Polish innovation which originated in Poland. Polish scientists in the 1980’s demonstrated why landfill, burning and even gasification of plastics was nonsense. 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