Kloczew, Friday August 10, 2012
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.
Over a century later the PowerCan® 200 offers a profitable turnkey Waste to Energy tire solution and one which actually has a positive environmental impact. With PowerCan® 200 it is possible to make many types of waste extinct and thanks to the development of the cold “Plasma” technologies incorporated into its gas cleaner or reformer one which demonstrate surprisingly low energy consumption. By reforming dirty producer “Syngases” effectively at temperatures far lower than traditional Plasma technologies, PowerCan® 200 has significantly reduced the parasitic energy in its operating system. With PE consumption <5% of the gross energy produced [and none of the net specified energy] the PowerCan® 200 has an excellent conversion rate. It’s energy savings in devices like the PowerCan® 200 which already changed the course of WtE technology “its heading towards small displaced energy generation at the source of the waste” Says Steve Walker.
PowerCan® 200 can be a highly profitable stand alone system a system focused on cleaning gas rather than zapping toxic waste” Says SOLIDEA Group’s Steve Walker “Plasma WtE Solutions consume a lot if energy, even on a good day large installations often use more energy than they produce; that’s why Plasma Arc has been replaced by a newer far more efficient and reliable technology”
PowerCan® 200 is a micro power pack when it is considered next to almost any other power station it was designed to provide local solutions, and at the source of the waste. PowerCan® 200 program will roll out many PowerCan® 200kWe units as it goes into mass production after March 2013. The “In-A-Can” solutions for making caches of used car tires is already a big hit in Africa with many other planned joint ventures around the world especially in the Middle East.
PowerCan® 200 TDF business model for Palestine advocates the tires are left at the forecourt and the buyers deposit is returned. The tires are shredded to reduce bulk and made ready for collection. A central Crumb Station reduces the tire shreds to small crumb and mat, the steel is recovered and recycled the crumb is then returned to the gas station as feedstock for PowerCan® 200 Feedstock. PowerCan® 200 operators are running mobile shredding rigs in tandem to reduce historic caches and to ensure a good supply of feedstock for many years.
PowerCan® 200 is connected to the grid at the gas station where a connection is already established to run the forecourt and retail operation. TDF produces Syngas at the gas station which is fed into a gas genset which in turn produces electricity and heat. PowerCan® 200 can provide gas or it can be tapped as Syndiesel and readily mixed with normal diesel. PowerCan® 200 then is an adaptable solution and can be relied on to run on many different feedstock even consuming all local waste.
PowerCan® 200 is an ideal gas station partner as practically all gas stations already have a 200kW connection on site, PowerCan® 200 offer gas station operators several opportunities to produce all their own energy and even subsidize their fuel supply, being movable PowerCan® 200 systems can readily be relocated on operators alternative sites
World Bank ranks Poland no 34 globally for car ownership, more than 500 vehicles for every 1000 population and with an indigenous population of over 38 million people a lot of tires are discarded every year. There is an estimated 140 million tires in landfills tire caches are strewn around the Polish countryside in forests, fields and in ditches, its estimated that over 126 thousand tons of crumb rubber feedstock is already discarded in Poland.
SOLIDEA WtE program can processes vehicle tires for economic gain, PowerCan® 200 makes tires extinct for outright environmental benefit through 100% gasification. The Syngas TDF being produced and tested on the PowerCan® 200 test ramp in Gdansk this winter, converted from local crumb rubber, demonstrates very low emissions, far cleaner than any current LPG or Propane technology.
Gasification converts feedstock to Carbon Monoxide [CO] and Hydrogen [H2] there are no emissions in the gasification process there is no further environmental impact.
On the other hand technology such as Pyrolysis and Incineration converts feedstock into Carbon Dioxide [CO2] and water [H2O] which are released into the atmosphere by smoke and steam. These technologies were one of the reason why landfill became the norm after the 1960’s
Gasification and the production of Syngas and Syndiesel is nothing new but developing new technologies around Gas Reform Scrubbers has made it very economical, and with huge caches of used tires all over our planet and a never ending hunger for energy, the PowerCan® 200 systems certainly have many Goodyears ahead.
July 1 2015 Gdansk
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
SOLIDEA, 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
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