23 July 2014 Click to go to Quote Request
Fuel Cells Africa

             

 











 


Tetronics International is a global leader in the supply of Direct Current Plasma Arc systems for a wide range of applications including Waste Recovery, Hazardous Waste Treatment, Metal Recovery and Production Processes. Tetronics' capabilities encompass everything from initial testing of the process material, through design, supply and onsite installation and on-going support of full commercial plants.

Advanced Plasma Power Limited (APP) is the world leader in waste to energy and advanced fuels technology.  APP is revolutionising the way in which we treat waste sustainably by maximising the value from it as a source of materials and energy while minimising the impact of waste on the environment.  APP has developed the Gasplasma® process, a clean, modular and scalable advanced waste to energy and fuels technology which delivers high efficiencies whilst minimising visual and environmental impact.The Gasplasma® process is an innovative combination of two well-established technologies – gasification and plasma treatment, both of which have decades of proven commercial operation.APP’s Gasplasma® technology converts waste and/or the outputs from any waste gasification process efficiently and economically into two products:
1. A clean, hydrogen-rich synthesis gas (syngas), which can be used to generate electricity directly in gas engines, turbines or fuel cells and can also be converted into substitute natural gas, hydrogen or liquid fuels;
2. An inert product (Plasmarok®) that has applications as a high value construction material. The Technology is Patented Internationally!



The excess electricity capacity which once characterised South Africa’s energy profile has come to an end! The country now urgently needs to invest in new capacity and new ideas. Africa’s challenge is that it inhabits 12% of the world’s population, but only produces 2% of the world’s electricity!
What is Biomass Gasification?
Biomass Gasification is a conversion of solid fuel (wood, wood waste, agricultural residues etc.) into a combustible Gas mixture commonly known as Producer Gas.
•Gasification is a Chemical Reaction where various complex physical and chemical processes take place. Biomass gets dried, heated, pyrolysed, partially oxidized and reduced as it flows through the Gasifier.
•    Four distinct processes take place:-
1.Drying
2.Pyrolysis
3.Combustion
4.Reduction
Although there is considerable overlap, each Process can be considered to be occupying a separate zone, in which fundamentally different chemical and thermal reactions take place. The fuel must pass through all of these zones to be completely converted to Tar Free Producer Gas.

 

The excess electricity capacity which once characterised South Africa’s energy profile has come to an end! The country now urgently needs to invest in new capacity and new ideas. Africa’s challenge is that it inhabits 12% of the world’s population, but only produces 2% of the world’s electricity!


Eskom "Donation Plant"

03 May 2014

The IDC have approved the Project Funding, now the work begins!

We will have a weekly Progress update Report on this page as to let all know what is actually happening on site!