Advanced Plasma Power (APP) has initiated the construction of a commercial demonstration plant in Swindon which will commence operations early next year. The plant will process 10,000 tonnes per annum of refuse derived fuel (RDF) and waste wood to produce 22 GWh per annum of grid quality BioSNG, enough to heat 1,500 homes or fuel 75 heavy goods vehicles. This is also an important development for the Enhanced Landfill Mining concept where, amongst others, RDF derived from landfilled waste can be converted, through a two-stage plasma gasification process, into plasmarock (for building materials) and syngas for further conversion into hydrogen or methane (as is the case in APP’s new demonstration plant). Rolf Stein, CEO for APP, wrote the following blog piece, which is a good read for researchers active in the ELFM domain. (ptj, 14-7-2017)

 

The BioSNG story (Rolf Stein, CEO APP)

Watch this great new film from Cadent which provides an overview of the potential for bio-substitute natural gas (BioSNG) and the cutting edge work we have been doing together in this area.

http://gogreengas.com/uncategorized/video-worlds-first-commercially-operating-biosng-facility/

Having successfully concluded our pilot plant work (close out report can be found here: http://gogreengas.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/BioSNG-170223-1-Project-Close-Out-Report.pdf) we are now well into the construction of our commercial demonstration plant in Swindon which will commence operations early next year. The plant will process 10,000 tonnes per annum of refuse derived fuel and waste wood to produce 22GWh per annum of grid quality BioSNG, enough to heat 1,500 homes or fuel 75 heavy goods vehicles.

The project is being carried out by Advanced Plasma Power, Cadent (formerly National Grid Gas Distribution), and Progressive Energy.