A sustainable waste management solution

We turn waste into value. How is our process unique

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Our Technology

Plasco employs a patented process that efficiently recycles heat from the process to gasify the waste and then uses the unique characteristics of plasma to refine the gaseous product into a clean, consistent syngas.

 
 

Green Power

Plasco Syngas

The Plasco GPRS is compact and sealed with no air emissions during the conversion of waste to synthetic gas. One tonne of waste on average produces syngas with energy equivalent to 250m³ of natural gas. About 60% of this energy is biogenic, reducing CO²ᵉ in power produced.

The Plasco ICARS converts the waste to water, slag and an energetic raw syngas that has no tars but still contains particulate matter and other chemicals that were in the original waste stream. The GQCS cleans and conditions the gas by removing chemicals, moisture and heat so that the syngas is ready for use in generating clean power.

Traditionally the waste disposal industry employed incineration for the purpose of reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. To improve economics and gain some sort of public acceptance the heat and carbon released from the waste was used in a steam boiler to recover a small fraction of the energy from the process. Today advanced waste conversion technologies convert up to 28% of the energy in waste by adding to the facility a steam turbine. Power output usually ranges from 10MW to 30MH per facility.

Plasco went a step further and creates through the GPRS conversion process a syngas that can fuel a reciprocating engine in combined cycle mode. Conversion of the energy in the waste increases to 42%. This still requires the facility have a power block built and the output ranges from 15MW to 50MW, an improvement over traditional methods of coaxing power of an EfW plant.

Today the most cost efficient, capital efficient and energy efficient process is to supply the syngas from the conversion process to an existing Gas Turbine facility. The Plasco GPRS is the only technology in existence today that can produce a syngas from waste and co-fuel a gas turbine. Conversion of the energy in the waste depending on the turbine model will be greater than 52% in combined cycle mode. The GPRS owner does not need to invest in an expensive small power block or incur the operating expense of the power block. Simply sell the syngas to the CCGT plant.

Co-Fuel with Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) Power Plant

By locating within a close proximity of an existing CCGT plant syngas can be delivered directly to the turbine from the GPRS. No air emissions arise except for exhaust from the turbine when the syngas is burned along with natural gas. Emission quality from the syngas is as clean as from natural gas and greenhouse gas footprint is improved.

Plasco is pleased to work with the CCGT owner/operator to determine the amount of syngas that can be used to co-fuel the turbine. The portion of total energy from syngas is specific to each model of turbine. Certain models can accept 100% of fuel from the GPRS syngas. Our syngas can be blended with either natural gas turbines or diesel turbines. Plasco has relationships with turbine manufactures who will confirm the Plasco syngas will not:

  • Affect turbine manufacturer’s warranty
  • Operating efficiency
  • Maintenance costs

Traditional Power Block – IC Engines

Plasco GPRS syngas meets the conditions to operate Jenbacher engines. Incorporating a power block into the facility can generate additional income through the sale of power. There is no emission to atmosphere in producing the syngas, only when run through the engines are emissions released through the engine manifold.