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A New Twist on Gasification – Biomass Magazine August 4 - 6 2010
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When Douglas Goodale, bioenergy project manager and principal investigator for the State University of New York at Cobleskill (SUNY Cobleskill) discusses his upcoming research project, he beams proudly, clearly illustrating that he believes it will represent a breakthrough in gasification systems and waste-to-energy technology. His enthusiasm is directed toward a rotary kiln gasifier developed and owned by Chicago-based W2E and en route to a new lab facility established for such research at SUNY Cobleskill.
W2E Technology Demonstration Facility [January - March 2010]
SUNY Cobleskill and W2E have embarked upon an educational and intellectual endeavor to promote and foster the use of agricultural wastes to supplant the energy needs of the United States in general and specifically for the US Department of Defense and US Department of Energy. 
Launch of W2E Cochin Project by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam   Launch of W2E Cochin Project by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

A prototype / demonstration facility that uses the W2E Waste to Energy gasification technology has been setup by SUNY Cobleskill.  This demonstration system is capable of handling a variety of feed material for gasification. Tests have been conducted with feed material such as Wood, Baggasse, Hay, and Animal Manure. Initially, a detailed heat and mass balance was prepared, which was used to predict and evaluate the performance of the system. The testing procedure included operation of the system, analysis of feed material, analysis of syngas and analysis of discharges from the system. The tests also used a variety of oxidant media which assist in conversion and thermal efficiency of the system at different operating conditions. This testing of different feed material also helped in scaling up the system for larger commercial applications.
The tests conducted confirm that this system can be utilized for energy recovery from a variety of agricultural wastes. Emissions from the W2E process were well within regulatory agency limits.  The efficiency of the W2E gasification system is higher than incineration while avoiding dioxin forming tars and other pollutants.

SUNY Cobleskill and W2E continue to cooperate on developing this waste to energy technology to assist the Department of Defense and Department of Energy in its goal to reduce the nation’s dependence of fossil fuels.

The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill is an accredited, polytechnic, residential college with more than 50 academic programs. SUNY Cobleskill's mission is to provide superior educational experiences supported by technology. More information about SUNY Cobleskill is at http://www.cobleskill.edu/

W2E is a solutions-oriented organization created by entrepreneurs in the US and Asia. W2E Team members are skilled in renewable energy technology development, from small-scale research through full commercial deployment, including facility operation and facility business management. More information about W2E is at http://www.w2eusa.com/

Launch of W2E Cochin Project
The first W2E project in India was officially launched in Cochin, Kerala, India on February 4th, 2008. As part of its 150th year celebrations, the Cochin Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in its continuous efforts to demonstrate the collective corporate social responsibility (CSR) of the city’s business community, has embarked on an innovative solution in the COCHIN WASTE 2 ENERGY PROJECT.

Together with technical experts – Biomass Energy Systems Inc. (Sister concern of W2E Ventures Inc) the Cochin Chamber of Commerce & Industry established Cochin Waste 2 Energy Pvt. Ltd. – Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) ) that is an initiative towards a clean and healthy future. The facility, located at Willingdon Island in Cochin, is scheduled to go online in November 2008 and will provide over 1 Mega Watt of electricity to the community while gasifying over 25 tons of waste per day that would otherwise have ended in a landfill or incinerated.

The former president of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam who was the chief guest of the occasion laid the foundation for the Cochin Waste2Energy facility. Dr. Thomas Isac, the Finance Minister of Kerala and the ASSOCHEM President Mr. Venugopal N. Dhoot also graced the occasion.

Launch of W2E Cochin Project by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam   Launch of W2E Cochin Project by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

W2E Ventures and SUNY to work together for Bio-Energy Centre
The State University of New York at Cobleskill (SUNY-Cobleskill) established a BioEnergy Center with W2E Ventures as a significant contributor of technology. W2E Ventures will assist SUNY in creating a long-term resource base for the center, in program development of value to industry and in technology transfer.

Dr. Doug Goodale, Agronomy Professor and Overall Program Manager at the BioEnergy Center said - " The Center will provide academically sound basis for the US agriculture industry to contribute towards production of alternative renewable energy and thereby to contribute to national energy security." Pentagon funding of $1 million will help lay the groundwork for a renewable-energy facility at the Schoharie County campus. The funds are part of the 2007 Department of Defense Appropriations bill and was announced on December, 11, 2007 by Rep. Michael R. McNulty, D-Green Island, and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY. "The funding would be used to design and begin building a research and demonstration facility that aims to create fuel from animal and food wastes", Dr. Doug Goodale said.
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