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/