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A Novel Approach to the Generation of Sustainable Energy From Biomass and Wastes

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Mark A. Paisley

Taylor Biomass Energy, LLC, Montgomery, NY

Mark Millspaugh

Sterling Environmental Engineering, Latham, NY

Paper No. NAWTEC19-5405, pp. 1-8; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/NAWTEC19-5405
From:
  • 19th Annual North American Waste-to-Energy Conference
  • 19th Annual North American Waste-to-Energy Conference
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, May 16–18, 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5457-0
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME

abstract

Recent price increases for various forms of energy along with projected shortages of supply have resulted in renewed interest in alternative fuels. Biomass gasification provides a renewable basis for supplying electric power and also a broad suite of chemicals such as Fisher-Tropsch liquids as well as hydrogen. The Taylor gasification process, being developed by Taylor Biomass Energy is a biomass gasification process that produces a MCV gas. The Taylor gasification process provides improvements over currently available gasification processes by integrating improvements to reduce issues with ash agglomeration and provide in-situ destruction of condensable hydrocarbons (tars), an essential element in gas cleanup. The gas conditioning step integrated into the Taylor Gasification Process provides a unique method to convert the tars into additional synthesis gas and to adjust the composition of the synthesis gas. Taylor Biomass Energy has developed and refined a sorting and recycling process that can produce a clean feedstock for energy recovery from abundant residue materials such as construction and demolition residuals and MSW. The sorting and separating process can then be coupled to the Taylor gasification process to produce clean, sustainable energy. Construction is expected to start in mid 2011 for an integrated combined cycle power system incorporating the Taylor Gasification Process and utilizing biomass feedstocks recovered from municipal solid wastes (MSW) and construction and demolition wastes C&D). The Taylor Recycling Facility, LLC, located approximately 70 miles northwest of New York City in Montgomery, NY, is a leader in C&D and waste wood recycling. The development process including integration with a gas turbine based combined cycle system, connection into the New York ISO, and identification of renewable energy credit options is discussed along with a discussion of the Taylor Gasification Process, its modular design, and implementation into the commercial IGCC system in Montgomery, NY.

Copyright © 2011 by ASME

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