Aug 7, 2012 - US alternative energy solutions provider ZeroPoint Clean Tech Inc yesterday said its grid-connected biomass gasification combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Ireland had started operation.
The plant uses ZeroPoint's biomass gasification technology that produces gas from biomass and yields biochar as a co-product. The gas is combusted in a gas engine to produce power for the local grid and heat.
This is the second biomass gasification plant of ZeroPoint, after its plant in Germany.
ZeroPoint's biomass gasification technology can also produce synthesis gas that can be used in gas engines, steam boilers, thermal applications, or co-firing.
ZeroPoint is currently collaborating with several strategic partners to install similar biomass-to-energy projects in North America and Europe. The company is also working on the commercialisation of its patent pending process to upgrade sewage sludge and other low-grade materials as well as on conversion of syngas into liquid hydrocarbons.