FROM WASTE TO WATTS: Beltran biomass gasification technology is the forward-looking solution for generating safe, renewable energy, mitigating waste disposal costs and achieving environmental goals.

The Beltran Biomass Cogeneration System is a set of proprietary gasification, gas cleaning, and power generation technologies that can be used to convert biomass and other organic waste into a versatile, clean-burning synthesis gas (syngas).


FROM WASTE TO WATTS: Beltran biomass gasification technology is the forward-looking solution for generating safe, renewable energy, mitigating waste disposal costs and achieving environmental goals.

The Beltran Biomass Cogeneration System is a set of proprietary gasification, gas cleaning, and power generation technologies that can be used to convert biomass and other organic waste into a versatile, clean-burning synthesis gas (syngas). This gas can be used to generate combined heat and power (CHP), or to produce hydrogen, biofuels and valuable industrial chemicals.
The system combines proven, legacy technologies with the latest advances in science, engineering, materials and design, configured into three core components:

* A high-efficiency gasification reactor that converts up to 85% of carbon in biomass feedstocks into energy-rich synthesis gas.
* A wet electrostatic precipitator (WESP) that purifies the syngas down to submicron particulate levels at 99.99% efficiency—essential for critical downstream applications.
* An internal combustion engine-generator that also produces recoverable thermal energy for power cogeneration, district heating or combined cycle (IGCC).

The three subsystems are close-coupled, using electronic controls to optimize efficiency and performance with varying feedstocks and operating conditions. This configuration is flexible, scalable and adaptable for a wide range of applications, geographic locations and industries, including forestry, pulp and paper, agriculture, manufacturing, refining, metals, municipal waste management and power utilities. Potential feedstocks include agricultural, animal, industrial, wood and municipal wastes (MSW).

Waste-to-Watts: The Beltran Advantage

In contrast with energy-inefficient combustion of fuels, gasification is simply the recombination of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms, under elevated heat and pressure and restricted oxygen. The resulting syngas typically contains highly combustible carbon monoxide (CO) 20% and hydrogen (H2) 15%, plus ash and recoverable CO2, nitrogen, sulfuric acid, methane, ammonia, etc. It can be combusted, or converted to numerous other useful products, including ethanol.

Beltran’s core gasification technology offers decisive energy and environmental advantages over direct combustion of fossil fuels or even conventional biomass (e.g. wood pellets). Because the cooled, concentrated syngas is cleaned prior to combustion, it is hundreds of times more efficient to capture pollutants, CO2, or useful chemicals compared to post-combustion emission control.

Biomass gasification can yield more concentrated kilowatts of energy per ton using diverse, low-value fuels, with less pollution, virtual carbon neutrality, and lower capital and operating costs. And, unlike solar or wind energy platforms, biomass energy is a continuously available resource.
These unique economic and environmental advantages make the Beltran system a practical, cost-effective solution for meeting future global challenges:

* The increasing demand for energy and chemicals by both developing and advanced societies.
* The complex logistics and rising costs of managing and disposing of industrial, agricultural and municipal wastes, including toxics.
* Achieving sustainable energy, independence from unpredictable imported fossil fuel supplies, and reduction of CO2 emissions.
* Compliance with increasingly stringent pollution-control mandates imposed by governments at every level.

From local industries, to medium-scale distributed-energy plants, to larger, centralized installations, the biomass-to-energy concept transforms organic waste from a costly liability into an energy-rich asset. Its economic and technical viability as a "link technology" is being demonstrated in a growing range of downstream applications, some well-established, some on the technological horizon.
 

* The increasing demand for energy and chemicals by both developing and advanced societies.
* The complex logistics and rising costs of managing and disposing of industrial, agricultural and municipal wastes, including toxics.
* Achieving sustainable energy, independence from unpredictable imported fossil fuel supplies, and reduction of CO2 emissions.
* Compliance with increasingly stringent pollution-control mandates imposed by governments at every level.

From local industries, to medium-scale distributed-energy plants, to larger, centralized installations, the biomass-to-energy concept transforms organic waste from a costly liability into an energy-rich asset. Its economic and technical viability as a "link technology" is being demonstrated in a growing range of downstream applications, some well-established, some on the technological horizon.