Bio Power

Bio gassification to Electricity

Bio gassification to Electricity

GC Biodiesel Plant

12 000 Litre per month Biodiesel Plant
Biomass Energy (From Organic Matter) can be converted into many forms of Fuel that can be used to supply Energy / Electricity. Fuel wood is the largest source of biomass energy usually from trees. Other sources of Biomass feedstock include, Waste from Agriculture, Food production, Forestry waste, Animal feed production and organic components of municipal and industrial waste.

The main categories of technology used for biomass to energy conversion include, physical, thermal and biological methods.

A major source of renewable electricity in many parts of the world is agricultural, animal and human waste either through direct combustion or by the production of Bio-gas (Anaerobic Digestion) to generate methane, which in turn is combusted to generate heat and electricity.

According to international norms biomass is described under 2 categories i.e. Biomass solid and Biogas.

Then Biofuels are liquid fuel made from biomass feedstock and a seperate category of Bioenergy.
Introduction to BioFuel:

The transport industry is totally reliant on liquid fuel at this point due to its capacity to store energy effectively; BioFuel is a sustainable, clean burning alternative liquid fuel, produced from domestic, renewable resources. The internal combustion engine was developed originally on BioFuel, both by Henry Ford with Ethanol and Rudolf Diesel with peanut oil. Fossil feedstock of liquid fuel is fast running out and the challenges with Biofuel are related to Food security and Volumes of available feedstock. African Alternative Energy or AAE started utilising used vegetable oils for biodiesel production, however until a cheap abundant feedstock is available, and an innovative model that addresses food security, plus distribution/blending challenges, BioFuels will not solve the liquid fuels requirement. AAE has developed the Sustainable Integrated Decentralised or SID model for BioFuels production which incorporates algae as the main feedstock going forward, and believes the SID addresses most of the chalenges faced by the sector at the moment.

Algae As Feedstock

Algae are undoubtedly the most sustainable feedstock for bio energy production that can be produced in sufficient quantities to satisfy global energy demands. Algae are single cell organisms that have an exponential growth curve when compared to land based crops, and can double their mass in a 24 hour period.

The technology for extracting Lipids (Oil) and carbohydrates (Sugars) from algae for processing into liquid fuels is still under development. AAE has consequently focussed on the controlled production of large volumes of algae as biomass, and is developing a process for converting this biomass via thermal gasification into electricity as an immediate solution. Developing the process for liquid fuel production and other high value beneficiation of the biomass into nutricuticals, biopolymers, and high protein foods is developing fast and offers exciting opportunities in the future.


Algae - Latest Extration Method
Algae - Latest Extration Method
Origin Oil Of the USA

Algae Production Performance, comparison graphAlgae Production Performance, comparison graph

 

WHY BIOMASS

 

WHY BIOMASS?