Location: Madison, Pennsylvania, USA
Owner: Alter NRG
Capacity: 48 tpd
Feedstock: Over 100 tested
Output & Configuration: Synthesis gas (Syngas)
Westinghouse Plasma Corp. owns and operates a demonstration facility located near Madison, Pennsylvania, USA. The demonstration reactor was built in 1984 and has been the home for countless gasification tests.
Our demonstration plant is a critical element for the successful completion of projects for customers and provides Westinghouse Plasma Corp. another advantage over its competitors. We have the capability to gasify the feedstocks that our customers plan to process at their projects.
The gasification tests provide valuable information about syngas and slag composition that help customers make decisions about the balance of plant design. The tests also provide information necessary for customers to obtain environmental permits. Air Products conducted a series of tests at our Madison demonstration plant in support of their Tees Valley Renewable Energy Facility.
Another customer, Coskata, the owner of a technology that converts syngas to ethanol, completed two years of successful testing at our demonstration plant. Westinghouse Plasma Corp. gasified both wood waste and municipal solid waste to create syngas which Coskata subsequently converted to ethanol.
Our demonstration plant includes downstream gas cleaning equipment and state of the art, real-time gas composition monitoring. There are three distinct feeding systems through which almost any solid or liquid can be fed into the gasifier. Westinghouse Plasma Corp. has predictive modeling capability, which includes the balance of plant, through VMG simulation software.
Westinghouse Plasma Corp. has gasified a wide range of feedstocks at its demonstration plant including:
- Municipal solid waste
- Refuse derived fuel
- Construction and demolition waste
- Hazardous waste, including PCB contaminated waste and harbour sediment sludge
- Waste water sludge
- Waste wood and clean wood chips
- Auto Shredder Residue (also know as auto fluff)
- Heavy oil
- Incinerator ash
Westinghouse Plasma Corp. continues to refine its core plasma torch and gasification technology based on the results obtained at its demonstration plant and the experience at operating facilities.