28 June 2012 09:28 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Singapore’s Strategic Petroleum has built a new system capable of converting different types of waste materials into synthesis gas (syngas), which in turn can be used to produce power, methane gas or petrochemicals, the company said on Thursday.
The system, STX MultiFEED, utilises a molten gasification process to turn waste materials such as low-rank coal, shale oil, rubber tyres and landfill waste into combustible syngas, a recyclable energy source, it said in a statement.
Syngas can be used to produce electricity, methane gas with a methanation reactor or diesel and petrochemical with a Fischer-Tropsch reactor, it added.
In this process, feedstock material is heated with a 1500 degree Celsius molten iron furnace, with the resulting syngas being siphoned off for downstream application.
“No matter what the melting points and different physical states of the feedstock, [the] system is able to efficiently produce the syngas,” said Ivan Tan, Strategic Petroleum’s Head of Business Development.
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