The feedstock is fed into the gasifier from above in a controlled way. To maintain the heat and pressure in the main unit, feedstock is dropped from one portion of a long chute to the next. This pilot facility can process 100 pounds of waste an hour. Ze-gen's hope is to have its next plant be able to process five tons an hour. In a full-scale system, the operation would have an automated shredding system.
December 14, 2009 4:00 AM PST
Photo by: Martin LaMonica
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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