While I was visiting, Ze-gen engineers took a temperature reading--hot enough to melt metal. Even on a cold November night, it was 80 degrees inside the building. If used in an industrial facility, the gas would be burned for heat or power, much the way industrial companies burn natural gas on site. Since this is still a pilot plant, the syngas that is produced here is actually cooled, cleaned, and ultimately flared. Along the way, there are probes to take data on the chemical makeup of the gas and other data.
December 14, 2009 4:00 AM PST
Photo by: Martin LaMonica
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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