ZeroPoint Clean Tech, builders of the biomass gasifiers
to make renewable energy and sequester carbon, announced that its German
project has begun its operations last month and produced carbon negative heat
and power from biomass.
The ZeroPoint Renewable CHP Solution produces sequestered
carbon in the form of “biochar” as a co-product. Biochar offers a
number of positive environmental and agricultural uses in addition to
“The last half month of continuous operation and
power sales are an important milestone in demonstrating reliability. We fully
expect to show higher throughputs and reliabilities and prove attractive
project economics in the coming year,” said
John Gaus, CEO, ZeroPoint.
The ZeroPoint Renewable CHP Solution produces synthesis
gas that is suitable for fueling reciprocating engines on a stand-alone basis
or by blending with landfill gas or natural gas.
Renewable gas is used to produce power by burning it in a
gas engine. The German project delivered power to the local grid for the last
two weeks of 2011 operations that was sold pursuant to the German
“Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz,” (Renewable Energy Act).
The ZeroPoint Solution can be
deployed to produce renewable synthesis gas used in reciprocating engines,
steam boilers, thermal applications, or co-firing with coal, oil, biogas or
Biomass projects are intended to deliver base load energy
and integrate easier with utility grids and their production cost is much lower
than wind or solar power.
“Biomass technologies are fundamentally
differentiated from wind and solar technologies,” said Company Chairman,
In early 2011, ZeroPoint announced
an initiative to extend the life of landfill gas energy projects. Biomass
gasification can extend the life and value of these energy-producing assets
through on-site production of gas for existing gas engines and transmission
grid connections. The ZeroPoint Renewable CHP Solution produces synthesis gas
that is suitable for blending with landfill gas to operate existing engines.
By GreentechLead.com Team