TRU Gasification & Gas Chemicals
GASIFIERS + COAL OFF-GAS + COAL CHEMICALS+ INTEGRATED PLANTS
Cleantech Coal Gas Process and Natural Gas-Based Chemical Production
TRU CleanTech Coal Technique for Thermal-electric Coal Power Plants
TRU Gasification & Gas Chemicals Team is one of the strongest available, employing the most distinguished experts and using advanced clean-coal gasifier technology.
The team's expertise is comprehensive for integrated plant design & engineering, feasibility studies or investor due diligence for any facility amenable to a clean coal gasifier technology. The scope encompasses parallel fields like natural gas chemicals, coal-based chemicals and coal specification for gasifiers focused on chemicals from coal production. The following is a sampling of TRU assignments in gasification and chemicals from gas:
CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGY
Underground Coal Gasification
Natural Gas Partial Oxidation
COAL CLEANTECH POWER
OIL & GAS FIELD EQUIPMENT
ammonium nitrate fertilizer
TRU Lithium Team
TRU Rare Earth Elements
TRU Magnesium Metals
TRU Graphite & Carbon
Detailed Feasibility of Clean Coal Technology Energy Complex
Coal Coking Plant + Coke-oven-Gas + Coal Gasification Feasibility
TRU Gasifier Team undertook a detailed feasibility study of a coal based energy complex comprising a coal coking plant, coke-oven-gas, coal gasification, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycles IGCC, power plant, coal handling and coal mining. Studied options and determined best technical, environmental and economic conclusions. Obtained quotations from suppliers in the west and China. Also assessed local coal resource, coal mining issues and mining costs. Detailed operational and financial plan compiled.
High Ash Coal Gasification for Chemicals Technical Review
Gasification of Indian high ash coal for Urea Production
Currently in January 2016 TRU is engaged on a similar assignment in India focused on production of 1.3 million tpy urea fertilizer and ammonium nitrate from Indian high ash coal. Assessed status of the project including new gasification technology options for high ash coal gasification (ash contents >35%). TRU particularly evaluated the status of using fixed bed, fluidized bed, and entrained flow gasification for the lower grade coal typically found in India - specifically for the production of urea. TRU has proposed March 2016 further evaluations of particular coal gasifier designs based on testwork and an innovative positive way forward for the project.
Coal Gasification for Chemicals Bankable Feasibility
Coal Synthesis Gas for Ammonium Nitrate Fertilizer + New Urea Fertilizer Plant
TRU undertook a bankable feasibility study on the viability of a $700 million coal-based synthesis gasification gas plant to produce gas suitable for the production of ammonia and the upgrading of existing facilities for the production of nitric acid and ammonium nitrate fertilizer. The specific operations investigated were coal handling, preparation for gasification, coal gasification and ash handling. OMB, Opposed Multi-Burner Gasification, was selected after evaluation. See details at:
Natural Gas Reforming & Synthesis Gas: TRU engineered synthesis gas production and purification including shifting, acid gas removal and any other required processes. Also determined requirement and design for capacity enhancement of the air separation, ammonia synthesis, nitric acid and new urea fertilizer facility for urea granules. TRU continues in 2012 to assist the client with pilot testing and implementation as part of the Owners Team.
TRU is expert in natural gas reforming for natural-gas-based medium scale industry such as urea fertilizer, Methanol Oxo Alcohol Hydrogen. See also TRU consultancy capability in Potash Fertilizer.
Investor Technical and Business Due Diligence
Novel Biomass Gasifier Design
TRU assessed the technology and techno-economics of a new design for a biomass gasifier. The proposed feedstock was waste forest chips, cut-offs and other materials. The technical viability and competitive positioning of the novel gasification process was assessed. The market potential for the design was assessed as well as competitive technologies. TRU advised our client on the viability of the business and the risks associated with the proposed investment.
TRU UNIQUE CARBON "CAPTURE" CAPABILITY
CLEANTECH COAL FOR THERMAL POWER PLANTS
Coal Power with Gasifier eliminates Carbon Storage
TRU has a particularly strong high tech capability to significantly improve coal-use efficiency for existing thermal electric power plants, potentially in response to President Trump's ambition to turn-around the American coal industry through promotion of "clean coal" technology. This low investment first step can sometimes produce astounding reductions of deleterious emissions and carbon. Beyond this step TRU offers an entirely new highly innovative approach to carbon capture through gasification (thus converting much of the carbon to saleable products and additional power).
STEP I: High Tech Management of Coal to the Power Plant: With current operations, optimization is the the fastest way to cost effective stability: achieving significant efficiency and environmental improvement, together with stability, with minimum upfront coal preparation and investment:
- Coal destoning to <30%, dry beneficiation, almost a screening to remove the pyrite and rock fragments
- Blending on sintering / fusion point. In some plants blending is based on Ash Fusion Temperature (AFT) which is the best optimal operating point for a specific plant running a single or coal blend. Thermo-equilibrium simulation of the coal blend based on FACTSAGE (or slag profile simulation) will supply the optimum temperature for stable and effective operation. With this tool the TRU Team is able to accurately achieve maximum temperature without sintering and slagging yet still achieve stable operation. The optimum operating temperature results in most effective operation and better capture of trace elements & sulphur in a non-leachable ash
- TRU online measurement and quality control before the combustion process (a 5-10 minutes window, with auto control of the operating temperature available to the control panel). The TRU system uses the latest technologies: X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (XRF) and Infrared spectroscopy (IR) in operation at combustion and gasification plants
STEP II: Coal Power with Gasifier for a Cleaner Environment: The age of carbon to gasifier has arrived! In the TRU design, adding a gasifier could achieve an over 20% reduction in carbon dioxide and storage is eliminated. For existing coal combustion plants the carbon dioxide is fed directly into the gasifier. No steam and oxygen required, and Boudouard Reaction take control from around 850C. This is akin to having a two step gasification process where the combustion is in one reactor and the gasification in the other reactor. The carbon dioxide saving is a minimum of 15%, provided carbon capture is effective to supply to the carbon dioxide directly for the gasification (reduction) process. Fluidized bed gasification for the reduction step is then possible for a fast reactive process operating on finer particles with and larger surface areas higher carbon conversion, lower operating temperature, etc.
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TRU Small-Scale Gasifier Package - Contact TRU about our Small Scale Gasifier Consulting Package of US$90,000 to provide an Opinion and the Basic Front End specification package defined as between 3-7 MW output electrical power
Also see: TRU Energy / TRU Lithium & Brine / TRU Rare-Earths