250 kW Recovered from Waste Using Gasification : Dresser-Rand Engine Used at Lockheed Martin Waste to Energy Plant in New York

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The Dresser-Rand business, part of German manufacturing giant Siemens’ Power and Gas Division, has supplied a Guascor gas engine for use at Lockheed Martin’s Owego waste gasification bioenergy plant in New York State.

Recently commissioned at a ceremony the 250 kilowatt power generation system represents the first demonstration of Lockheed Martin’s waste to energy technology.

The gasification system uses Concord Blue’s technology to gasify wood chips or municipal solid waste, converting the organic waste into fuel for the Guascor SGFLD240 gas engine.

Dresser-Rand said that in addition to electricity, heat is recovered from the engine to assist in drying the feedstock – wood chips and municipal solid waste – for the gasifier.

The company added that the Guascor gas engine was chosen because of its reliability in handling the hydrogen-based fuel that will be created from waste material.

“The Guascor engine’s ability to operate on a diverse range of fuels makes it a perfect fit for this innovative project,” said Chris Nagle, head of the engine business for North America at Dresser-Rand.

“As more and more industrial and institutional energy consumers seek to produce their own power – transitioning to systems that help save money and reduce emissions while addressing the world’s waste disposal problems,” he added.

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