PYROLYSE SYSTEM CLINX.
The pyrolyse technology we use is proven technology – in a unique, novel combination! The technology we use is well approved technology – in a unique, innovative combination! We combine a pyrolysis process with an external combusted micro gas turbine for post-combustion power generation. The combination of pyrolysis system and ClinX creates “Pyro-ClinX” – a self-sufficient, sustainable CO2 neutral plant system.
PYRO-CLINX. GREEN LIGHTHOUSE PROJECT FROM GERMANY.
#Letsgetgreen. We are planning to implement a unique regenerative pyrolysis plant system with green post-combustion power generation at our Lausitz site in Cottbus. A CO2-neutral production of a CO2-negative product – thus making a sustainable contribution to climate change. Our credo: We want to be self-sufficient in the future. Our plant system supplies itself with the energy (heat and electricity) converted on site. The Pyro-ClinX facility park is to become a lighthouse project in Lausitz and a symbol for the practical structural change.
Example of our Pyro-ClinX system park
The concept represents itself with a combination of pyrolysis plant and CHP system (ClinX). In the pyrolysis process, the woody residues are carbonized in the absence of air, thus producing charcoal. This process shows a similar character to the natural formation of charcoal, but as extremely shortened in the time dimension. The heat generated during the pyrolysis process is sustainably converted into electricity using the ClinX CHP system. In this way, the system provides both its own energy and, in a modular expandable form, EEG-eligibly feeds additional electricity into the public grid.
There is huge undiscovered potential in the area of solid biogenic residues. The total residual material potential of dry substrate in Germany amounts to 151.1 million tons, of which about one third remains unused so far.
This speaks especially for wood and forestry residues as well as agricultural by-products, for which there have been hardly any marketing opportunities so far.
The reason behind this is that the materials usually have very heterogeneous properties and cannot be converted into energy by conventional systems. In addition, the materials always accumulate in a decentralized way, so that their centralized utilization or disposal is associated with high transportation and logistics costs.
Our plant concept focuses on the forest residues biomasses, industrial residues, landscape conservation wood and damaged wood.
Our facility park runs particularly sustainable due to our own green energy generation and utilization. The excess heat left over after our processes for the production of biochar is used for post-combustion power generation.
Thus, the energy potential is exploited throughout the process and even the post-process heat is reused in an environment friendly way. Naturally, the generated energy is CO2-neutral and can appropriately meet the EEG policies – another satisfactory additional income source!
Pyro-ClinX enables the pyrolysis of various residual materials and thus offers a wide fuel range. In principle, wood from various sources are able to be put in use, such as forest and industrial waste wood as well as wood from landscape conservation. Furthermore, biogenic waste streams such as fermentation residues, sewage sludge and screen overflows are also conceivable. The necessary requirements for the desired certification must be observed on the fuel side; for example, only forest wood from sustainable forestry may be used for EBC certification (European Biochar Certificates).
Pyro-ClinX can be operated close to the fuels source in a decentralized way. This reduces the logistical effort and costs of fuel transportation. The locations can thus be set optimally according to the ratio of supplies and customers.
The modular system fits to new production processes or changeable compositions of material streams. Pyrolysis modules can be added as required, as same the ClinX-CHP-modules can also be expanded. The system is designed to be expandable and adjustable to meet different user requirements: a refrigeration, water treatment or ORC (organic Rankine cycle) module can be added as needed.
Robust / low maintenance
Due to the external combusted micro gas turbine, the waste gases are not directly fed back to the machine. The turbine operates exclusively with clean and filtered ambient air, which is heated indirectly through the heat exchanger. This system feature enables fuel-independent and low maintenance costs. The air-born turbine also operates exclusively on air and requires no lubricants or coolants. Thus, Pyro-ClinX offers a robust and low-maintenance system.
Security of supply
Independent from central power supply and rising energy prices, Pyro-ClinX thus operates as a self-sufficient energy system. Because of such independence of the rising energy prices, our facility creates significant advantages over other biochar production systems from its own generation price stability.
Pyro-ClinX introduces itself as a Combined Heat-Power System. The thermal efficiency from the pyrolysis process is complemented by efficient electrical generation. On the other hand due to the robust design and long lifetime of the plant, the construction material of the plant itself is also used as efficiently as possible.
Energy transition from renewable energy sources substitutes that from fossil energy sources. This kind of renewable energy generation contributes to CO2 saving and climate protection. The system is energy self-sufficient and operates with a CO2-neutral CHP process. In addition, CO2 is bound in the charcoal, thus realizing a CO2-negative product. The strict German air pollution control standards are therefore fully complied without a doubt. Furthermore, with a decentralized solution, the transportation volume and associated CO2 and other pollutant emissions can be reduced.
The plant supplies itself with the necessary energy from its own process and thus offers a manufacturing cost advantage for the pyrolysis coal. Excess electricity can be profitably fed into the grid with EEG subsidies. Due to the wide range of feedstock materials, low-cost ones as well as residual materials can be energetically utilized in the close surrounding vicinity.