GASIFICATION

Solid Waste to Ethanol/Energy and Other Bio-products

   

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GASIFICATION PROCESS

The Genahol Process is designed to use gasification to convert biomass and carbon/cellulose material combined with low-end plastics and rubber to produce syngas. The Genahol Process involves the use of a catalyst which converts the Genahol syngas to ethanol.

  assumptions and calculations

Assumed initial gross feedstock:  500+ tons/day

Assume following constituents: (EPA, 2005 USA waste before recycling)

    PERCENT GENAHOL
PROCESS
  Paper 34.2 34.2
  Yard Waste 13.1 13.1
  Plastic 11.8 11.8
  Metals, ferrous 5.6 0.0
  Metals, other non-ferrous 0.7 0.0
  Wood 5.7 5.7
  Food waste 11.9 11.9
  Glass 5.2 0.0
  Rubber, leather, textiles 7.2 7.2
  Other 3.4 0.0
  TOTAL 100.1 83.9
       
  Recycle % 12.8%  
  Syngas Feedstock % 83.9%  
  Waste % (landfill) 3.4%  
    100.1%  
       
 

83.9% means more reduction in
landfill volume and more ethanol production