MITROVICA, KOSOVO 12 MW GASIFICATION FACILITY POWER PLANT

MITROVICA, KOSOVO 12 MW GASIFICATION FACILITY POWER PLANT

Green3Power International, Al Rami Group, Mabetex Group, and Active Plus Group

Green3Power International, Al Rami Group, Mabetex Group, and Active Plus Group have developed a 12 MW Gasification Facility Power Plant in Mitrovica, Kosovo. Under the waste services agreement, the Gasification Facility would receive approximately 350 Tpd of freshly collected municipal solid waste (MSW) and approximately 5 tonnes/day of used tires, which would be converted into a nameplate capacity of more than 12 MW, with available power of 10 MW, and 9 MW to the Grid. The Gasification Facility includes a Sorting Facility to remove heavy metals and reduce ash content, in-line jacketed Waste Dryer, Gasifier, a Cyclone to remove particulate matter from the synthesis gas, an innovative Slagging Unit to convert Carbon in the ash to CO in the synthesis gas, a high efficiency, high temperature and pressure HRSG Boiler, and four-stage Steam Turbine/Generator, and highly effective flue gas treatment system.

When in full operation, the new $61.55 million power plant will generate a minimum average of 9.0 MW/day

When in full operation, the new $61.55 million power plant will generate a minimum average of 9.0 MW/day of electrical power to the Grid, while earning revenues of more than $25.1 million annually. The plant will create approximately 366 new jobs in the Mitrovica area. The power plant will feature an effective flue gas clean up train to ensure that regulated emissions are far below the concentrations allowed under Kosovo, EU, and USEPA air quality standards. The rotary kiln fluidized bed gasifiers to be used at the new facility are of the type shown above and have been in waste to energy service for more than 30 years. The project management team consists of the following team members:

Waste will be transported to the Sorting Facility

Waste will be transported to the Sorting Facility, where the waste will be sorted to remove metals, glass, e-waste, and unacceptable waste, and then processed through a shredder to reduce the particle size. The waste will then be fed into the dryers, to reduce the water content, and then fed into the Gasifiers. The Gasifiers convert the waste into a synthesis gas, consisting primarily of CO, H2, CO2, N2, CH4, and H2O, and ash at a temperature of 1,000 deg. C. The flue gas is processed through a Cyclone to remove particulate matter, an Acid Gas Removal Unit to remove HCl, H2S, and HNO3, an Electrostatic Precipitator to remove sub 2.5-micron particulate matter, a Bag House with carbon injection to remove particulate matter, heavy metals, and organics, and is then discharged out the stack at a temperature of 140 deg C, which prevents condensation. Therefore, there is nothing visible discharged from the stack. The constituent concentrations in the stack are more than 1,000 times lower than EU and USEPA Air Quality Standards.

The Green3Power International Gasification System

The Green3Power International Gasification System extracts water from the waste, and combines that water with leachate from the collection vehicles, Sorting Facility, and Inert MSW Landfill, and wastewater from the onsite sanitary facilities and cleaning water, and that water is treated in an onsite leachate/water treatment facility to boiler feedwater standards. This treated water is then used as the makeup water in the system to provide the process and cooling water for the facility.

As a result, the Green3Power International Gasification System

As a result, the Green3Power International Gasification System does not take water from the city water supply, and does not discharge any wastewater to the sanitary system. All water is collected on site, treated onsite, and is recycled and used as process and cooling water. In addition, air emissions from the facility are 100 to 100,000 times lower than EU and USEPA standards for Heavy Metals, Particulate Matter, NOx, SOx, and other key industrial pollutants, and the ash is processed through a slagging unit to remove the carbon, melted to form slag, and then crushed and sold as a sand replacement for concrete block production. The Green3Power Gasification Facility recycles 100 percent of the water that it uses, has emission more than 100 times below air quality standards, and does not put by-product ash into a landfill. As a result, the Gasification Facility is considered to be a “Green” technology for water, air, and solids. In addition, the equipment is operated under negative air pressure, which results in air inflow instead of leakage from the piping and production equipment. The air intake for the Blowers driving the system is inside the Sorting Building and Gasification Building. All odor causing chemical from the waste are collected in the air management system, and are piped into the Gasifiers and Combustion Tube, where they are ultimately treated at temperatures of 1,000 ºC and 1,460ºC, respectively.

As a result, no odor causing chemical, no volatile organic compounds, and no long chain hydrocarbons survive the gasification process.

As a result, no odor causing chemical, no volatile organic compounds, and no long chain hydrocarbons survive the gasification process. The Sorting Building and Gasification Building are maintained at a very strong negative pressure, which makes it impossible for odors to escape from either the Sorting Building, or the Gasification Building. Since the waste materials are tipped on the floor inside the Sorting Building, and no waste is allowed to be tipped outside the buildings, the Gasification process is odor free. The project also includes collection of 350 Tpd of waste from Mitrovica and the surrounding municipalities and communities. The new SPV will provide 17 Waste Collection Vehicles to collect waste from the residential and commercial areas, 3 High Performance Street Sweepers, 2 Dump Trucks with Grapple Arms to collect oversize materials, 2 Snow Plows, and 1 Bin Cleaning Truck.