Innovadigm supports a unique gasification technology system that combines pyrolysis, steam reformation and the Fischer Tropsch (F-T) process to efficiently produce synthetic fuels from syngas, a combination of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. The process uses various temperatures, pressures and syngas ratios to produce synthetic hydrocarbon products that closely emulate petroleum crude oil and fermented ethanol. The synthetic crude is distilled into commercial fuels compatible with diesel fuel, gasoline and other commercial fuel products. The F-T process used to convert the syngas to hydrocarbon fuels is mature and well-understood. The primary benefit of F-T fuels is their extremely low sulfur and particulate content enabling them to reduce overall emissions up to 95% versus conventional fuels.
Gasification technology supported by Innovadigm can utilize as feedstock virtually any carbon-based material including fossil fuels, carbon gases (including CO2) and biomass including MSW, wood waste and agricultural residue. These feed stocks may be used in combinations to produce syngas useable for all of the ultra-clean F-T fuel products. When biomass feedstock is used, the fuel production process is carbon neutral.
The primary advantages of this gasification system versus competitive F-T technologies is the ability to recycle all CO2 into additional fuel products thereby eliminating the need for additional “carbon capture”. Using all the process carbon gases to produce fuel significantly lowers the cost of the fuel and the production plant. The process uses the moisture content of the feedstock to eliminate the need for water in the production process. Low carbon emissions and minimal water consumption make permitting simpler and faster.