A pioneering green gas generation plant, under construction at Marston Gate in Swindon by Advanced Plasma Power and Cadent, will use a fully automated fuel reception and delivery solution developed by Saxlund International.
The facility, which will cost approximately $33 million, is set to begin operations in early 2018. It will be capable of turning 10,000 tonnes of household waste per year into 22 GWh of synthetic natural gas (BioSNG).
A robust, high-availability fuel handling solution to ensure uninterrupted plant operation with minimal manual intervention was a key requirement. Saxlund was chosen to provide a complete automated solution incorporating fuel reception, storage and discharge of RDF to feed the downstream fluid bed gasifier which in turn is closely coupled to a plasma converter.
Matt Drew, Managing Director for Saxlund International said: “Producing 80% lower carbon emissions than fossil gas, BioSNG is recognised as being key to decarbonising heat and transport in the UK and internationally. We are delighted to be involved with this pioneering project at Marston Gate. Like all of the bioenergy and gasification plants we are currently involved with, fuel handling and storage are critical areas to get right to ensure plant efficiency and peak productivity.”