Europlasma – Success of the first tests on the biomass gasification technology Turboplasma®

20 octobre 2021 Pierre Perrin-Monlouis

Europlasma, the French Group specialized in clean technologies and renewable energy production, is announcing the technical and industrial validation of the first tests on its waste gasification technology.

Since 2005, Eneria, the exclusive distributor for all of Caterpillar’s power generators and engines in France and abroad, has been looking to diversify the technologies and uses for these engines. In view of this, Eneria set up a demonstration platform in Moissannes (Haute-Vienne, 87) combining all the elements needed to carry out biomass gasification for running these gas engines and producing electricity.

At the beginning of 2009, under a tripartite agreement between Eneria, Caterpillar and Europlasma, Europlasma delivered a high temperature plasma stage on this demonstration platform, which represents a simplified version of its patented biomass gasification technology Turboplasma®. The tests carried out jointly by Europlasma and Eneria in July 2009 have made it possible to confirm a tar destruction level of around 98% in the syngas resulting from combustion, validating its compatibility with Caterpillar’s gas engines.

This first technical and industrial confirmation validates the R&D efforts made by Europlasma and will enable the Group to firm up the first commercial opportunities in the BtE segment in France. The Group will shortly be informing the market about the commercial and industrial strategy that will be rolled out from the end of 2009 to ensure the success of Turboplasma® on the buoyant BtE (Biomass to Electricity) and EfW (Electricity from Waste) segments.

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