The syngas produced using the Devolitization phase of the Bixby Process is of a higher quality than the syngas produced using Fischer-Troepsh based gasification tchnology which is the only comparable technology today.
Dependent upon the quality of the coal being used as feedstock, the Bixby Process is capable of producing a high-quality synthetic natural gas immediately, in the range of 900 to 1000 BTUs, with a moisture level of less than 5 percent, which is the average quality of the natural gas that is supplied to consumer's homes and industry all over America.
Bixby Energy's technology, because it converts the coal to natural gas, provides for the reduction of carbon emissions by up to 65 percent compared with traditional coal-fired power plants. Some emission reduction plans, like the Kyoto Protocol, called for a worldwide emissions reductions of 25 percent by the year 2025, and 50 percent by the year 2050.
Bixby Energy's Devolitization technology can do better than that, reducing carbon emissions by up to 65 percent, and the technology is fully developed and available right now. Bixby Energy's technology can be implemented faster and has a greater environmental benefit than any other proposed solution today.
The Bixby Process technology is versatile:
- It can be used locally to provide as little as 6.25 Megawatts (MW) of power, or stacked to work in tandem to produce any size facility, even an 800 MW or one Gigawatt-size facility
- It is designed to maximize the productivity of renewable energies, like wind and solar because it can provide alternative energy instantly when the wind goes down or the sun doesn't shine. We don't make wind and solar energy technologies, but we would make them more practical!
- It could easily retrofit with current delivery systems, so traditional power plants can easily be converted to the Bixby Process
- Transportation costs have risen dramatically in recent years. If the cost of shipping coal to power plants were to become prohibitive, the modular design of this system would allow Bixby's Devolitization units to be easily and inexpensively disassembled and moved to the mouth of a coal mine, to produce natural gas where it could be more economically piped into our country's 130,000+ miles of gas pipelines.
Finally, the Bixby Process can convert any carbon-based material to energy, including municipal solid waste, rubber tires, plastics, sewage, hazardous materials, and more than 36,000 biomass materials all over the world. The ability to convert this wide array of feedstock means that high quality syngas is available from a seemingly endless variety of resources via one highly versatile technology.
We are focused on coal because 50 percent of the electrical energy we use in the U.S. comes from coal: it is widely abundant, is the primary source of energy in the existing power industry infrastructure and has more energy density per pound than any other form of carbon-based feedstock, making it the most efficient, as well as the most economical energy resource available today.