The efficiency is the ratio between the work done and the supplied energy. For the LTC-process input-material-dependent efficiencies of 45% for the production of electrical current is guaranteed.
All modern gas power plants can be operated only with high-quality and expensive energy carriers such as natural gas, heavy oil etc. The process generates diesel, kerosene, gasoline and pure hydrogen with the same high efficiency.
On the other hand, the LTC process refines the various input-materials, such as biomass, municipal waste, sewage sludge or lignite etc., to conversion gas with a constant quality, which is then turned into electricity in highly efficient turbine – generator stations.
The LTC process, with the integrated turbine sets, is designed as a circuit process. The entire exhaust heat from turbine operation is utilized for heating the LTC-process. Thus – without major radiation losses – highly efficient electrical energy is produced from low-grade combustibles and waste, besides securing the self sufficiency of the plant in terms of electricity and heat.
The LTC -process differs from other systems moreover by:
- The possibilities of control,
- The low operating temperatures
- Low emissions similar to natural gas
- High-quality construction with redundant implementation of central plant sections
- High security due to cool-down of plant sections within seconds