Strong gas produced by the LTC technology can be further processed either materially or energetically. 

  1. energy recovery:   Strong gas is converted into electricity by means of a turbine or motor.
  2. material recycling: Production of hydrogen, LTC fuels (biofuels and synthetic fuels) or synthetic natural gas.

Situation

Since automobile traffic is considered a major cause of CO2-induced global warming, the costs of mineral products are rising, and since there is no long-term security of supply, alternative fuels, especially hydrogen, are being sought worldwide.

Problem

In addition to the existing process for the production of gasoline in coal hydrogenation plants and methanol from coal gasification, natural gas liquefaction in particular is said to have a good market chance.

But even these energy sources do not solve the CO2 problem and can therefore make no real contribution to improvement.

So far, only alcohol derivatives from fermentation processes and biodiesel from oily fruits are truly CO2-neutral fuels. By adding small amounts of these alternatives to conventional petrol and diesel, attempts are being made to improve the environmental situation without significantly increasing costs or risking technical problems during the service life of the engines.

Implication

AGT technology enables the production of hydrogen, LTC fuels and oils from organic input materials. 
The difference between LTC fuels lies in the input material:

Biofuels:
By the LTC technology process, hydrogen and alternative biofuels are converted from biomass to high-quality, environmentally friendly fuels. At the same time, inorganic material such as heavy metals and minerals are segregated during the process. Since fresh plants and waste wood are used as input, local agriculture offers considerable potential for value creation.

Synthetic fuels:
Hydrogen and alternative synthetic fuels are converted from household waste, plastic and sewage sludge into high-quality, environmentally friendly fuels. At the same time, inorganic components such as heavy metals, dyes, plasticizers, minerals, etc. are separated within the process. As regional waste is used as input material, the local waste management industry thus offers considerable value creation potential.

Advantages

  • Hydrogen H2 is produced by natural waste products such as wood chips, wood residues, green waste as well as household waste, plastic and sewage sludge. Hydrogen is also a by-product of the CNT production in our reactors.
  • LTC fuels are superior to conventional biodiesel in all energy and combustion parameters.
  • Due to the wide range of possible applications of different organic materials and their specific processing into the desired products, large production quantities of different fuel qualities can be obtained.
  • The production costs in the LTC system are significantly lower than the costs of comparable biodiesel and fermenting alcohols from conventional production processes EU-wide, since CO2-neutral biofuels are still largely untaxed.

HYDROGEN and FUELS FROM ORGANIC WASTE MATERIAL using AGT technologies are the innovative alternative for:

  • Economic dependence on oil-producing countries
  • CO2environmental problems caused by fossil fuels

In a direct system comparison, clean organic hydrocarbons can be split into hydrogen and carbon or converted into gasoline and diesel with the same quality and performance as petroleum distillates economically, in the short term and in sufficient quantities using conversion technology alone.A development option already in preparation will continue to allow the use of CO2as a carbon carrier in the future, significantly increasing production volumes and adjusting actual fuel demand in the EU.

Literature

Publication of the AGT technologies described here by “The Royal Society, LONDON” in June 2019.
The Royal Society is a community of many of the world’s most renowned scientists and the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.