Modular and Efficient Compact Syngas Production System
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
The Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) process, combined with feedstock pretreatment and gasification reactors, can be used to produce logistic fuels from a range of feedstocks, in combat theaters where military fuels are not available or too costly. However, current pretreatment and gasifier reactors are too large and heavy for the mobile fuels production application of interest. Altex has identified the Modular and Efficient Compact Syngas System that uses a compact dryer and gasifier to increase output per mass that is more compatible with the mobile requirements of the system. Preliminary tests at reduced scale have shown the potential of the concept. Under the proposed effort, the innovative gasifier technology will be adapted to the Army need, and feasibility will be proven through analysis and tests on several feedstocks. Lastly, the performance and cost benefits of the concept will be quantified and the advantages of the concept over alternatives will be determined.
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ALTEX TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
244 Sobrante Way Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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