A business unit of Europlasma Group

CHO Power is a gasification process to produce
electricity from waste and biomass

Our technology

CHO Power enables to produce more electricity from the same source:

The electrical efficiency of CHO Power can reach 35-40%, compared to 18-20% of a combustion cycle and steam turbine. CHO Power Facility is a real power plant generated locally in a reliable and constant manner.

The process allows a fuel made from waste without the « nuisance »

The CHO Power plants accept a wide range of fuels, from non-hazardous ordinary industrial, commercial or domestic waste as well as refusal of ground vehicles to the most prepared biomass.

The waste is turned into gas which is filtered by a bag filter before being injected into the engines. At chimney we find the result of the clean gas combustion.

The process does not generate dioxin nor furane through the use of high temperature (1200°C) and in the absence of oxygen.

A typical plant avoids 40,000 tons of waste per year to landfill.

Local and compact power plants for a sustainable management of waste:

The fuel comes from local resources: waste and biomass are collected around the plant. The plants are adapted to a reasonable supply basin with local flows.

This type of plant does not encourage the production of waste and is not opposed to good practice of sorting and recycling.

The process

The process

The CHO Power process declines in

3 main
stages

Fuel preparation

The waste is crushed and mixed (the heavy inert parts and metals are taken away) in order to obtain an homogeneous fuel which is stored in a buffer zone.

From fuel to gas

The mixture is introduced in the gasifier to be transformed into gas. The gas is afterwards brought to high temperature to be refined (tars cracking). This operation is indispensable for using the gas into gas engines. It is then cooled down and filtrated. At the end of this stage, a clean commercial syngas is obtained.

Electricity and heat production

The clean syngas is injected in gas engines generating electricity. Heat from the process is recovered in a steam turbine to produce additional electricity. Finally, the residual heat of the entire plant is recovered to feed eg a heating network.