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24 Apr

Ammonia

Dig into how FastOx gasification produces ammonia, a crucial fertilizer ingredient. Production Sierra Energy’s FastOx gasification system utilizes hydrogen, nitrogen, and the Haber-Bosch reaction to produce ammonia (NH3). For ammonia production, syngas is treated via a water-gas shift (WGS) reaction to sequester out the hydrogen. Once it has run through the WGS reactor and the appropriate purity has […]

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24 Apr

Hydrogen

Learn how FastOx gasification makes this potential “fuel of the future”. Production Hydrogen (H2) can be efficiently generated from the syngas produced by FastOx gasification. H2 is one of the easiest renewable products to be formed as the high-quality Syngas from FastOx systems contains around 25% by volume of H2 (exact quantities depend on feedstock used). These levels can be further improved via […]

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24 Apr

Diesel & Other Fischer-Tropsch Liquids

Discover how to make clean diesel and other liquid fuels using FastOx gasification. Production Sierra Energy produces diesel and gasoline products using Fischer-Tropsch (FT) systems on the back end of our FastOx gasifiers. FT systems convert syngas through a series of chemical reactions over a catalysts (typically cobalt and iron) to produce sulfur-free and aromatic-free renewable diesel. The diesel […]

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24 Apr

Electricity

Explore the electrifying opportunity available in power production, the easiest end product to make using FastOx gasification. Equipment The type of electrical power production system placed in combination with a FastOx gasifier system depends on many parameters specific to each project. The system could ultimately include any combination of internal combustion (IC) generation set (genset), gas turbine, steam cycle, […]

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24 Apr

Inert Stone Products

Learn about the vitrified inert stone that can be used as a construction material. What are Inert Stone Products? Sierra Energy sees tremendous value in the inert stone byproduct produced in its gasification system. Inert stone is a collection of inorganic materials and metals that are not driven off into the gasifier syngas. They collect in molten […]

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24 Apr

Syngas

Explore synthesis gas, the primary product of FastOx gasification, its uses, and the specific type seen in the FastOx process. What is Syngas? Syngas, short for “synthesis gas”, is a term used to describe a gas consisting primarily of carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2). This energy-dense gas is similar in application to natural gas in […]

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24 Apr

How does the System Handle Moisture?

Sierra Energy’s FastOx gasification manages the most abundant substance on the planet. Overview Rain is the main source of water in waste in landfills and material recovery facilities but some moisture is inherently present in all waste, particularly in biomass and organic wastes. The moisture content of waste poses one of the more prominent issues in […]

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24 Apr

Complex Waste

FastOx® gasification handles the most difficult waste. Learn what these wastes are and how they are processed. Intro Complex waste requires a myriad rigorous disposal techniques. Many of these methods only partially dispose of these waste streams, and, typically, have a negative impact on the environment.   Sierra Energy‘s FastOx gasification systems provide a simple alternative to […]

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24 Apr

Biomass Gasification

Biomass is one of the most significant renewable feedstock FastOx gasification can accept. Find out why it makes such a great material for the process. What is Biomass? Biomass is organic matter, such as plant material and animal waste, that can be used as a source of fuel. Through its vast stores of chemical energy generated […]

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24 Apr

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

MSW, the most abundant waste form on the planet, is an ideal feedstock for FastOx gasification. Learn what constitutes MSW, where it comes from, and why it is great for FastOx gasification. What is MSW? Municipal solid waste (MSW) is defined by the EPA as waste containing everyday items “such as product packaging, grass clippings, […]

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