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1. (WO2017068188) ENERGY GENERATION SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/068188    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/075563
Publication Date: Fri Apr 28 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Oct 25 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: C10J 3/72
C10J 3/86
Applicants: CLEAN THERMODYNAMIC ENERGY CONVERSION LIMITED
Inventors: BURNS, Michael, Alan
BURNS, Paul, Andrew
Title: ENERGY GENERATION SYSTEM
Abstract:
An energy generation system for generating energy from waste product, the system comprising: a gasifier which includes a primary chamber for receiving waste product and includes at least one air inlet and at least one gas outlet, wherein the gasifier is controlled, in a first mode of operation, to heat the waste product to extract syngas or synthetic gas from the waste product and deliver a stream of syngas through the at least one gas outlet, and subsequently, in a second mode of operation, following extraction of syngas from the waste product, to burn the waste product to provide a stream of heated gas and deliver the stream of heated gas through the at least one gas outlet; a combustor which includes at least one gas inlet which is fluidly connected to the at least one gas outlet of the primary chamber, at least one air inlet and at least one gas outlet, wherein the combustor is controlled, in a first mode of operation, to burn the stream of syngas which is delivered from the primary chamber in the first mode of operation of the gasifier to generate a stream of heated gas through the at least one gas outlet of the combustor, and, in a second mode of operation, delivers the stream of heated gas which is delivered from the primary chamber in the second mode of operation of the gasifier through the at least one gas outlet of the combustor; a gas tempering unit which includes a first inlet which is fluidly connected to the at least one gas outlet of the combustor and receives the stream of heated gas therefrom, a second inlet through which a supplemental supply of gas, having a temperature lower than that of the stream of heated gas from the combustor, is delivered, and an outlet through which a tempered stream of heated gas is delivered, wherein the gas tempering unit tempers the stream of heated gas as delivered from the combustor by mixing that stream of heated gas with the supplemental supply of gas; and a superheated fluid generator which receives the tempered stream of heated gas from the gas tempering unit, and generates a superheated fluid from a working fluid.