Resources

There are many excellent sources for information on the processes of pyrolysis and gasification and how they are being applied commercially today. Below are several.  Rubedo will continually add to this and update new sources of relevant information, including web pages, white papers, research and news. Some of the information, while useful, may be dated, and dates of publication should be considered. There is also a great deal of information put out on the internet by less reliable sources, and sometimes by credible but under-informed sources.  Rubedo encourages due diligence and continuing education for anyone wishing to learn more about these systems and processes.

 

MISCONCEPTIONS AND FACTS

Misconception:

Pyrolysis and Gasification are really incineration in disguise.

Fact:

There is no incineration in either Pyrolysis or Gasification. There are no emissions associated with either process, separately or combined Rubedo's pyrolytic gasification extracts energy from waste and underutilized resources in the form of ultra clean gaseous or liquid fuels. When those are converted to electricity or power, as in a generator, there are ultra low emissions, well below EPA thresholds.


Misconception:

Pyrolysis and Gasification can only work on wood, grasses or other bio-fuels.

Fact:

Any organic "feedstock" can be processed, including tires, plastics, paper, cardboard, human and animal waste, coal, wood, rubber, oil refinery waste, medical waste; virtually anything but metals, glass, rocks or dirt.


Misconception:

Pyrolytic Gasification is dangerous as it uses very high heats, explosive gases and dangerous processes.

Fact:

While the heats involved range from five hundred to twenty-five hundred degrees Fahrenheit, the coal, steel, petroleum and many other industries regularly use heats above four thousand degrees F very safely. Pyrolytic Gasification creates no explosive gases and involves very few moving parts and limited psi's of pressure.


Misconception:

Pyrolytic Gasification is a new and unproven technology that has failed to demonstrate productive or economic benefits.

Fact:

Only the applications for which this process is now being used are new. Pyrolytic gasification has been used in the oil, steel, coal and paper industries for decades. Now, with advances and upgrades in design, it is being applied to reduce landfills, human and animal waste and other underutilized resources. Rubedo's systems make every landfill a natural gas field, every animal waste lagoon a source of hydrogen or liquid fuels. Rubedo takes what was once considered "waste" and turns it into a valuable, under utilized resource.