Syngas Products’ has its own demonstration facility at Canford, in Dorset, which uses the second generation of the Company’s technology. The Canford Energy Recovery Facility is running demonstration trials on a 10,000 tpa input and 0.8MWe pre-production modular unit. The pre-production unit is the product of an extensive R&D programme that began in 2013 to prove the production of clean renewable syngas from a wide range of feedstocks.
The R&D programme initially involved 3 independent test rigs. In 2016, the 3 independent test rigs were relocated and incorporated into a fully integrated system, referred to as the pre-production unit, which includes some new and modified elements.
The pre-production unit at Canford is processing Refuse-Derived Fuel and producing a clean renewable syngas, which is being supplied to a spark ignition gas engine for electricity generation and export.
Planning permission and grid connection are in place to expand the facility up to 100,000tpa / 8MWe with the potential for private wire power sales. Due to the modular nature of the technology, multiple clean syngas units can be manufactured off-site, pre-fabricated units can be installed and commissioned over a 9-12 month period, which allows phased project delivery. A scale-up of the Canford plant is planned over the coming years.