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Monday, January 16, 2012

System Integration and Synergy

Combining Technologies to Increase Usefulness and Value

BTOLA Indirectly fired gas turbine technology

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Vfos product is prepared for shipment to power plants
Vfos product is prepared for shipment to power plants

  • Reduces emissions dramatically.
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  • Total recycling - residue is then re-used.
  • Creates opportunities, high job creation.
  • No costly infrastructure changes needed.

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Vfos contains no dangerous chemicals and has a near-zero sulphur reading of 0.001%, with ash content of 0.9% to coal's 15%.

Australia's largest solar thermal research hub

BTOLA Indirectly fired gas turbine technology
Technology Overview
BTOLA converts existing proven gas turbines to indirectly fired gas turbine engines allowing them to run on Biomass, waste products and other fuels lowering fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

This is accomplished by

  • Removing existing combustion chamber
  • Installing BTOLA combustion chamber
  • Installing BTOLA start-up combustor
  • Installing BTOLA heat exchangers
  • Utilizing BTOLA heat recovery
  • Installing BTOLA control system

Cleaner Fuel Options
The gas turbine has been tested and achieved excellent results with these alternative fuels.

Why ?
Because the BTOLA solution is up to 70% cheaper to purchase, install and operate.
Capital Cost – Purchase and Installation costs over competing technology to utilize cheaper fuels

BTOLA IFGT $2 - $3 / Watt
Gasification and turbine or IC engine      $7 / Watt
Boiler and steam turbine $6 / Watt

Operating Costs
Regular Gas Turbine Fuels           BTOLA IFGT Fuels
Kerosene $25 / GJ Waste Biomass $ -2 - $0 / GJ (disposal cost avoidance)
Diesel $30 / GJ Energy crop Biomass      $2 / GJ
Natural Gas      $7 / GJ Coal $10 - $20 / GJ
LPG $20 / GJ      Municipal Waste $ -2 / GJ (disposal cost avoidance)

Australia's largest solar thermal research hub

CSIRO has designed and built Australia's largest solar thermal research facility which consists of a 30 metre high solar tower (the tallest in Australia) and high temperature receiver, and a 4000 square metre field of 450 heliostats. The facility is capable of concentrating solar energy at temperatures beyond 1000 ÂșC.

CSIRO will use the facility to develop and test one of the world’s most powerful solar air turbines to generate electricity from air and sunshine alone (almost all current systems require water as well as fossil fuel).

This 200 kiloWatt solar air turbine generates electricity which is then fed into the grid.

The pilot site covers an area of 4000 square metres and although this site is being used for research, a site of this size could generate enough electricity to power nearly 200 homes.

Integration of a solar thermal heliostat field with a BTOLA indirectly-fired gas turbine

The solar air turbine may be modified to operate as an indirectly-fired gas turbine.

The result is a solar thermal power station that can generate 200 kiloWatts of electricity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - on sunny days and cloudy days.

The BTOLA power generation system has lower fuel-costs because the solar thermal heliostat field is used to generate electricity during sunny periods.

The capital cost of the integrated system is lower than building 2 separate systems because they share the turbine and  200 kiloWatt generator.