Using waste materials to generate on-site heat and power

In the past, technologies capable of converting waste materials into electricity have either been huge, cathedral scale incineration plants or unreliable, dirty and inefficient small-scale combustion systems.

When is a waste not a waste?

Handling, transporting and treating waste materials can be a complex and expensive business.

Refgas…all our energy is stored in a shed!

Whilst energy storage mechanisms have improved dramatically over recent times, e.g. hi-tech battery storage being a prime example………….with a Refgas gasification and CHP plant, all you need is a nice, roomy shed in which to store your feedstock.

Where there’s waste…there’s watts!

Refgas has refined its innovative CHP process over a decade or more, to provide energy-hungry clients with an efficient and cost effective solution for their heat, cooling and power needs.

Refgas……a team to take gasification from the drawing board to the market

Years ago, when incineration became a dirty word, many companies sprang up, developing a variety of advanced thermal processes, including pyrolysis, gasification and many variations on the theme, as a way of converting waste-derived materials into valuable heat and electricity. In theory, these techniques could be both cleaner and more efficient than traditional combustion or […]

Renewable, on-site heat and power generation…around the clock

Continuous power generation isn’t always available from the cleanest and greenest renewable energy technologies. Whilst wind and solar power provide valuable outputs, they must be supplemented by energy storage systems or other types of generators, to provide 24/7 availability for our energy-hungry, round-the-clock economy. Not so with gasification. This process can operate continuously, often using […]

A clean, green power station…built on an acre of land?

With modular technology, capable of converting combustible solid wastes into clean heat and power, Refgas Ltd is one of a new breed of energy technology companies capable of 24/7 generation, without reliance upon government subsidies or clean, green energy tariffs to make it pay. “Getting paid to receive our fuel certainly helps to make this […]

Gasification… it’s been around for a while!!

When it was first discovered that “town gas” could be manufactured by heating coal, peat or wood back in the late 18th Century, it created a revolution in street lighting and then in gas production and storage for domestic and industrial use. Whilst lamplighters are no longer employed to walk the streets and light up […]

Syngas…a clean, green solution for MW scale CHP

Whilst it burns with a blue flame, syngas’ credentials are quite definitely green. This synthesis gas, produced by applying a thermal process to biomass or combustible waste-derived materials, is a hydrogen-rich gas which, although unsuitable for exporting directly to the gas network, makes an exceptional fuel to power traditional reciprocating engines, generating both heat and […]

Making your own power…what’s the recipe?

Whether your business buys its power from the grid or has its own gas or oil-fired CHP system, the price you actually pay for heat and electricity will depend upon various matters outside of your control… the vagaries of fuel prices, the method of generation, the state and capacity of your local network, as well […]