Technology data

Name of technology 1) C-POWER Plant
2) SH Dryer (SHD)
Field of the technologyMajor category
6, 7
Conceivable applications Waste disposal and Energy production
Waste: Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Biomass, Plastics, and Every kind of organic waste
Energy: Electricity, Fuel-gas, and Heat
Performance 1. C-Power plant
The electricity generating process based on current technologies is to incinerate MSW, generate high-pressure steam, rotate the turbine, and generate electricity.
These technologies require:
a. MSW of 100 tons or more a day
b. Dioxine treatment process
c. Qualified persons handling high-pressure gas
d. Lower steam temperature ( leads to lower power generation efficiency below 20% for MSW of 100 tons)

C-POWER technology thermally decomposes MSW, generates the fuel gas, rotates the engine, and generates electricity.
This technology has the following advantages:
a. MSW of five tons a day is enough to operate plants
b. The Dioxine treatment process is unnecessary
c. A special qualification person is unnecessary
d. Higher power generation efficiency around 30%

2. SH Dryer (SHD)
Current dryer technologies need:
a. The hopper and the feeder besides the dryer
b. The deodorization equipment
c. Fuels such as oil and natural gas for drying

SHD has the following advantages:
a. Because hoppers, dryers, and feeders for a plant are integrated, the cost of a plant is low.
b. The deodorization equipment is unnecessary.
c. The fuel for drying is unnecessary.
Technical maturity 1. C-POWER plant
1985 - Bench scale plant of pyrolysis
2000 Invention of Rotary Reactor (U-turn kiln)
2004 Pilot plant (20kg/h)
2006 Test plant (200kg/h)
2010 Commercial plant ( Biomass 2,000t/y)
2. SH Dryer
2009 Invention
2010 Commercial plant
Competitive advantage Performance
  • More than 80% energy recovery ratio
    (= Net produced energy / energy contained in waste)
Identification of competitive technology
  • Landfill & Incinerator
  • Power generation by steam turbine
Conceivable risk Fluctuation of waste collection