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3i Energy System Difference: A Fact Sheet
The 3i Energy System, a
uniquely designed biomass conversion system power plant, is a product of
forty years of commercial gasification experience. The facts
presented here are more than mere claims, some describe the 3i Energy
System, and others are excerpted from operators' logs
and independent test reports.
The 3i Energy System is a precision designed and built biomass
conversion system that has, through its versatility, unmatched
efficiency and environmental friendliness, helped revitalize a two
hundred year old technology to a point where it is the preferred method
to convert wood waste, chips, CCA, green matter, MSW, sewage sludge and
most organic based feedstocks to electricity and heat,
The 3i Energy System is a fixed bed, linear hearth, downdraft gasifier.
This fact, alone, ensures a high quality gas suitable for any
application, including fuel for internal combustion engines, turbines
and heat applications.
Fact 3 The
3i Energy System has no moving parts. It is fabricated to rigid
specifications and from the highest quality stainless steel by skilled
craftsman. Because of its exceptional precision, quality materials and
craftsmanship, each 3i Energy System has an expected lifetime of thirty
to forty years, operating at 100%, twenty four hours a day, every day of
Fact 4 The
3i Energy System reaches optimum temperatures minutes after startup,
producing a high octane tar free gas. The high (1200 to 1300 C)
temperature ensures cracking of, otherwise undesirable compounds
including primary, secondary and tertiary tars thus ensuring an
environmentally friendly producer gas.
Fact 5 The
3i Energy System is the only biomass conversion system in the world that
is protected by, both, a “no risk” one year performance guarantee and a
fully supported 20 year warranty. Support is provided locally, from the
factory and through the twenty four hour monitoring system made possible
by the 3i Energy System Manager. The monitoring system also provides
twenty four hour support for the operator from anywhere in the world
through a cellular or internet connection.
Fact 6 The
3i Energy System employs a multi-stage “dry” gas cleaning system that
enables the gas to be cleaned and polished of all particulate material.
Fact 7 The
3i Energy System has its own two-stage “dry” gas cooling system,
employed when the producer gas is designated as a fuel for an engine
alternator. The cooling system ensures the highest quality fuel at
the optimum temperature for each engine specification.
Fact 8 The
3i Energy System is capable of receiving a fuel feedstock of any
Fact 9 The
3i Energy System converts its feedstock at the rate of less than 1.25 kg
per kilowatt of electricity in the “gas only mode” and 0.8 kg per
kilowatt of electricity in the “dual fuel” mode. The rate of fuel
feedstock consumption savings, when compared to other commercial
gasifiers of a 1 MWe size, can result in more than 1,295 tonnes per
The higher rate of efficiency is due to innovations found only with the
3i Energy System, the result of years of dedicated research and
development with the architecture of the system and the science of the
The 3i Energy System is fully automated and may be monitored, accessed
and controlled remotely from the control panel, cellular telephone or
internet connection. Although fully automated any and or all phases of
the operation of the 3i Energy System may be easily controlled manually
Fact 11 It
is not necessary to shut down the 3i Energy System during ash removal.
The ash removal process is automatic and continuous.
The 3i Energy System produces between one quarter and one half of one
percent ash. This compares favorably to the industry standard of between
one and two percent.
Each 3i Energy System undergoes rigorous testing prior to certification
for shipment and at the project site. At our factory, each unit
undergoes two 24 hour nonstop tests and a 100 hour nonstop
“certification” test. On site in the final testing each unit is
subjected to another 24 hour nonstop test and a final 100 hour nonstop
“system integration” test before being turned over as fully
The versatility of the 3i Energy System may be found in its ability to
gasify many types of natural biomass or densified materials and in
various forms without system modifications or alterations. Example:
chunks, chips, briquettes and cubes.
The 3i Energy System is able to “fit” into any mechanical room, even in
a corner. Its analogous design and rectilinear footprint allows for a
variation of length width configurations.
The producer gas is clean and free of tar. The high octane gas is
suitable to use as fuel for engines, turbines, boilers, kilns, driers or
any one of many other applications. Our burners, nozzles and valves are
specifically engineered and constructed for any application employing a
3i Energy System.
The 3i power plants are capable of operating, at 100%, twenty four hours
a day, year round. This feature and all of the above are underwritten by
our “No Risk” Performance Guarantee and the many years of successful
operation protected by a Fully Supported 20 year warranty.
Each 3i power plant is a “turnkey” project, fully commissioned, anywhere
in the world. Each operator is thoroughly trained and fully supported
through the monitoring capabilities of the 3i Energy System Manager. In
other words, when our technicians complete commissioning, one push of a
button and your 3i Energy System is operating at 100%!