Bionic & Smeral at the international trade fair MSV 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic
The Bionic Group specializes in transformation technologies for biomass and other carbonaceous feedstock into liquid and solid fuel fractions. This includes feedstock like municipal solid waste (MSW), plastic waste, scrap tires, energy crops and organic waste materials.
Bionic’s Fuel Technologies are all centered around the commercial application of advanced microwave technology to alternative fuel production processes. In most cases microwaves are complemented by the latest in catalyst development available today.
An mf60d demonstration plant (late 2013)
The Bionic µfuel technology works at temperatures below 350°C. The resulting light oils (µcrude) can be used as a generator fuel, blendstock or further upgraded to standard diesel and jetfuel. In addition a valuable dry µchar is produced. It has excellent high-calorific properties and can be used for various biochar applications, from solid fuel to a carbon sequestering soil amendment. Bionic has developed its own µchar based organic fertilizer and soil amendment, Bionic µsoil, which is able to remove large quantities of carbon from the atmosphere for thousands of years. In fact, this product makes the complete Bionic µfuel process carbon negative if used with biomass feedstock.
A related liquefaction technology (µCTL) converting coal, such as lignite or gasification char residues to liquid fuels is also under development.
Typical µfuel plants have a capacity per hour of up to 4 tons of dry biomass or 2-4 tons of MSW high calorific fractions. Feedstock is converted to 1-2 tons of liquid fuel per hour. Processing of high calorific plastic & tire waste may result in significantly higher liquid yields compared to biomass. Adapted µfuel technology allows also the processing of oil sludge from refinery residues and the decontamination of oil-polluted soil. The smallest decontamination units can be installed in standard flip-containers for mobile use.
The Bionic µfuel technology has been developed over many years and large numbers of different feedstock have been tested successfully on the laboratory level. Compared to other depolymerization systems offered µfuel has numerous advantages resulting in higher yields, extremely low catalyst consumption (<0,5%) and significantly better oil quality than all other commonly known pyrolysis systems. Custom designed, extended lifetime microwave units supporting the HF field modulation components specifically developed for µfuel's "in-the-pellet micro reactors", transforming feedstock into hydrocarbons in a single step pathway make all the difference.
µfuel systems are now available in various sizes, ranging from 1,000 ltr. µcrude output per hour up to clustered systems with more than 20,000 liters/hour capacity.
Around the microfuel system several cutting edge technologies have been developed by Bionic R&D:
redundant vacuum systems to achieve optimal vacuum levels
desulfurization systems, using ionic salts, for upgrading to ultral-low-sulphur fuel
distillation systems for separation of phenols and organic acids from biocrude
effective microwave driven, biomass fed hydrogen generators
microwave driven hydrotreaters for oil stabilization
microwave driven liquefaction reactors for lignite char or coal to fuel processing
adaptation of solid state microwaves are in development for significantly longer lifetime and less maintenance
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Bionic Laboratories BLG GmbH
Phone: +49 6152 8697450