Southern Research Institute Micro-Thermochemical Waste to Energy Platform

Southern Research Institute
Durham, North Carolina
United States

Application Research Area:Biofuel Technologies
Development Stage:Proven Manufacturability
Technology Readiness Level:TRL 4
Technology Brief:Southern Research is developing a micro-scale waste to energy (WTE) system based on thermochemical conversion (gasification) of agricultural and municipal solid wastes into renewable electrical power, heating, and cooling. The concept will also integrate a Fischer-Tropsch reactor creating a microrefinery capable of producing renewable liquid fuels.