[Gasification] 2 MWe Gasifier at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
mark at ludlow.com
Mon Jun 25 03:42:23 CDT 2012
I appreciate the scale of Nexterra's projects: big enough to be real. Of course, they could trip-up on a truly large project that was expected to be more than just a feel-good accomplishment (they've been good at skimming-off the cream, so far). But they smell real, somehow; the UBC plant looks great from the air! I'll bet it looks great, close-up, also. Good engineering has a natural esthetic appeal.
I'm not troubled that their capital cost/kW is unrealistic; At least, for now, their systems are performing above projections. Range Fuel they are not.
Now that's refreshing news!
From: Tom Miles [mailto:tmiles at trmiles.com]
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2012 8:50 PM
To: 'Discussion of biomass pyrolysis and gasification'; mark at ludlow.com
Subject: RE: [Gasification] 2 MWe Gasifier at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
> Nice, pricey system.
We find that the ones that are actually running all seem to be pricy. While we get estimates and budget quotes for 0.5-1 MWe systems at $4,000-$6,000/kWe, the ones that are actually running at 2MWe are $8,000-$10,000/kWe. The exceptions are the Sakata and Ankur gasifiers in Thailand.
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