Pyro Gasification Plants

Mobile PyroGasification plants are standard equipped with a dosing silo on top of the installation. The biochar is removed from the reactor with a screw conveyor, the syngas can be sent to flare for thermal use or used as a gaseous biofuel connected to a gas generator for electricity production.

Typical Yields

For feedstock with 23% moisture content the yields are typical:

Product w% of feed
Biochar 10%
Syngas 90%


Pyrotech Energy offers mobile units that can be taken to the source of the biomass. For the PyroGasification route we built the size of the reactor according to the customer’s specifications. In all occasions we built the unit in a 40ft container.

Capacity (MTPD feed in kg per hour Power Output Net(kWh) Thermal Energy Net(kWh)
100 100 337,5
200 200 675
300 300 1012.5
400 400 1350

Footprint of 40ft container =LxWxH 12×2,4×2,6m – Conversion ratio is based on wood waste with 23% moisture content and 15mm particle size. Typically, 1 kg provides 1 kWh of electricity and 3,375 kWh of thermal output.

To the unit, a top silo needs to be added which increases the height with 1 extra meter.

The syngas is typically sent to the flare for thermal applications or connect to a generator for electricity production or can directly be used to dry the biomass. The drying unit is outside the scope of the installation.

Option Gas Generator

The syngas can be used to feed the gas generator.

With the gas generator, the mobile unit can be made self-supporting in its electricity usage. The unit is LPG started and when the syngas is produced the gas generator takes over the electrical power requirement. No diesel or connection to the electrical grid is required.

With the gas generator, the mobile unit is a net producer of electricity.

Feed system

The PyroGasification unit is standardly equipped with a top silo for biomass feeding. This silo can either be manually fed but one is advised to use a large upfront silo, according to the size of the unit for continuous operation.

The silo must be fed with biomass with a typical size between 5<x<15 mm and 23% moisture content.

Labor Requirement

The PyroGasification unit requires one person to operate. When an upfront silo is used this person needs to fill this silo 1x/day and replace the production storage for the solid bio-chemicals (biochar) tanks when they are full.

The operation of the unit is by touch screen panel using built-in start-up, operation and shutdown logic.

The decision about installing PyroGasification units on a mobile configuration is driven by multiple factors including project location, timing, permitting, operational schedule and local labour costs.

Mobile pyrolysis plants provide several advantages related on quick installation, facilitated transport and modular construction of the plant. This type of plant is suitable for fast, often temporary applications designed to be moved or rearranged after a time-period, shipped or stored long-term. Because of its portable and standardized construction, Pyrotech Energy mobile units also have a small footprint recommended for limited space areas, projects constraining non-interference in local infrastructure and avoiding costs for investments requiring building work or remaining under particular law regulations.

The PyroGasification are by nature flexible, versatile, turnkey operations (plug & play) and could be easily applied either as a portable solution or in a bolt in configuration with their compact design avoiding building costs or civil works and can be very easily scaled up in a parallel formation to meet the demand of feedstock process. These units are ideal on utilising waste streams for conversion into renewable energy to supplement energy demands or eliminating power bills for the agribusinesses or paper mills that have 24/7 energy demands through process facilities,

Interested in the production of gaseous biofuels for the production of 24/7 renewable energy and bio-chemicals through our mobile PyroGasification plant utilising 2nd generation PyroGasification technology without utilising a catalyst and without producing any waste streams and optimising your waste streams? Get in contact with us through our request form in our contact page for gaseous biofuels and bio-chemical production.


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