The Diesel Production Process
Green Peak’s waste-to-energy plants can be configured to produce renewable diesel fuel, in addition to electricity. The process begins with the removal of hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide (no waste streams generated) from the fuel gas after thermochemical conversion. The gas is then reformed with steam into synthesis gas in the presence of catalyst, and then transformed to liquid fuel using the Fisher-Tropsch Process. The liquid produced is distilled in an advanced fractionating column to refine blends of No. 2 diesel fuels. The CO2 captured during the process can also be used for commercial purposes.
High Quality Bio-Diesel Fuel
Green Peak’s waste-to-diesel plants produce California Air Resource Board certified high grade (boiling point between 480-650°F), low-sulfur No. 2 diesel fuel. The fuel has a higher cetane (65-80) number compared to other No. 2 diesel fuels (50), which decreases wear and inefficient combustion in engine operation. The process features lower engine emissions due to low sulfur (Zero PPM) and nitrogen (<15 ppm) content, and outperforms conventional diesel fuel because of better API Gravity, Flash Point and Carbon residue content and does not degrade in storage.