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How the CDS Solution Works


How It Works

CDS systems are semi-mobile and containerized consisting of a pyrolysis module integrated with the necessary components to ensure continuous, turnkey operation. What is pyrolysis, you may be wondering, and how does it work?

Pyrolysis is a type of thermochemical process that involves feeding feedstocks to temperatures between 250-800 degrees C in an oxygen free environment.  See illustrations below.

In the words of one expert: System Flow image"The biomass is essentially ‘cooked’ [but not burned] until various lignin and cellulose products breakdown to produce a hydrogen-rich fuel stream that can either be combusted or condensed for energy generation.  The high-carbon product that remains is biochar which has essentially been mined of hydrogen.”

- Dr. John Gaunt, Cornell University

An impressive variety of feedstocks can be continuously fed into the inlet and broken down into a stream of products and coproducts, each with substantial market value. See the production process illustration below for a description of the various stages of operation these systems use in practice.

This technology is fully mature and ready for immediate application.

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CDS Production Model


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Once operational, a full-sized unit produces its own power plus an additional 700KW for local or grid consumption, or the syn gas can be condensed into bio-oil (also called "pyrolysis oil") for transport.  Systems can be relocated, if that becomes necessary, protecting the owner’s asset value.

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