Bioenergy

LPP Combustion Demonstrates Renewable Energy for Gas Turbines

LPP Combustion, LLC recently demonstrated natural gas-level emissions using palm oil-based biodiesel during gas turbine combustor testing. The combustion of this palm oil-based biodiesel produced no net carbon dioxide.

Emissions of nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter were all typical of natural gas-level emissions achieved using current dry low emissions gas turbine combustion technology. LPP Combustion has an enabling technology that allows for the cleanest possible use of biodiesel and other liquid fuels in combustion devices without the use of post-combustion pollution-control equipment. LPP Combustion received a U.S. patent for technology in August 2006 that converts liquid fuels into a synthetic natural gas, called LPP gas, which can be burned in natural gas combustion systems with no modifications to the combustion hardware. Additional U.S. and worldwide patents are pending. The palm oil-based biodiesel was provided by Dynoil, with which LPP Combustion formed an alliance in November 2006 to market biodiesel and the LPP Combustion Technology to gas-turbine power-generating facilities. “The carbon credits generated with the use of renewable biofuels have a significant monetary value and are priceless to the world’s environment,” said Michael Ramotowski, Director of Operations of LPP Combustion. “LPP Combustion is the first company to provide a technology to simultaneously achieve natural gas level emissions with renewable liquid fuels and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions without post-combustion pollution control equipment.”