Our processes are Profitable, Clean & Sustainable Changing Liabilities (Waste) to Assets (Energy - Ethanol)

The Technology

The process of turning biomass (celluloses) to the saccharides by weak acid hydrolysis prior to making ethanol has been used in the United States and elsewhere for over 80 years, using small scale plants with heating under pressure in multiple batch tanks above ground.

The Genesyst system updates this process by using a deep shaft in which hangs the GPV. This is an annulus of pipes freely hanging inside the external shaft under vacuum seal. After receipt and shredding of the biomass it is mixed with water and cleaned. The cleaned biomass enters the outer annulus of the GPV passing downwards accumulating pressure and at the bottom a catalyst (weak acid) is added to instigate the disassociation of the celluloses to the saccharides, or sugars.

The process is highly exothermic. The temperature quickly rises to 235+ Celsius, its density changes and the mixture, which is now sugar based starts to rise up the inner pipe. The acid is immediately neutralised, and as the mixture continues to rise, driven upwards by the following colder feed mix, it transfers heat through the wall of the inner pipe to the descending raw materials in the outer annulus of the GPV.
At the surface the sugar mixture is then cleaned and forwarded for conversion to ethanol ready for sale. The system is sealed to prevent any environmental pollution.

Ethanol produced from biomass waste eliminates the production of further green house gases (GHG) arising from waste, and when used as a substitute for the refined fossil fuels petrol and diesel it offers a further reduction in the emission of GHG giving additional benefits to the environment.
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