Solid Fossil Fuels and Biomass to Energy

Gen2 energy conversion technologies are generally designed to process any carbon based feedstock and unlock its potential energy, delivering cost effective conversion to electricity or fuels.

Proprietary conversion techniques can process multiple feedstocks, including ones that have traditionally required complex conversion mechanisms or which are environmentally challenging into power and/or fuels with emissions consistent with best available control technology (BACT) and lower CO2 emissions.

Challenging Energy Conversion Materials

Examples which fall into the challenging materials category and which are difficult to convert to energy:

  • Coal

    Difficult to convert to energy

  • Waste Coal and Tailings

    Difficult to convert to energy

  • Refinery produced Petroleum Coke (Pet Coke)

    Difficult to convert to energy

  • Food waste and other organics

    Difficult to convert to energy


  • Non Traditional Fuels To Energy_refinery Gen2


    Conversion of existing, marginal or failing coal plants to Gen2’s technology could truly anchor an “America First” energy plan and is part of the new Administration’s stated goal of revitalizing the coal industry and better utilizing US Coal Industry assets, while still protecting the environment. Use of all of America’s natural resources including coal and its existing electricity and transmission infrastructure will provide thousands of quality jobs and improve local economies and their tax bases while being environmentally friendly.

    Gen2 has proposed solutions, employing C6 Technologies’ expertise, patented technology, proprietary methodologies and equipment for efficient conversion of marginal or shuttered grid connected coal fired power plants to proven pyrolysis based projects that can be economically dispatched to continue to use coal as a baseload resource. A Gen2 technology retrofit would be classified as a major modification to any existing facility, triggering New Source Review (NSR). However,  post conversion, the plant will be in full compliance with BACT, thereby making NSR  a non-issue.

    Gen2’s technology increases overall plant efficiency, both electrical and thermal to 85-88% through coal drying, more complete coal conversion, and the utilization of essentially all waste heat. Post conversion, dispatch heat rates are competitive with new natural gas Combined Cycle Gas Turbines (CCGTs). CO2 is reduced to 1600 lbs per MWh, from a current average of 2,300 lbs per MWh now,  and other emissions, including particulate matter can be equal or less than CA standards for natural gas.

  • Non Traditional Fuels To Energy_waste Coal And Coal Tailings Gen2

    Waste Coal and Coal Tailings

    Gen2’s technologies operate with equal efficiency on waste coal, coal globules and coal fines, effectively removing complex contaminants and associated environmentally negative emissions. With Gen2 technology coal particulate emissions can be reduced to less than 10ug/m3, or 1/5 of CA standards, effectively eliminating a long standing health concerns associated with coal fired generation.

    The use of waste coal and coal tailings will result in lower feedstock and power costs and may reduce overall mining costs due to decreased cost of remediation. It also provides an additional low-cost fuel to power America’s energy arsenal. Efficiency of these processes is directly related to BTU content, moisture content and other compositional attributes of the waste coal process, but will generally be cost effective without subsidies.

  • Non Traditional Fuels To Energy_Coal Gen2 Solution

    Refinery Produced Pet Coke

    Gen2’s advanced processing techniques can unleash more energy from Petroleum Coke (Pet Coke), which is a low value product of some refineries. Conversion of Pet Coke to on-road, and eventually aviation, fuels can be accomplished while removing the contaminants currently associated with fuels of this composition. Taking advantage of Gen2’s technical prowess will allow refineries to realize greater energy value for their products, resulting in greater economic returns by achieving higher, more consistent, values for Pet Coke’s inherent BTU content.