TECHNOLOGY


TECHNOLOGY

The climate change is still one of the most-themed topics of EU policy. The provisions of the Kyoto protocol proved to be insufficient to guarantee that the global temperature rise is below 2°C. To achieve this, the world must stop the greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2050 compared with year 2010. The demand for solutions which will significantly reduce the emissions, CO2 in particular, is therefore very high. This creates the perfect timing for a technology which guarantees the reduction by about 18% for carbon-based fuels and 8% on average for hydrogen-based fuels. Its invention was possible due to the advancement of basic research on elementary particles. The scientific evidence confirming the effect of electromagnetic excitation on the course of the reaction is a strong scientific foundation for our technology . Strong market demand and on the other side scientific evidence for effectiveness of our technology where a trigger for us to proceed with research, validation and commercialisation.

ACTIVATORS TECHNOLOGY

The Activators technology is a breakthrough solution in reducing emissions. Its working principle is based on electromagnetic excitation of carbon and hydrogen atoms. Thanks to that it is versatile and can be used for all types of fuel – fossil as well as alternative. Electromagnetic extrication results in increase of the fuel caloric value - the same amount of energy can the thus produced using less fuel.

 

The saving is 18% on average for carbon-based fuels and 8% on average for hydrogen-based fuels. This translates into emission reduction (CO2, NOx, SO2, HCl, HF, PM2,5, PM10) and cost savings for power plants and other entities from energy sector. Apart from the high efficiency, the Activators technology is versatile regarding fuel feed and combustion method. It works uninfluenced by the surroundings and despite unfavourable operational conditions like humidity or temperature. Simultaneously the intensity and frequency of the emitted electromagnetic is fully safe for humans and the environment. 

SIMPLE SOLUTION

Activators are a simple solution for energy industry EU and United Nations (UN) requirements - new regulations in the area of abatement of air pollution - BAT (best available techniques)  come in force in 2021. 


Based on those discoveries we have developed our Activator. It’s the first in the world industrial device which can increase the caloric value of fuel. It also leads to lower amount of produced wastes and reduction of carbon footprint related to transportation of the fuel to power stations. Moreover, low energy requirements make the Activators highly efficient. Activators do not influence the work of the installation – the required activation time is only 15 seconds and is obtained through cumulative exposure of all installed Activators.


Furthermore, in comparison with competitive solutions, our technology is much more universal. It can be implemented in every operational condition, regardless to boiler’s construction or method and speed of fuel feed. Activators don't need any specific construction’s adaptations or operational conditions. Their activity stays at the same level, despite atmospheric conditions, like humidity or temperature, which means, that the Activators can be installed in both indoor and outdoor fuel conveyors, as a “plug and play” devices. Above mentioned features directly translate to low costs of implementation and exploitation.

COMPLIMENTARY

The Activators technology is to a significant extent complimentary with other emission reduction technologies available on the market but simultaneously it differs in many features. Activator will be a portable plug& play device. Its implementation requires insignificant changes in coal transportation lines. Other available technologies require construction works and influence the energy production process. This translates into high cost and long implementation period in comparison to our technology.


As mentioned before our technology does not substitute other alternative solution but is complimentary. Compared to them the main advantages of our Activators are their multi-purpose nature and effectiveness in reduction of emission of all harmful combustion products by lowering the amount of fuel, which needs to burnt in order to reach expected level of power generation. What needs to be highlighted, Activators' implementation does not lead to considerable modification of power units and does not cause the lowering of their final efficiency. These features lead directly to higher than competitor’s economic viability of the solution – our products not only increase the profitability of power production, but also deliver other profits, like lowering the amount of combustion wastes and decreasing the carbon footprint related to fuel’s transportation. Furthermore, our solution is a low-cost technology, both in the implementation and maintenance and requires just 6 months to complete the installation – impossible for competitors.

OTHER FUELS


With regards to general trends of retiring from coal-based power production, Goodway is developing, similar solutions for other power sectors – based on natural gas, biomass and wastes. It is related with increasing importance of those sources in worldwide power production. 


Global natural gas demand is growing, in 2018 it increased by 4,9% compared to 2017, rising to 3922 billion cubic meters. 9% of that amount was related to electricity production . Considering, that natural gas is a fuel much “cleaner” than coal, it may be concluded, that in the future that demand will be still growing. Natural gas is a versatile fuel and its growth is partly linked to its environmental benefits (relative to other fossil fuels), particularly for air quality, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. Only in US, it is expected that the share of U.S. total utility scale electricity generation from natural gas-fired power plants will rise from 34% in 2018 to 37% in 2019 and to 38% in 2020 . 


Similar prognoses are made for renewable energy resources: biomass and wastes. In 2018, the capacity of biomass power plants was estimated for 130 GW . What’s more, bioenergy – solid, liquid or gas fuels – is the largest growing source in renewable consumption over the period from 2018 to 2023 and will account for 30% of the growth in renewable consumption in this period . In turn, worldwide there is 2,430 waste treatment plants with more than 4,500 incineration units worldwide (another more than 1,000 projects are planned) . 

WORLDWIDE NEED FOR ACTIVER.ECO

Growing demand for the Activators technology will be a result of two global trends: a) growing global electricity demand and b) intensified efforts to mitigate the negative effect of the energy production on the environment. Constant social and economic development translate into increasing global electricity demand - in 2018 it increased by 4%, reaching 26 700 TWh , About 38% of generated electricity is coming from coal .


What’s more - 9 out of 10 biggest polluters in Europe are coal-fired power stations  (both hard coal a lignite). At the same global actions oriented on reduction of carbon dioxide’s and other air pollutants’ emission will be further intensifying. One of the examples is introduction of the new BAT reference document for large power plants, which comes into force in 2021.


It will impose new obligations in the area of pollution emission levels. The producers, which do not comply those legal requirements will have to be closed. It creates an urgent need to develop and commercialise new environment-friendly technologies, which could be implemented in different types of coal-fired power plants in order to reduce the carbon dioxide and toxic emissions. Simultaneously, every implemented solution must be also economically viable. Solutions currently available on the market do not full fill the needs of the coal-based power industry. This creates a great chance for the ActiverEco technology with its unique set of functionalities and characteristic.