DESIGN AND BUILD POWER PLANTS

Cactus Green Biofuel

Padre Mariano 391 of 704

Providencia. Santiago, Chile

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ENERGY COMPARISON

 

Why use nopal ?.

 

The cactus has excellent molecular characteristics which allows to deliver a large amount of biogas in a very short time, in comparative terms for the same volume of biogas nopal degrades 5-10 times faster than animal manure, it allows a single computer is 5 to 10 times more productive. Also it not produces hydrogen sulfide which when burned in contact with air becomes sulfur oxides.

 

What is the yield per hectare?

 

Cactus is an extraordinary plant with a modern irrigation, two or three crops per year, can deliver continuously from 800 to 1,200 tons of biomass / year, in terms of energy equivalent to 35 kw / ha x 24 hx 365 days.

 

What is the cost of a standard project?

 

Assuming there is water and the land is suitable for development of nopal. For a project of 1 MW has cost some US1.500.000 including plantations, equipment, etc. facilities assessment, the payback assuming a value of power sale dollars US80 / MWh would be within 2 years. 

 

 

Table biogas energy compared with cactus

 

Product

Sell / Unid

Density kg./l

Calorific Power Kcal. / kg.

1 m3 of biogas  equals to:

Coal

Kg.

 

7.000

1.25 kg.

Charcoal

Kg.

 

7.000

1.25 kg.

Diesel oil

 Litro

0,84

10.900

0.80 l

Benzine

Litro

0,73

11.200

0.78 l

Paraffin

Litro

0,81

11.100

0.79 l

Liquiefied gas

kg.

0,55

12.100

0.73 kg.

Firewood

kg.

 

3.500

2.5 kg.

City gas

m3

 

9.600

0.92 m3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advantages of cactus

 

  • Continuous power generation 24 X 365 days.

  • Production of biogas and electricity.

  • No sulfur oxides or particulate.

  • Low maintenance.

  • Overall plant efficiency 80-90%

  • Generates soil, organic fertilizers.

  • Change the microclimate retaining water in the soil.

  • Extracts carbon dioxide atmosphere.

  • Lifespan 20 years.

  • Allows the sale of carbon credits.

  • Totally organic process

  • Fast implementation of project

  • Generates permanent jobs for sowing harvest, and process plants.

  • Allows the opening of new markets to be considered a green company that cares.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equivalent power

CROP

Efficiency

Fuel

Energy

Energy

Relative Energy Efficiency

( L/hect-year )

 

( Mcal/hect-year)

Kcal

Base: Nopal

Nopal (Opuntia)*

52.000 (*)

Biogas (*)

364.000

7.000 kcal / M3

100%

Palm

5.550

Biodiesel

51.393

9,260 Kcal / L

14%

Cocotero

4.200

Biodiesel

38.892

9.260 Kcal / L

11%

Higuerilla

2.600

Biodiesel

24.076

9.260 Kcal / L

7%

Avocado

2.460

Biodiesel

22.780

9.260 Kcal / L

6%

Jatropha

1.559

Biodiesel

14.436

9.260 Kcal / L

4%

Rape

1.100

Biodiesel

10.186

9.260 Kcal / L

3%

Soy

840

Biodiesel

7.778

9.260 Kcal / L

2%

Sugar cane

9.000

Bioethanol

45.000

5.000 Kcal /L

12%

Beet

5.000

Bioethanol

25.000

5.000 Kcal /L

7%

Yucca

4.500

Bioethanol

22.500

5.000 Kcal /L

6%

sweet sorghum

4.400

Bioethanol

22.000

5.000 Kcal /L

6%

Corn

3.200

Bioethanol

16.000

5.000 Kcal /L

4%

 (*) (M3 biogás/hect/año)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comparative nopal, wind and photovoltaic energy

Feature Nopal energy Wind energy Photovoltaic energy
Availability Continuous 24 X 365 days Irregular depending on the time of the day. Irregular depending on the time of the day.
Maintenance Under the conditions of operation, every two years painting. Shortage of personnel Bass, very few staff in normal conditions Bass, very few staff in normal conditions
Fault maintenance Fast, low -cost. Average staff Highly qualified with major failures, slow and costly repairs. Highly qualified with major failures, slow and costly repairs.
Type of generated energy Electric, biogas, thermal (hot water) Electric Electric
Power generation efficiency 80-90 % 30% of the installed capacity in land. 10-20% depending on the cost of cell
Duration of equipment and installations 15-20 years 20 years 10 years
Environmental benefit It generates soil, organic fertilizers. Change the microclimate to retain water the soil. Remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It allows the sale of carbon credits. Completely organic process It does not emit carbon dioxide. Neutral effect on the environment. It does not generate carbon dioxide.
Environmental damage Unknown High-impact on migratory routes of birds, noisy energy production because of the blades to the rotal. Construction of cells and batteries is highly polluting
Availability of spare parts Available in domestic market immediately. They must be imported They must be imported with the importer and distributor unit.
Time of study and implementation of project Short, 1 year Long, 8 years minimum to study winds Short 1 year.
Social benefit Generates permanent jobs for planting, harvest and process plants. It generates jobs in the mounting of equipment. It requires little maintenance and personnel. Applicable to small scale in marginal sectors.
Positive externalities Culturally the cultivation of the nopal is accepted and promoted by institutions of the State. Allow the opening of new markets being considered to be a green company that cares for the environment. Known and implemented on a global basis technology Attractive and widely known technology, widely positive image for their implementation.
Negative externalities Few built plants in the world, unknown. The money comes from the country to the factories in Europe mainly. The money is not invested in local human and   technological resources The batteries generate polluting toxic. The teams are fragile to impacts and damage. The money is not invested in local human and technological resources.
Installation installed KWh cost US1400 / KW (not include income for by-products and carbon credits) US2.500/KW US2.500 /KW
Return on investment 1 to 2 years 5-8 years 12-15 years

 

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