Feedstock flexibility is paramount to the long-term success of any biomass project. Unlike fossil energy projects, biomass projects often have shorter feedstock supply contracts. This emphasizes the need for technologies that can receive diverse sets of feedstocks over the life of the project. Radian's Novus gasifiers are capable of utilizing various feedstock types and particle sizes. This flexibility helps to reduce overall feedstock procurement risk and enables the use of regional and/or seasonal opportunity fuels. It also reduces the cost of processing feedstock prior to gasification. Many other gasification or biochemical processes have significant feedstock constraints related to biomass type, size and/or moisture content - reducing the ability to economically procure biomass and keep production costs low. This feedstock flexibility acts as an inherent fuel supply hedge.
Radian takes lower value feedstocks and converts them into higher value renewable energy or fuel and chemical products. Most ethanol produced around the world is derived from the food-based sources such as corn, wheat or sugarcane and biodiesel is manufactured using soy oil. Radian only pursues non-food feedstock sources to ensure that our biofuels and bioenergy never compete with food resources.
technology can utilize the following:
- Agricultural Residues
- Municipal Solid Waste
(MSW > RDF)
- Industrial Waste
- Scrap Tires
- Construction/Demolition Debris
- Biosolids (wastewater treatment sludge)
- Animal Wastes
If you have any questions about specific feedstocks please contact us.