Cogent Energy Systems
Cogent Energy Systems’ proprietary HelioStorm™ Gasifier is a game-changing ultra-high-temperature gasifier that reliably and efficiently converts 1-4 tons per day of virtually any type of carbonaceous feedstock, such as biomass or municipal solid waste, into an extremely clean synthesis gas composed primarily of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. The HelioStorm Gasifier accomplishes this with low capital cost, no harmful air emissions, and a very compact physical footprint. Leveraging the unmatched conversion efficiency of Cogent’s innovative Ionic Gasification™ processing technology, the gas produced by the HelioStorm Gasifier can be used without further upgrading to make electricity or fuel.
The HelioStorm Gasifier opens doors for project developers to deliver end-to-end waste-to-energy systems for a wide variety of customers. The HelioStorm Gasifier can also cleanly process hazardous waste, plastics, and medical waste, and remove impurities from the output products of other current conversion technologies.
Cogent’s next generation waste-to-energy technology has been developed in Cogent’s own R&D facilities in Idaho Falls. Cogent holds licenses to the underpinning patents developed by Cogent’s Chief Scientist while he was at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Cogent has a patent pending on current innovations.
Cogent has designed, constructed, and successfully demonstrated, at full scale, the core WTE capabilities of the HelioStorm Gasifier, and has confirmed the clean, energy-rich characteristics of its syngas in projects with INL and the US Navy. Engineering and deployment of a commercial system is currently underway.