An Aurelia® A400 unit destined to operate on syngas has been shipped out from Aurelia’s factory in Lappeenranta to Taiwan. After its long sea voyage from northern Europe to eastern Asia, the A400 unit will be hauled by road to the operational site in Taoyuan, located on the island’s northern end.
Taiwanese GAMA and Aurelia are eager to get the A400 commissioned and burning the gas produced by the gasification process. GAMA's business strategy of converting waste to energy includes the A400 as a key enabler because competing gas engines cannot operate on the produced syngas.
Syngas, or synthesis gas, is a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, in various ratios. The gas often contains some carbon dioxide and methane.
Small and efficient gas turbines made by Aurelia are fuel flexible. They can use syngas, hydrogen, biogas as well as other renewable and non-standard fuels.