Micro-organisms as the basis for a patented technology
Certain micro-organisms are capable of performing a water-gas shift reaction under anaerobic conditions at an ambient temperature and pressure. Q Power uses these micro-organisms in its developed and patented bio-based syngas upgrading technology.
The Q Power process involves a biological conversion of carbon to value-added products through gas fermentation. Carbon-rich waste gases and residues are transformed into biohydrogen and biomethane, providing a novel approach to carbon capturing and reusage.
Our technology can make use of poorly degradable biomass
A significant portion of biomass is poorly degradable, meaning it cannot be converted with micro-organisms. Q Power’s novel syngas-to-biomethane technology enables us to produce biomethane from vast new sources, like straw and wood, or even plastic.
The cost of biological water-gas shift process is lower than the traditional catalytic conversion route due to the elimination of the need for a reformer and the expensive equipment required for the thermochemical process. While traditional catalytic conversion route requires high temperatures and pressure, our process is biological and therefore occurs at lower temperatures without additional pressure. Moreover, Q Power technology allows syngas upgrading directly without the need for syngas purification.
We utilize microbes isolated from marshland to produce biomethane from hydrogen and carbon dioxide in our unique bioreactors. Biomethane can then be utilized as a transportation fuel by itself or be further refined into renewable energy.
The gasification process creates a gas mixture called syngas (i.e. synthesis gas, wood gas) from any carbon-containing material and can be used as a fuel by itself.