The Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Test-bedding and Demonstration Funding Initiative (FI) aims to incentivise industry and IHLs to collaborate and translate their R&D outcomes into pilot scale or demonstration projects. Applicants may select any suitable premises to test-bed or demonstrate their WTE technologies. NEA encourages applicants to tap on the plug-and-play features of the recently completed Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) WTE Research Facility (WTERF), which is co-developed and co-funded by NEA.
NEA invites applicants to submit proposals to test-bed or demonstrate technologies related to the thermal waste treatment processes that can potentially be deployed in or be used to complement large-scale WTE plants in Singapore to maximise WTE conversion efficiency and resource recovery rate. Applicants will need to articulate their deployment and commercialisation plans. This Request for Proposal (RFP) supports NEA’s WTE Programme goals of increasing the overall electrical efficiency of commercial-scale WTE plants to 27% or higher through novel and promising technologies, improving process efficiency; and/or reducing the energy consumed in plant processes.
Applicants are to source and secure the necessary premises/facilities to conduct the test-bedding or demonstration projects. Applicants who wish to use the WTERF located at 18 Tuas South Street 11, Singapore (636898) shall first consult NTU to assess the technical feasibility for using the plug-and-play features and interfacing works to execute the project, and to clarify with NTU on the usage charges, other costs and end-user requirements before submitting the proposal.
Figure 1: Plug-and-play features of the NTU WTERF
The WTERF has a municipal solid waste treatment capacity of 11.5 tonnes per day and employs a slagging gasification process using fixed-bed updraft gasifier. It receives domestic and mixed waste as feedstock and has the potential to treat other kinds of feedstock such as incineration bottom ash. The schematic diagram of the Facility in Figure 1 shows the plug-and-play features and the possible areas for test-bedding. Please refer to NTU’s “WTERF Catalogue” for details.
|Name of Proposal
| Principal Investigator
| Host Institute
|Scaling-up Hollow Fiber Membranes with Ultrathin Skin for Test-bedding of Membrane Separation Technology in Oxygen-Enhanced Waste-to-Energy Gasification
|Prof. Wang Rong
|Nanyang Technological University
|Clean Syngas from Waste for Electricity and Chemicals
|Prof. Lim Teik Thye
|Nanyang Technological University
|Exploration, Testing and Utilization of Waste Materials and Biomass Resources in Singapore as the Auxiliary Fuel for High-Temperature Slagging Gasification By Using Biocoke Technology
|Mr. Shinji Higuchi
|JFE Engineering Corporation Singapore Branch
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