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Sugar, Ethanol and Energy from Sugar Mills: (Beet and Sugar cane)

The PGE management services include pre- and post-merger integration, project management and steady-state & crisis asset management, while our strategy consulting practice provides commercial agreement origination, structuring & negotiation (PPA, Fuel Supply, EPC, etc.), asset & portfolio optimization, government grants, incentives & private financing solutions. As a global player in the sugar industry, PGE has structured an engineering team and relationships with other experienced partners in the design, engineering, and construction requirements to bring forth efficiency and effective production in the manufacturing of sugar biomass power and ethanol, as welll as other east African regional green energy sources. As a knowledge offering and experience, PGE demands and places as a true value, the offering based on process guarantee for any undertaking in sugarcane/Beet sugar Factories and refineries, biomass power generation, sugar to ethanol distilleries and by-Product Utilization.

Ethanol - The Eastern 

The potential power that can be generated from a sugarcane factory and/or a sugarcane to ethanol factory is an added value product that increases revenues and provides much needed electricity in many parts of the world. Palmyra Sugar’s experience with bagasse utilization is key to maximizing power production, not only for the immediate needs of the factory, but also for the sale of electricity to the local power grid. Each project is evaluated individually for its potential and economic feasibility.

Biomass and Biofuels from Waste Municipal and Industrial Waste

Palmyra Energy provides state-of-the-art technology for recycling of municipal solid waste and for solid fuel based renewable energy projects throughout the Africa.  Palmyra’s technology includes the Aerial Combustion System (ACS) and the Aerial Gasification System (AGS). Both technologies employ a revolutionary approach to bed agitation for solid fuels that utilizes gas pulsing of the fuel bed in lieu of mechanical agitation or stringent fuel sizing requirements.  Palmyra’s technology is lower in cost to install and maintain than conventional technologies, while improving plant efficiency, both operationally and environmentally.  

This AGS technology allows for larger fuel particle size with improved efficiency in the generation of syngas with biomass fuels. The balance of Palmyra’s technology package consists of Material Recovery Facilities for automated recycling of municipal solid waste and a proprietary air pollution control technology which allows Palmyra to provide a total technology package to its clients who include project developers, constructors, institutions and governmental entities.  Material Recovery Facilities efficiently process municipal solid waste to recover recyclable commodities and minimize the amount of waste that must be treated or land dumped or placed in landfills.  The process removes fines which can be used as cover for landfill or as filler in certain product applications.  Recovered material for recycling includes ferrous, aluminum and cardboard, with the ability to remove other materials including plastics, paper and glass depending upon client requirements and commodities market pricing.

Waste-to-Energy projects convert municipal solid waste to energy in the form of steam or electricity. While the technology employed by Palmyra does not require any pre-processing, front-end recycling is employed where possible to maximize recycling prior to energy recovery.
Biomass projects convert waste wood, animal wastes, agricultural residue and other biomass material to energy in the form of syngas, steam or electricity.


Diesel and Jet Fuel from Coal and Peat Pyrolysis Plants

 PGE is host to CGCC and Pyrolysis technology through multiple partnerships in research and engineering systems development mainly on the chemistry and physics of solid fuels and carbonaceous materials. Included in this specialty is the technological aspects of various chemical conversion processes from the geochemistry, petrology and systematization of fossil fuels, to their beneficiation and preparation for processing, the processes themselves, and the ultimate recovery of the liquid or gaseous end products which include industrial oil and diesel, diesel and jet fuel from Pyrolysis of low-rank coal, oil shale and peat, Coal liquefaction, Coal gasification, High temperature Pyrolysis, Fossil fuel chemistry. Hydrocarbon and oxygenate production from synthesis gas, carbon adsorbents and utilization of mineral components of fuels, chemical engineering of low-rank coal and peat, Chemical reprocessing of tars and flue gases, are still more products involved in our processes.  Additionally, biologically active substances in fossil coal, graphite and electrode production, recycling of carbon-containing waste complete the products with which we have experience.. These processes are bound to save the planet from environmental degradation as we generate new sources of energy through responsible and clean production methodologies.