ShipEco Marine are investigating the technical, political, economic, and environmental feasibility of developing a new type of vessel capable of manufacturing renewable gas from household waste pellets.
In order to avoid further landfill, conserve the country's natural gas supplies, and reduce congestion on the roads, the master-stroke is to carry out the production of renewable gas 'offshore' on a converted ship known as a 'Gas'Ship. The 'Gas'Ship is in effect, a floating mobile renewable gas production facility. It is in effect a floating renewable gas field floating on the surface of the sea which doesn't deplete.
The 'Gas'Ship brings the following benefits:
The 'Gas'Ship will be moored offshore at a complaint distance but nevertheless adjacent to existing pipeline to send the gas to shore.
The advanced conversion technology production machinery built on the main deck of the 'Gas'Ship changes the state of the material from solid to a renewable gas. This manufactured gas has half the calorific value of natural gas, but can be used as a fuel source to create base load electricity onshore with lower particular matter and carbon dioxide emissions.
Governments of the world are now seeking ways to reduce household waste and increase energy production. By relocating the production of renewable gas offshore it creates an opportunity to ship household waste by internal waterways to pellet production facilities, which export RDF pellets that are converted into Renewable Gas offshore. The 'Gas'Ship can be positioned above existing pipeline infrastructure that can be used for the transport of the gas back to shore for processing and use in a combined cycle gas fired power station.