• Reliance Energy Systems

About Us

Brief Introduction

Reliance Group Of Industries was started by Dev Desai in 1982 as Reliance Machine works to serve OEMs such as Exxon, mobile, DOW chemical’s, Du Pont etc.

Manufacturers of granules or pellets of plastics materials and users of pelletizer knives. In 1992 changed name to Reliance Industries as we started producing parts and equipment such as high intensity mixers and coolers of different designs with our own design and drawings. In 1997 Reliance Rubber company was started to devulcanized ground tire rubber to reuse tire rubber using high intensity mixer and cooler. In 2013 launched a company called Reliance Waste to Energy to convert MSW, or any waste containing Biomass.IN 2017 a company called Reliance Agro Industries was started to offer Sustainable and reliable agriculture methods to farmers.

Basic Process Chemistry

The system: Biomass Gasifier is essentially a chemical reactor where various complex physical and chemical processes take place. Biomass gets dried u, heated, pyrolysed, partially oxidized and reduced in this reactor as it flows through it. Four distinct processes take place in a gasifier: Drying of the fuel, pyrolysis, combustion and reduction. Although there is a considerable overlap, each process can be considered to be a occupying a separate zone in which fundamentally different chemical and thermal reaction take place. The fuel must pass through all of these zones to be completely converted. The essential characteristic of the down - draught design being used in

our “BG-Ank”(The Global brand name in Biomass Gasifiers) is that it is designed so that the tars gives off in the pyrolysis zone are drawn through the combustion zone, where they will be broken down or burned. When this happens, the energy they contain is usefully recovered and the mixture of gases in the exit stream is relatively clean.

What are the normal acceptable FEEDSTOCK

In addition to almost all types of wood waste and fuel wood / firewood etc., “BG-ANK” gasifier can operate on the following feedstocks:

» Branches and Twigs
» Maize cobs
» Weeds like lantana camara
» Appropriate briquettes of various agricultural residues
» Stalks of Cotton, pulses etc
» Coconut Shells
» Briquettes of tamarind husk
» Certain industrial wastes of paper mills, plywood industry etc

With constant research and development, the range of acceptable feedstocks for “BG-Ank” gasifier keeps on expanding.

80% Energy Saving:

Salient Features / Relevant Data:

» High conversion efficiency of 70 - 80% from solid biomass to gaseous fuel.
» Each Kilogram of Biomass produces around 2.5 to 3.0 cubic meters of gas having a calorific value of 1000 - 1100 kilocalories per cubic meter.
» A Liter of liquid fuels (diesel / gasoline) can be saved with only 3 to 4 kilograms of biomass.
» Extremely clean and complete combustion of gas due high hydrogen content.
» Wide turn down ratio.
» Positive environmental impact through saving of biomass in mot cases.
» Positive impact on global climate i.e. reduced threat of global warming.

Indicative System Economics

While unit cost of energy / power production using “ BG- Ank” gasifier system depends on number of situation - specific parameters (i.e. prevailing feedstock’s prices, likely hours of operation etc.), it is generally seen to be one of the most economic alternatives because of the following basic consideration:

Please Note:

Capital intensity of the equipment is just about the lowest (except for 100% gasoline / diesel based generation). For example, 100kW power generation system has an installed cost of only around $320 per kW - much lower than the installed cost per kW of a 200 MW thermal power plant!!

Specific fuel consumption are very low - less than 100 c.c. of diesel / gasoline and 1 kg of biomass per kWHr of electrical output !!

Calculation Cautions:

The above data can indeed be used to estimate the unit cost of generation though site-specific economic calculations can only be provided on request on case-to-case basis.