News Release

Satake Joins the 2009 New Environment Exposition

May 11, 2009

May 11, 2009

Satake Joins the 2009 New Environment Exposition

Introducing the Biomass Gasification Electric Generating System and the Greenhouse Heater

Greenhouse Heater

Satake will be participating in the 2009 New Environment Exposition, hosted by the Nippo IB Corporation. As the largest environmental exhibition in Asia, the New Environment Exposition draws attention to worldwide environmental problems, displays a wide range of technologies and services that address these challenges, and provides useful information on environmental preservation. The goal of the exhibition is to promote a sustainable existence for all people and to advance environmentally related industries. It will be held from May 26 to May 29 at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center.

Global warming is a global problem and Satake is making great effort to develop solutions. Satake’s booth at the New Environment Exposition will provide extensive information on the Biomass Gasification Electricity Generating System, currently in use in a rice-powered bio-ethanol refinery in Niigata prefecture. Two new products will also be on display: the Plastic Polisher and the Greenhouse Heater.

The Biomass Gasification Electricity Generating System uses the downdraft method* in which tar created in the heat decomposition process is broken down in the oxidation process. This creates clean gas. The system produces electricity using such raw materials as rice husks, wood, and weeds while reducing CO2 emissions.
The Plastic Polisher causes fragments of scrap plastic from sources like car bumpers and home appliances to rub against each other, removing dirt, dust, paint, sealants and other surface contaminants. This facilitates the recycling process.
The Greenhouse Heater uses wood pellets to produce and distribute hot air through buildings like greenhouses, providing environmentally friendly energy without using fossil fuels.

*The downdraft method produces gas in a fixed, vertical bed in which biomass flows from top to bottom. Starting at the top, biomass undergoes drying, heat decomposition, oxidation and then reduction. Gas is produced in the reduction zone. Because the oxidation zone reaches temperatures of over 900 degrees centigrade, the gas produced contains lower levels of tar and soot. The process also produces no dioxin.

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