CHP operating on clean syngas 

BELGIUM – Mont-Godinne Hospital


CHU UCL Mont-Godinne hospital has decided to cut its high natural gas consumption by replacing fossil fuels with gas from local biomass as forest residuses and recycled wood. The renewable syngas, produced by Xylowatt’s NOTAR® technology, will power the existing Jenbacher engine (GE 320) operated by Cofely Services (GDF-SUEZ).  The 400-beds hospital will use the energy produced to provide electricity, heat and cold to its facilities throughout the year; thereby covering 40% of its electricity consumption, 65% of its heat and 40% cold needs. 

First Belgian Hospital with 50% renewable energy (2017)

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Project Key Data
Location Mont-Godinne Hospital – Belgium
Owner Special Purpose Vehicule (MGGE)
Application Combined Heat Power (Jenbacher J320S) for hospital energy consumption
Capacity 700kW  electricity + 1200 kW heat + 680 kW cold
Technology NOTAR v.3
Feedstock Forest Residues & Recycled wood
Commissioning Last semester 2017

CHP operating on clean syngas

BELGIUM – Tournai

Production of renewable electricity and swimming-pool heated by locally sourced woodchips

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The city of Tournai cuts the very high natural gas heating and electricity bills by replacing fossil fuels with wood gasification to light and heat up its pool throughout the year.

Project Key Data
Location Tournai – Belgium
Owner Tournai City
Application Combined Heat Power (MTU G12). Heat consumed by local swimming-pool
Capacity from Nov. 2015 200kW + 400kWth
Capacity until Nov. 2015 260kWe + 475kWth
Technology NOTAR v.2
Feedstock Woodchips
Commissioning 17th December 2009



Clean syngas powering industrial process 

FRANCE –  Champagne region

Wood residues produced from vines yard maintenance area and collected in the Champagne area. Syngas is produced locally to power a glass bottle kiln. Thanks to this example of circular economy, your bottles of Champaign are greener !

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Project Key Data
Location Champagne Area – France
Owner Glass bottle manufacturer
Application Direct use of syngas for fossil fuel substitution in industrial process
Capacity 950 kW syngas power
Technology NOTAR v.2
Feedstock Woodchips from vineyards – pruning branches and obsolete vine stocks
Commissioning March 2015




Test Gasification Plant (TGP)

BELGIUM  Université Catholique de Louvain la Neuve

TGP is a 150 kWth NOTAR® Gasifier linked to a gas conditioning unit that offers the possibility to use the syngas in flare, gas engine or boiler. The two-stage gasifier is composed of all equipment and installed on industrial NOTAR® power plants:  a feeding system, a NOTAR® gasifier, a gas conditioning unit. TGP is designed to be flexible to various uses and is equipped with reinforced instrumentation.

TGP is a R&D tool used to support scientific research, Xylowatt’s product development. It is available for testing new application or waste for our clients.

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Project Key Data
Location Institute of Mechanics – Materials and Civil Engineering (IMMC)- Louvain-la-Neuve- Belgium
Application Optimizing operational parameters to various types of woodchips and biomasses.
Capacity 150 kWth syngas power LHV
Technology NOTAR®
Feedstock Various
Commissioning 2010




You can benefit from our Test Gasification Plant

» Test your biofuel with full  mass and energy balances, syngas analyses
Test your thermal application on clean syngas produced by a NOTAR®
TGP can be connected to a small scale kiln, syngas upgrading equipment or cogeneration engine



CHP operating on syngas


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Project Key Data
Location Gedinne – Belgium
Owner Gedinne City
Application Combined Heat Power (MTU G12).
Capacity 300kWe + 600kWth
Technology NOTAR v.1
Feedstock Woodchips
Periode 2007-2011




CHP operating on syngas

BELGIUM – Mariembourg

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Project Key Data
Location Mariembourg – Belgium
Owner GDF Suez-Electrabel
Application Demo Program – Combined Heat and Power (MTU G12)
Capacity 2x350kWe + 2×600 Wth
Technology NOTAR v.0
Feedstock Woodchips
Periode 2004-2007