Gasification – efficient source of energy for the brick and tile industry?

Up until now gasification has not been regarded as efficient enough for the clay brick and tile industry. This article presents key simple facts on gasification and what a new system developed in partnership with Direxa Engineering could do for the clay brick and tile industry.

1 Introduction

The high energy requirement of the brick and tile industry coupled with rising energy costs are the main drivers in the search for new potential alternative energy sources. A wide range of studies have been and are being conducted on various new and revisited processes to develop renewable energies. They are becoming more and more attractive to companies both in economic and technical terms.

Gasification, for example, is a method that has been in use for around 200 years. It was initially developed back in the 1800s to produce town gas for lighting, heating and cooking. Coal was...

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