Taylor Recycling and FERCO have been actively marketing the process, and the initial interest is starting to take a tangible form, according to Kacandes and Taylor.
About the only problem Taylor Recycling and FERCO have encountered when marketing the concept is uncertainty from regulators on how they would classify and permit the plants, as they use such new technology.
FERCO finished constructing the McNeil gasifier in late 1997.
FERCO uses a personal computer-based data acquisition and control system equipped with Wonder Ware software for the McNeil gasifier.
The next step in developing the FERCO process at Mc-Neil is sending the biogas directly to a turbine, and harnessing the turbine's exhaust heat in a combined cycle.
Currently, FERCO has two development agreements to install its biomass gasification process.