Cogent’s core innovation is the new process of Ionic Gasification, our unprecedented “molecular approach” to feedstock conversion. Hyper-high temperatures of 10,000 degrees Celsius are observed in the core of the reaction zone, 5-15x hotter than other conversion processes such as incineration, traditional gasification, and pyrolysis. Carbon vaporizes at these temperatures, breaking down completely into gaseous carbon atoms. Once immersed in the Ionic Gasification zone, waste spontaneously breaks all the way down to individual atoms, yielding complete single-step conversion to clean synthesis gas (syngas) that contains virtually no byproducts, long-chain hydrocarbons, toxins, or harmful elements.
The HelioStorm Gasifier is the embodiment of the Ionic Gasification technology developed over the past decade with millions of dollars in grant funding from the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Energy, and multiple U.S. National Laboratories. In addition to the extreme temperatures and electrically-active Ionic Processing zone, the stacked modular design of the HelioStorm Gasifier delivers a cascading energy effect, allowing downstream modules to benefit from the energy in upstream modules, lowering the input electricity requirements for the system and increasing the yield of surplus electricity.