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Genesis Life Cube

Our challenge is to change energy poverty and translate energy potential into a catalyst for growth. Lamps, candles and open fires cannot be the only source of lighting. But darkness isn't an option as this is one of the main reasons that hinders progress and encourages crime. Evolve are therefore proud to be able to bring to the market the Genesis Life Cube. 

The Genesis Life Cube is an Integrated Power plant (IPP) that combines three proven technologies; Crude processing Unit (CPU), a power plant (PP) and a reverse osmosis facility (RO). By combining these proven processes, you get the three main components to solve the challenge of supplying electricity, water and basic refined products.

The Genesis Life Cube offers a cost-effective socially responsible solution by marrying the needs of the economy and needs for basic human services. Each Genesis Life Cube uses it’s IPP and can be configured to refine up to 30,000bpd of crude to produce clean fuels such Diesel, Kerosene, Jet Fuel, etc. This process captures key by-products of the crude oil refining process (Heavy Oil (HO) and Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG)) to use as fuel for the Independent Power Plant (IPP) capable of generating up to 20MW of electricity, sufficient for approximately 20,000 households. By diverting some of the electricity generated by the IPP as power to the Reverse Osmosis facility, Genesis Life Cube is capable of converting up to 800,000 gallons/day of seawater or brackish water into potable drinking water. 

The Genesis Life Cube Process

Stage 1: Pretreatment

  • After desalting the crude oil is pumped through a series of heat exchangers and its temperature is raised to about 300 ° C by heat exchange with product and reflux streams.
  • It is then further heated to about 400 ° C in a furnace and charged to the flash zone of the atmospheric fractionators.

Stage 2: Separation

  • Liquid fractions are drawn from the trays and removed. In this way the light gases, methane, ethane, propane and butane pass out the top of the column, petrol is formed in the top trays, kerosene and gas oils in the middle, and fuel oils at the bottom.
  • The atmospheric fractionator normally contains 30 to 50 fractionation trays. Separation of the complex mixtures of crude is relatively easy and generally 5 to 8 trays are needed for each side stream product plus the same number above and below the feed plate.
  • Thus crude oil atmospheric fractionation tower with four liquid sidestream drawoffs will require some 30 to 42 trays.

Stage 3 - Residue

  • Residue drawn of the bottom may be burned as fuel, processed into lubricating oils, waxes and bitumen or used as feedstock for cracking units.
  • To recover additional heavy distillates from this residue, it may be piped to a second distillation column where the process is repeated under vacuum, called vacuum distillation.
  • This allows heavy hydrocarbons with boiling points of 450C and higher to be separated without them partly cracking into unwanted products such as coke and gas.

 

The Genesis Life Cube is an Integrated Power plant (IPP) that combines three proven technologies; Crude processing Unit (CPU), a power plant (PP) and a reverse osmosis facility (RO). By combining these proven processes, three main products are created, namely; Electricity, Water and Refined Products. All three are required to enhance the socio-economic development of the people and businesses in remote locations or developing countries.