Biomass power plants: Optimal lifespan and energy efficiency
Longer lifespans and a broad spectrum of fuels
Plants built on the used process have much longer lifespans than plants with air-cooled grates, and can also be powered using a far greater range of biomass fuels. This creates clear cost-savings by making it possible to use materials that are cheaper because they are available locally or seasonally. One of our power plants in Thailand for example is powered in part using waste from palm trees.
Setting new standards on efficiency and emissions
In addition to being incredibly efficient in the transformation of thermal energy into electricity or heat (steam/hot water), the process also sets new standards from an ecological point of view. All emissions are in line with the strictest European environmental guidelines – e.g. ACT (Advanced Conversion Technology) compatibility in the United Kingdom.
- Longer lifespans – at least 24,000 operating hours (guaranteed figure; approximately three times the lifespan for conventional air-cooled plant concepts)
- Flexibility in the choice of biomass fuels (various natural materials, dried slurry, domestic/industrial waste, prepared waste material)
- Variable output: from 10 to 100 MWth, from 3 to 30 Mwel (figures for single-line operation)
- Key components are patented
- Fulfils the strictest European emission guidelines