Biomass Heat Recovery
Biomass is one of Earth’s most abundant organic sources of energy. Boilers have been used for over a century to dispose of vegetable waste and wood by-products while providing usable thermal for heating and power applications. Boilers are also extensively used alongside anaerobic digestors in the production of biogas – providing heating solutions to the site. However during these processes a substantial amount of energy is lost as waste heat.
By utilizing ElectraTherm’s Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) heat to power system, the heat produced from these boilers can be further utilized to generate emission-free power and provide district heating as a CHP unit. ElectraTherm has been demonstrated with the U.S. Department of Defense and is currently in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy for ORC combined heat and power.
Combined Heat and Power
By incorporating a Power+ Generator into your existing boiler system you can further take advantage of the heat produced to generate up to 125 kWe as well as up to 80°C usable thermal.
The benefit boiler applications have is that most of the equipment needed for our system is already in place (i.e. the boiler), which offsets capital costs and improves your return on investment. Additionally, by simply producing more hot water you are able to maximize the output of the ORC system.
Benefits of an ElectraTherm ORC as a CHP:
// Serves as a radiator alternative.
// Increases fuel efficiency up to 10%.
// Reduces fuel and electric consumption, increasing revenue.
// Provides a baseload heat and power supply.