Waste Elimination and Power Generation in One Machine
The PGFireBox combines Air Burners waste elimination capabilities with ElectraTherm’s technology for the first self-contained biomass power generator of its kind.
ElectraTherm partnered with Air Burners to develop the first whole-log wood waste burner utilizing ElectraTherm’s Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) power generating technology. The product, called the PGFireBox, eliminates large amounts of wood waste without any pre-processing, converting the woody biomass to fossil-fuel free electricity while providing a significant improvement in environmental impact by eliminating the production of methane as the wood decomposes in a landfill or forest. The first PGFireBox was commissioned in Jacksonville, Florida.
Air Burners, the leading air curtain burning system worldwide, utilizes patented technology to dispose of vegetative waste without costly pre-processing requirements. The self-contained unit generates electricity from vegetative waste and is the fastest, most environmentally-friendly method on the market (6-8 tons per hour/30 cubic yards per hour). Watch a video on the PGFireBox here.
The PGFireBox is portable and can be deployed close to the location where the woody biomass is collected, applicable at sites such as landfills, forest maintenance, fire prevention, and natural disaster clean up. For more information on Air Burners and the PGFireBox, visit www.pgfirebox.com.
ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generator feeds off the heat from the burner to generate up to 110kWe of fossil-fuel free electricity. Through the ORC process, hot water heats a working fluid into pressurized vapor. As the vapor expands, it drives ElectraTherm’s patented twin screw power block, which spins an electric generator and produces power.