Installation of an ENERGEO Biomass Power Plant at a Lumber Company
Technical rept. 27-29 Jun 95
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES RESEARCH LAB
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ENERGEO, Inc. is engaged in a demonstration test program of its AGRIPOWER 200 unit fueled with biomass at Sutton Lumber Company in Tennga, Georgia. The objective of the program is to evaluate the operating and performance characteristics of the system using lumber wastes for fuel. The program is scheduled to accumulate 800 hours of operation over a period of 1 to 2 years. The program became a reality due to initial funding from the U.S. Department of Defenses DoDs Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program SERDP and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys EPAs Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory now referred to as National Risk Management Research Laboratory NRMRL, Research Triangle Park. The AGRIPOWER unit operates with an open Brayton cycle using a fluid bed combustor and several heat exchangers to heat compressed air which in turn drives a turbinegenerator TG set. The TG set, which includes the compressor and a recuperator, is a Solar Spartan unit packaged for this application by Alturdyne, Inc. The combustor utilizes both in-bed and freeboard combustion zones, and the above-bed zone is well mixed to provide uniform temperatures.
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion