Fluidised Bed Combustion System

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March 2021
Headquarters Gortnaclohy, Cantogher, Co. Limerick, Ireland
In collaboration with BHSL Waste Solutions
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Fluidised Bed Combustion System - Small to medium scale combustion technology allowing conversion of various organic waste products such as manures, sludge or MBM into energy.

A proprietary technology which combusts various waste products into energy, organic fertiliser and minerals. It is the world's first scaled down Fluidised Bed Combusiton mechanism approved by regulators and proven for use on the site where the fuel is generated. Fluidised Bed Combustion technology is ideal for high ash, high mineral, variable moisture, low calorific fuels that are difficult to process using conventional furnace technology. Originally designed specifically as a solution for disposal of chicken litter on poultry farms, the company has trialled and proposes to use the innovative technology to deliver energy recovery solutions into the Rendering Sector (Meat & Bone Meal), Municipal Solid Waste sector (Organic Fines), Municipal Waste Water sector (Municipal Sludges) and Anaerobic Digestate sector (Digestates).

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Key features

  • 3,000 Tons of broiler manure per year will produce 8,000 MWh of heat per annum to replace fossil fuel and provide sufficient free heat to the chickens all year long to allow them to thrive in a healthier envionment (more heat available)
  • 60,000 Ton of dewatered municipal wastewater sludge (ie at 20% moisture content) can generate 1.1 MW of electricity in a fully autonomous cycle - no extrernal energy required
  • For a 5 MW thermal Meat and Bone Meal combustion unit: 75% reduction in CO2 emissions - equating to 9,500 Tonnes CO2 displaced per annum. Reduction in transport of 10,000 Tonnes of MBM equating to 400 Truck Loads 2,500 tonnes of phosphorus rich ash for o
  • For a 1.5MW Wastewater Sludge combustion unit 90% reduction in CO2 emissions - equating to 1,000 Tonnes CO2 displaced per annum for excess heat generated. Reduction in landspreading of 18,000 Tonnes of sludge. 4,500 tonnes of phosphorus rich ash for organ
  • In the case of manure applications, reduction of nitrate levels and improved chicken welfare.

Profitability

  • Less than 4 year payback on investment capital. Small scale systems rather than centralised units. In excess of € 1.25M savings per annum.
  • 3 year payback on investment capital. Small scale localised systems. In excess of € 1M savings per annum.

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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