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Fluidised Bed Combustion System

A small to medium scale technology based on fluidised bed technology for organic waste conversion

March 2021

Fluidised Bed Combustion System

A small to medium scale technology based on fluidised bed technology for organic waste conversion

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date March 8, 2021
From Ireland
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 3-4 - Commercial Scale Up / Multiple commercial Applications

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).

The Environmental Benefits

  • 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.

The Financial Benefits

  • 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.

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Company Profile

BHSL Waste Solutions

BHSL has developped a unique miniaturised system allowing the conversion of low value organic wastes into heat and power

Headquarters Gortnaclohy, Cantogher, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Type Company
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