ElectraTherm generates biomass power in the UK

By ElectraTherm | June 23, 2016

ElectraTherm, a leader in distributed, waste heat to power generation, commissioned two Power+ Generators in the United Kingdom, utilizing biomass to generate emission-free electricity. Both sites, located on farms in Bolton and Welshpool, use a combination of biomass and combined-heat-and-power (CHP) technology to generate clean energy and increase onsite efficiency for increased revenue. In addition, ElectraTherm sold Power+ Generators to two new customers in the U.K., both farms focused on utilizing biomass power generation with our proven, robust technology. ElectraTherm’s distributor Scot Heating Co. will be showcasing the Power+ Generator at the Royal Highland Show, June 23-26 in Edinburgh.

ElectraTherm utilizes Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and proprietary technologies to generate power from low temperature heat ranging from 77-122 degrees Celsius. At each farm, woodchips are used as a fuel source to fire a biomass boiler producing useful thermal heat. The heat is used to dry biomass or heat buildings, and now the hot water can also be used as fuel for the Power+ Generator. The clean electricity produced is sold back to the utility at an incentivized rate. The addition of the Power+ allows each site to act as a CHP system, producing both heat and power.

“The Power+ Generator produces power at our farm that is clean, efficient and generates revenue,” said Mick Jones, project manager for Woodtek Energy, one of ElectraTherm’s U.K. distributors. “We are impressed with ElectraTherm’s track record of more than 50 machines in the field. They represent the clear leaders in small-scale ORC technology.”

ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generator is available in three different sizes. The 4200 generates up to 35kWe, the 4400 generates up to 65kWe, and the 6500 is the largest size model generating up to 110kWe. ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generators utilize waste heat on applications such as internal combustion engines, biomass, flare gas (at oil & gas wells, wastewater treatment plants and landfills) and geothermal/coproduced fluids. ElectraTherm’s Power+ fleet recently surpassed 550,000 hours of runtime. A list of reference sites is currently available on the website.