Biomass power and heat plant Torrenova, Italy
Torrenova, Sicily, Italy
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Range : Low temperature cogeneration
Thermal power : 2.5 MW
Electrical power : 220 kW
Fluid : Superheated water
Commissioning : September 2017
Fuel : woody fraction of green waste
Turning green waste into energy
The customer is a waste actor. The plant enables him to convert the green waste it collects and process it locally into energy. Value brought by the plant is double: on one hand, the plant produces electricity – thanks to two ORC (Organic Rankine Cycles) of 110 kWe each – which is sold onto the network, with a purchasing obligation mechanism. On the other hand, the co-generated heat is recovered in a food preparation plant and used to heat the company’s buildings, thus optimizing the energy contained in the green waste.
Rôle de Mini Green Power
Mini Green Power's role
Start up of central unit and remote assistance
Mini Green Power commissioned the facility in September 2017 and trained the operations teams to independently manage the plant. Our teams continue to provide remote operations support as needed.
Focus sur quelques spécificités techniques
Focus on some technical specificities
Hybrid biomass feeding system: screw, belt conveyors and injection piston
Energy fluid: 116°c superheated water
Ergonomic control developed by Mini Green Power
Type of filtration: bag filter
Electricity production: 2 ORC ElectraTherm of 110kWe POWER+ 6500B
Backup generator in case of power failure
The installation provides the customer with a triple source of revenue: revenue linked to the collection and processing of green waste, revenue linked to the sale of electricity and revenue linked to the sale of co-generated heat. The installation also allows the operator to generate savings on the heating of all its premises.
The model is also virtuous from an environmental point of view because it allows the woody fraction of green waste to be recovered locally. This local valorization reduces the pollution that would have been generated by trucks transporting the waste over long distances and by the contribution of renewable energy to the electrical network.