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Biomass power and heat plant Torrenova, Italy

Localisation :
Torrenova, Sicily, Italy

Location :
Welshpool, Wales

Type de client :
Waste industrialist

Customer type :
Agricultural contractor

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

Contexte client

Customer context

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

Impact économique

Economic impact

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.

Impact écologique

Ecological impact

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.