250kWe Biomass CHP (waste wood)

Furniture Manufacturer

Sustainable Energy has provided Research and Development services and consultancy to a UK CHP company to develop small scale biomass CHP technology. The aim of these projects is to use the wood waste residues from on-site manufacturing processes to provide heat and power directly to the end-user.

The installation of a demonstration 250kWe biomass CHP plant at a furniture manufacturers in South Wales proved how the wood waste  from the on-site furniture manufacturing processes could generate green electricity and heat which was consumed on site.

This allowed the site to realise significant carbon dioxide savings from the offsetting of grid electricity and fossil fuel heat and reduce energy costs and haulage costs associated with the disposal of the wood waste products produced.

Sustainable Energy provided services for the design of gas scrubbing technology and undertook gas sampling and analysis to verify the tar and particulated content of the wood gas to inform engine life expectations and service requirements.

As well as developing the technical solution for the site, Sustainable Energy also managed the planning permissions, G59 grid connection, CHPQA, ROCs and RHI and securing of environmental permits.