The AGE Biomass Combined Heat and Power (CHP) project is being engineered by ESI Inc. of Tennessee and is located in Albany, GA. This will be a state of the art CHP generating facility utilizing woody biomass for its fuel source (which is a renewable resource and a green power solution). The facility uses a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler that will provide the highest combustion efficiency while producing the lowest amount of uncontrolled emissions. The steam generated by the boiler will be used in a steam turbine generator (STG) to produce 42 megawatts of power for sale to the electrical grid. In addition to power generation, steam will be sold to a local tissue products company offsetting less efficient and higher emitting boilers for manufacturing at their facility. The CFB will produce 710,000 pph of superheated steam at a pressure of 1450 psig and temperature of 951°F.
The fuel handling and storage system will consist of hydraulic truck tippers, tramp metal electromagnets, and one circular stacker/reclaimer. The facility will also include an air quality control system in the form of an SCNR system and fabric filter system, which will ensure that the emissions meet EPA requirements. With a CHP application and the most modern advances in generation, air quality control, and heat recovery – this will be a flagship model for future biomass projects both environmentally and economically.