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1 Small Footprint

A 90 kWe modular biopower system can be sited in an area less than 40 square metres. When compared to other distributed renewables such as photovoltaics, this area is 95% less

2 Local low cost biomass

Our small systems only require less than 1 kg per hour of dry biomass per kW of electricity produced (e.g., about 50kg/hr for a 50 kWe system). There is therefore little chance of exhausting the local supply of biomass. If the supply of biomass is a residue from another operation, then the cost of this biomass can be very low. If the biomass residue must be disposed of, and the user can save money by converting this residue to useable heat and power, then the biomass has a negative feedstock cost – the only renewable energy form with a negative fuel cost!

3 Easy to locate

Small systems are easy to ship, install, and connect to on-site electrical and thermal loads.
Modular systems delivered to site avoid the cost and time needed to design and build purpose built facilities. Modular systems may also be stacked to give multiples of 90kW electricity and have the benefit of redicing dramatically the time when there is no production due to maintenance etc..

4 Grid Quality Power

Our modular power systems provide clean fuel gas to a prime mover such as an internal combustion engine - either spark ignition or compression ignition. This then turns a generator and produces grid quality electric power ( AC or DC; 50 or 60 Hz; any common voltage: single or 3-phase). The power can be used on-site to displace electricity at its retail value or exported into the electric grid. All the benefits of Feed in Tarrif can be gained.

5 Ease of maintenance

With the skills to maintain an engine generator set you will have no problem in maintaining a gas production module. The maintenance of the engine in our power system is no different than it would be for any fossil-fueled engine. The maintenance of the gasifier and clean-up system is straightforward and includes removal of the non-toxic ash, periodic cleaning of gasifier internals, and cleaning of heat exchanger tubes. All very straightforward. Planned mainteneance shutdowns can ensure operating availability of 90% plus.

6 Standardised systems for low capital cost

With a small modular biopower system you take advantage of the potential cost savings from mass manufacture of standardised systems. This is much more cost efficient than the one-of-a-kind large scale biopower systems that are continually re-engineered, site built, and obsolete when the supply of biomass is exhausted