BIOMASS TO ENERGY

 

NEC biomass-to-energy plants produce electric power by utilizing agricultural waste products, such as rice husk, corn stalk, straw, or similar materials, as an energy source. The NEC design used in these projects maximizes the energy content contained within the biomass material while optimizing the overall plant efficiency and heat rate. The primary conversion process includes a high temperature process to translate the biomass feedstock into a clean energy source, with minimized emissions. A typical NEC biomass-to-energy project delivers 20 to 50+ megawatts of electric generating capacity, and is designed for operation 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. A typical project site is 15 to 20 acres, including biomass storage and handling.

Environmental Benefits

 

NEC’s biomass-to-energy plants produce electric power by utilizing agricultural waste products, such as rice husk, corn stalk, straw, or similar materials, as an energy source. The NEC design used in these projects maximizes the energy content contained within the biomass material while optimizing the overall plant efficiency and heat rate. The primary conversion process includes a high temperature process to translate the biomass feedstock into a clean energy source, with minimized emissions. A typical NEC biomass-to-energy project delivers 20 to 50+ megawatts of electric generating capacity, and is designed for operation 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. A typical project site is 15 to 20 acres, including biomass storage and handling.

Biomass energy sources include crop residues, manure, and manufactured natural material wastes - all of which are continually generated by society. Biomass generated power takes advantage of the natural carbon cycle in which decomposing biomass material releases CO2 into the atmosphere. Carbon emitted from biomass-to-energy projects is essentially reabsorbed by the next agricultural crop, which results in an overall carbon neutral process.

As an alternative fuel method, biomass power technology is one of the more efficient methods of producing power due to its high temperature characteristics and thermal energy content. Greater efficiency means less waste, emissions, and costs to the environment.

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