ElectraTherm, Reno, Nev., shipped its Power+ Generator 4400 to a chicken farm in the UK to utilize biomass to generate emission-free electricity.
The company uses organic rankine cycle (ORC) technology to generate power from low temperature heat ranging from 170 to 250°F (77 to 122°C). The farm uses woodchips to heat a 600 kW biomass boiler to 240°F (116°C). The boiler heats water to run the generator and produces clean electricity that is sold back to the utility at an incentivized rate. Remaining heat from ElectraTherm’s condenser helps dry wood chips as part of the biomass processing.