Renewable Combined Heat & Power Solution Services
ZeroPoint's standardized CHP Solution is designed to produce enough synthesis gas to generate approximately 1.8 MW of electricity and 8.4 MMBtu/hr of recoverable heat for thermal applications. The ZeroPoint CHP approach allows power and heat to be produced with significantly higher conversion efficiencies than direct combustion of biomass. The ZeroPoint CHP Solution is delivered in a modular, skid-mounted package featuring a high efficiency downdraft gasifier with on-board gas scrubbing equipment. The process utilizes state of the art PLC controls to maximize process stability and conversion efficiency. ZeroPoint's CHP Solution is designed to process a wide variety of biomass fuels including wood chips, wood pellets, palm fruit wastes, sugar cane bagasse, dried distillers grain, corn stover, switchgrass, agricultural and forestry wastes and other locally available feedstocks.
The figure at lower right shows a simplified flow diagram. Biomass enters the gasifier for conversion into synthesis gas. The gas is cooled and cleaned to remove particulates, tars and oils. The conditioned gas is sent to a reciprocating engine to produce electricity. Engine water jackets and exhaust heat recovery systems capture thermal resources for on-site use.
- On-Site Renewable Heat and Power
- Utilizes Carbon Neutral Biomass
- Offsets Fossil Fuel Consumption
- Reduces Air Pollution Emissions
- Generates Dispatchable Power
One ZeroPoint CHP module occupies a total building area under 2,500 ft2 (footprint includes the gasification process, balance of plant and IC engine and excludes biomass storage and handling). Multiple systems can be stacked for incremental project scaling.