Aug 25, 2015
Valmet has supplied a 100 MWe biomass boiler to the Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC) in Gainesville, Florida, USA. The power plant installation supplies Gainesville Regional Utilities (the city-owned utility) of Gainesville, Florida with a firm source of renewable electric power under the terms of a 30-year power purchase agreement.
The 100 MW biomass boiler utilizes bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology and use waste wood from logging and mill activity as well as urban wood waste from clearing, tree trimming and pallets as the main fuel. Valmet’s complete delivery scope includes the entire boiler island and flue gas cleaning system.
This one of the largest and most efficient biomass boilers in the world provides clean electricity for approximately 70 000 homes.
|Location||Gainesville, Florida, USA|
|Customer challenge||Reduce reliance on imported fossil fuels.|
|Solution||Valmet BFB Boiler (formerly HYBEX) and flue gas cleaning system|
|Results||The power plant plays an important role in the development of a regional market for wood waste. Simultaneously, it will help reduce reliance on imported fossil fuels.|
|Keywords||Energy, North America, Air pollution control, BFB boilers|
|Fuels||Forest residue and wood chips|