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CHIP ENERGY

QUANTUM BIOPOWER SOUTHINGTON

PHOTO: CHIP ENERGY LLC

PHOTO: QUANTUM BIOPOWER

Quantum Biopower Southington

Chip Energy Inc.

Location

Southington, Connecticut

Location

Goodfield, Illinois

Owner

Quantum Biopower

Design/builder

Chip Energy

Engineer/Builder

Quantum Biopower

Export port

N/A

Substrate(s)

Food waste

Export location

N/A

Digester type/technology

Low solids, wet fermentation

Pellet Grade

Pellets, briquettes and logs

Annual Capacity

36,500 metric tons

Feedstock

Waste wood, energy crops, agricultural residue

Groundbreaking date

2013

Start-up date

June 2017

Biogas production capacity Biogas end use

Electricity

Power capacity

1.2 MW

Groundbreaking date

June 2016

Start-up date

December 2016.

Construction of the plant is nearing completion, and start-up is on schedule to begin by the end of the year.

Waste To Energy Power Plant Charlotte

Highland Pellets Project Complete

Location

Charlotte, North Carolina

Owner

Blue Sphere Corp.

Engineer/Builder

AUSTEP/T. Ortega Gaines

Substrate(s)

Organic/food waste

Digester type/technology

Conical tank utilizing AUSTEP's (CCS) Cruise Control System

Biogas production capacity Biogas end use

Electricity

Power capacity

5.2 MW

Groundbreaking date

March 2015

Start-up date

Fall 2016

The biomass conversion facility is slated for completion in June, and will be capable of producing 100 tons of fuel pellets or other value-added products per day.

As of mid-November, the plant is connected to the grid, and all three generators are now operating.

Location

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Design/builder

Astec Inc.

Export Port

Port of South Louisiana

Export location

Europe

Pellet Grade

Industrial premium

Annual capacity

500,000 metric tons

Feedstock

tree stem and waste wood

Groundbreaking date

January 2016

Start-up date

TBD

Project Complete

Completed on time and under budget despite challenges brought on by well-above-average rainfall, the plant is undergoing commissioning and is expected to be producing pellets by the end of the year. Central MN Renewables LLC

Location

Little Falls, Minnesota

Surrey Organic Biofuel Facility

Design/builder

Weitz

Location

Surrey, British Columbia

Process technology

Advanced fermentation process

Owner

Shanks Group

Biofuel/biochemical product(s)

N-butanol, acetone

Engineer/Builder

Design: Orgaworld Canada, contractor: Smith Bros & Wilson, engineer: Waste Treatment Technologies-NL

Feedstock

Corn

Substrate(s)

115,000 metric tons of organic waste annually

Production capacity

21 Mmgy

Digester type/technology

Orgaworld’s Biocel, dry ADÂ

Type of RINs

Green Biologics Ltd.

Biogas production capacity

7 million-plus cubic meters

Biogas end use

RNG, heat

Power capacity

N/A

Groundbreaking date

Q1 2015

Start-up date

Early 2017

Project Complete

Coproducts Groundbreaking date

Q4 2015

Start-up date

Q3 2016

The plant is online and producing fuel, and has already filled a customer order via tanker truck and barrels.

Construction continues on schedule, and the plant is on track to begin producing RNG early next year.

JANUARY 2017 | BIOMASS MAGAZINE 9

2017 January Biomass Magazine  

Plant Management & Operations Issue

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