Biomass Technology Overview
Biomass, as a renewable energy source, is biological material from living, or recently living organisms. Combustion of biomass can deliver useful energy outputs (typically heat and/or power) with zero or minimum associated harmful emissions.
A biomass CHP system typically involves combustion of biomass fuel in a furnace to generate steam, with some or all of this steam being used to drive a steam turbine to generate electricity, and the remainder used to provide useful heat. A biomass CHP system can achieve efficiencies approaching 90%, compared with conventional energy systems which have maximum efficiencies < 60%.
The diagram below shows schematically how this greater efficiency is achieved.
CES Energy Biomass Offering
CES Energy can offer bespoke biomass energy solutions to its clients, providing full turnkey services from design through to installation, commission, operation and maintenance.
CES Energy’s contract offering can be tailored to fit a client’s needs, from fully financed ESCo type agreements to standard Engineer, Procure, Construct (EPC) type contracts.
CES Energy’s solutions can range from small-medium scale ‘heat only’ solutions (i.e. 2 – 5 MWth) to large scale CHP type solutions (i.e. 10 – 50 MWth, 5 – 20 MWe).
Long Term Financial and Environmental Savings
CES Energy’s Biomass fuelled energy systems offer long term (standard system lifetimes 15 – 25 years) financial savings when compared against conventional boiler fuels such as oil and conventional grid sourced electricity.
Biomass is considered a ‘Zero Carbon’ fuel, and thus these systems can minimise or eliminate altogether, the net CO2 emissions associated with a facility’s energy consumption.
CES Energy Fuel Supply Contracts
Through our partnership with Coillte, CES Energy can offer a guaranteed long term source of fuel supply to Irish biomass customers*. Thus CES Energy’s solution can include every element of capital and operational cost associated with the biomass system.
* Fuel supply contracts are subject to regional resource availability and pricing assessment.