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Dresser-Rand Bringing Power To Biomass Plant

Posted on May 16, 2012

Dresser-Rand, a global supplier of rotating equipment for the oil, gas, petrochemical, and process industries, will provide Max Bögl Group with an indirectly fired KG 2-3 G gas turbine for its new biomass cogeneration plant in its Bavaria, Germany facility.

Max Bögl wants to produce electricity with low emissions at its Bavarian plant. Heat from the biomass cogeneration plant will be used to produce 4.5 tonnes of saturated steam which, in turn, will be used to produce concrete for pre-fabricated components and for electricity conversion. A significant part of the clean, hot air from the turbine cycle will also be used in the asphalt production process and grinding plant, the company said.

Chips made from untreated wood, which will come from local agriculture and foresting farms or short rotation forestry, will be used as a CO2-neutral fuel. By producing 2 MW of energy using renewable sources, Max Bögl will receive compensation from the German Renewable Act, which provides incentives and compensation to companies that produce energy using renewable sources.

Scheduled to begin operation in spring 2013, the new cogeneration plant, built by Gammel Engineering GmbH, replaces a gas-fired steam and heat process and will save 3.2 MM m3 of natural gas annually, the company said.

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