Chevron Energy Solutions will design and build a waste-to-energy plant at Broward County, Fla.’s wastewater treatment facility.
The project, which will generate electricity from fats, oils and grease (FOG), is expected to generate almost 2MW of power, reduce electricity usage by over 30 percent and save the county nearly $27 million in its first 17 years of operation.
The energy produced by the project will both offset utility-purchased power and help achieve county-wide carbon reduction benefits.
In other waste-to-energy news, Clarke Energy, GE’s authorized Jenbacher gas engine distributor for the United Kingdom, has been selected to supply UK waste management company Biffa with eight of GE’s Jenbacher landfill gas engines as part of a modernization of several landfill gas-to-energy plants across the UK.
Additionally MPM Technologies subsidiary Carbon Cycle Power has signed a memorandum of understanding with machining and manufacturing company Wheeler Industries to build CCP’s waste-to-value technology. The patent-pending photon-induced plasma arc gasification technology will process biomass, such as lumber mill waste and agricultural residue, and municipal solid waste for the cogeneration of heat and power.