Design, Permitting and Initial Operation of a 32 Mw Agricultural Waste Fired Power Plant

by Jeffrey L. Pierce, SE Technologies, Bridgeville, United States,
Stanley M. Sbei, SE Technologies, Bridgeville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Energy in the 90's


Independent power producers are playing an increasingly important role in satisfying the electric power requirements of public utilities. Many of the independent power producers rely heavily on waste or renewable energy sources and are reducing our nation's dependence on traditional fossil fuels. Independent power producers must comply with the most recent environmental regulations and are often compelled to employ state-of-the-art technologies for air emissions control and for wastewater management. The paper which follows discusses a recently completed waste fired independent power project. The power plant is operated by the Delano Energy Company, and it is designed to burn a combination of orchard prunings, almond shells, wood waste and cotton stalks.

Subject Headings: Agricultural wastes | Power plants | Electric power | Waste management | Wastewater management | Recycling | Industrial facilities | Industrial wastes

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