The two companies have helped to develop a project to produce electricity from waste material using GE’s Clean Cycle Heat-To-Power generator GE Power & Water and Nashville-based PHG Energy have successfully collaborated in a project to produce electricity from waste material using GE’s Clean Cycle heat-to-power generator.
The generator is manufactured by GE Power & Water and is used around the world to convert waste heat into electricity. The system developed by the two companies, called the PHG Energy (PHGE) begins with the gasification of waste wood chips or other biomass in order to produce a clean-burning producer gas which is then combusted in a heating unit supplying the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) with the thermal source it needs to operate efficiently thereby generating enough electricity to supply around 50 homes.
“This system integrates three proven technologies: GE's heat-to-power generator, PHG Energy's gasifier and a standard heat exchanger” said PHG Energy President Tom Stanzione. “The project is simple and elegant in its straightforward design, capable of operating on multiple and varied waste streams, and offers operating costs far below existing waste-to-energy generation systems in the marketplace.”
The combined GE and PHGE project is being conducted in Gleason, Tennessee, at a facility owned by Boral Brick Corporation. The plant is currently available for use by the project due to closure as a result of the US recession and its impact...