In the United States (US), Franklin, Tennesse (TN) based Enexor BioEnergy LLC (Enexor) has recently announced the release of its "Bio-CHP" technology, the "Bio-200", a modular and scalable system that converts "almost any" organic waste into on-site, clean and affordable energy. Customer installations will commence in Q2 starting in the United States, with strategic markets in the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, and Europe to follow.
Founded in 2015, the Nashville suburb-based start-up developed its patented “direct combustion” technology using a state-of-the-art microturbine technology that the company says delivers a very low levelized cost of energy (LCOE).
The Bio-200 is small-scale (75 kW power, 125 kW thermal), modular, and rapidly deployable in almost any setting – from a retail outlet in the United States to a remote, rural village in Africa. Designed to withstand hurricane-force winds, the system provides 24/7 continuous renewable power ideally suited for microgrids as it integrates well with intermittent renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind.
Installed and commissioned within one day, multiple systems can be installed side-by-side in cascade to generate up to 2.0 MW of combined power. The system is fueled by a blend of on-site or locally sourced organic materials.
According to the company, fuel sources can uniquely include a vast array of combinations such as food waste, agricultural waste, sawdust, biosolids, paper, cardboard, woodchips, animal waste, and spent grains.
We have developed an on-site, distributed renewable energy system that will transform the way businesses look at their organic waste. With our Bio-CHP systems, customers can now redirect their organic waste away from landfills to generate clean, renewable energy on-site. Our very low LCOE enables us to install Bio-CHP systems using a unique Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) partnership model. This eliminates upfront customer capital-outlay, delivering immediate cost savings unlike typical on-site energy projects, said Lee Jestings, Founder and CEO of Enexor BioEnergy.