B&W Enters Kiewit, Fidelis Biomass Project
Babcock & Wilcox is partnering with Kiewit Industrial to deliver Fidelis New Energy’s planned net-negative carbon impact biomass power plant at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. The 200 MW electricity plant will be the largest of its kind in the world, according to the participants.
The planned facility, called Project Cyclus, will provide power for Fidelis’ 73,000 barrel-per-day Grön Fuels facility, which will produce sustainable aviation fuel, renewable diesel, green hydrogen, and bio-plastic feedstock with a net-negative carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint. Fidelis will sequester the biogenic CO2 in a carbon sink developed and secured by its subsidiary Capio Sequestration pursuant to the previously announced operating agreement between Capio and the state of Louisiana.
B&W will provide engineering, design, equipment and technology services to support development of the biomass-fueled plant. The company’s B&W Renewable business segment will design and supply a biomass-fueled bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) boiler, while its B&W Environmental segment will provide its OxyBright oxy-combustion technology to isolate and capture CO2 for long-term sequestration, as well as a full suite of environmental technologies to control other emissions, including nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides, particulate and volatile organic compounds. The plant will utilize these technologies to produce clean energy with a net-negative carbon impact of over two million tons per year.
Spectrum Moves Ahead At Adel
Spectrum Energy Georgia LLC plans to begin construction this summer of an industrial wood pellet facility in Adel, Ga. and expects to commission the plant 12 months later, or summer of 2024. The plant will operate at the site of an idled particleboard facility…
Basic Research Shows Anaerobic Lignin Effects
A group of researchers at UC Santa Barbara has shown that anaerobic processes similar to those in herd animal digestive tracts can be effective in breaking down lignin structures in biomass. A key to unlocking biomass’ potential is the cost-effective breakdown of lignin that unlocks cellulose and…
Aspen Wood Products Opens New Regional Pellet Mill
Seeking to add value to residuals from two processing facilities, Aspen Wood Products is opening a new fuel pellet and animal bedding pellet mill at its headquarters in Mancos, Colo., where the company operates an aspen excelsior plant and also produces firewood, shavings and bark…
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