Most renewable energy is generated when the sun shines and the wind blows. Storage is still relatively expensive, so in most cases, we remain dependent on controllable fossil fuel power stations fuelled. Small to mid-sized biomass and waste to energy projects can be controlled to optimise grid and/or local requirements to supply heat and power to business parks, community housing and smaller district heating networks.

Key advantages of this approach are the availability of a local heat demand and significantly less environmental damage from transporting large quantities of biomass or waste to the very large plants. The hurdles have always been capital cost, difficulty matching CoGen plant temperatures to heating networks, maintenance resource and fluegas emissions.

At Bluebox, we will work with you to understand your heat and electricity needs, and get the best economic solution from available technologies such as Organic Rankine Cycles, Steam solutions, hot air turbines and Absorption chillers.

If heat is not required, we might also suggest a combined cycle approach that uses a hot air turbine top cycle and either steam organic Rankine cycle bottoming cycle to maximise electrical efficiency.

We also provide clients with their engineering development projects from thermodynamic analysis, building test platforms and developing control systems.

If you find this of interest, please get in touch at projects@bluebox.energy