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How does a biomass CHP plant work?

5th May, 2016

The Arbor ElectroGen 45 biomass CHP plant generates both heat and electricity by gasifying sustainably sourced woodchips at high temperatures. Woodchips (or ‘woody biomass’) are fed into the plant automatically from the hopper, at which point the gasification process begins:

 

The Arbor ElectroGen gasifies fuel at a high enough temperature that virtually zero tar, nitrates or particulates are produced during the process, resulting in exceptionally low emissions. 

A high energy and heat user can expect a yearly net benefit from a single CHP plant of approximately £97,000.