Projects

 

KITTYHAWK

3.0 Mw Biomass Facility in Phelan Pinon Hills California

Kittyhawk is the company’s first commercial scale power project company.  It is a 3.0 MW system, and is being permitted for construction in Phelan Pinon Hills California. Envirepel Energy Inc. has been notified by Southern California Edison that the Kittyhawk Project has been approved for a 20 year power purchase agreement with Southern California Edison under the Biomat tariff program.   

With a successful operation of the Kittyhawk project at Phelan Park, the Company looks forward to constructing additional facilities in the southern California region under the Biomat tariff.

The build out of the project consists of the construction of the original 3.0 MW system, consisting of a twin combustion units driving separate heat recovery steam generators, which in turn provide a combined steam flow to a single steam turbine-generator system.

 

Kitttyhawk Project Site in Phelan Pinon Hills, California

Construction of this project is scheduled to begin in late spring of 2018.  The Kittyhawk Facility is planned to process approximately 115 tons per day of agricultural green waste and produce approximately 1 ton of mineral ash materials per day.  The mineral ash materials will be comprised primarily of calcium, silicon, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium oxides.

The photos below show the first combustion system fit check prior to shipment along with a fuel storage box, and other system components.

All fuel for Kittyhawk is provided to the project at the Phelan Pinon Hills site, Phelan Park, by Circle Green Inc., an established biomass grinding and processing company from a radius of less than 60 miles by road.  The Company believes that approximately 175,000 tons per year of suitable biomass fuel materials are available to the Facility annually.  The Kittyhawk Project site in Phelan Pinon Hills will be the first commercial deployment of the Company's proprietary combustion technology of its type in our Country. 

Operational Emissions

Proposed emission control devices for use in the facility include solid urea injection into the fuel supply, a passive NOx catalytic converter, dust cyclones, a wet misting spray scrubber, a wet electrostatic spray precipitator, and CO2 recovery scrubbers.  Total emissions from the project site are expected to be less than 50 pounds per day of any regulated air contaminate (NOx, SOx, HC, PM), which would be roughly 5% or less of what traditional biomass combustion systems would produce using the same feed stock for fuel.

Research and Development System, TC-4

The Company's R&D combustion facility has been operated at the company's Lincoln Alabama since the fall of 2013 for continued R&D and demonstration work.

The first formal emissions stack testing of the TC 4 unit were conducted during the week of October 7th, 2013.  The full test report is available on this link http://www.envirepel.com/test1.pdf     

Here are some highlights from the report:

Raw Combustion Emissions look like this:

This is a comparison of actual emission factors against Federal AP 42 standards for this type of combustion system:

Video of the TC-4 unit running is available on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D6vahjugxM

Below are photos of the facility showing the fuel feed and combustion unit, the heat recovery boiler, economizer, dust collector, induction fan, wet scrubber, gasification inside the combustion unit, and video feed from the facility cameras showing inside and outside views of the facility :