Producing Electricity and Heat from Biomass

Following ten yearsbiomass generator of research and development, Talbotts Biomass Energy LTD of Stafford have seen the installation of four of their BG100 biomass generators . Each produces 100kW electricity and 200kW-heat energy from totally renewable sources,saving c.600 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per unit per year when compared to conventional fossil fuel powered systems.

The BG100 unit burns a wide variety of biomass fuels including wood chips, coppiced willow and miscanthus (elephant grass). The first production unit has been installed at Harper Adams University College in U.K. and is also being used to test the suitability of other agricultural residue fuels such as wheat straw. company has now installed another three units including one in Switzerland. The BG100 has a unique design that harnesses the power of nature in a carbon neutral manner and has been designed to be ideally suited for use on Britain’s farms.
In operation the unit is totally automated including the fuel feed and is designed for continuous 24 / 7 operation with minimal service downtime. It will generate sufficient electricity for most farms and provide hot water for domestic and other purposes. This also means that a significant diversification source of revenue is possible from the sale of electricity.

At the heart of the system is a micro turbine generator, which is adapted to Bob Talbott’s patented concept. The whole system other than the external fuel bunker is contained in two stacked shipping containers making transportation as easy as possible. On site installation is minimal since the units are factory assembled in the containers.
Talbott’s recognized as leader in Renewable Energy Industry
The renewable energy industry celebrated the second year of the British Renewable Energy Awards with a gala dinner in London on June 21st. Talbott’s Biomass Energy Ltd. of Stafford secured the BREA Innovation Award “for creating the world’s 1st practical biomass Combined Heat and Power generator.”

Amy Fielding, Commercial Director of Talbott’s comments “Biomass Energy is a key renewable towards meeting targets on the reduction of carbon emissions. It is good to see that Biomass is finally being appreciated as an important contributor into securing future energy supplies.”


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Posted by on July 9, 2010. Filed under Alternative fuel, Energy efficiency. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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