Turning biomass into profit with Siemens steam turbinesCreating green, CO₂-neutral energy from bagasse requires the highest levels of efficiency. The goal of any plant is to extract as much natural energy as possible, whether that energy is sugar itself or steam and power to be sold to the grid.
By choosing and using the right equipment, manufacturers can reap huge financial rewards and feel good about running a sustainable operation that is fit for the future. Cogeneration – the ability to create two forms of energy from a single fuel source – has many benefits, both on a local and global level.
With over a century of experience in turbine technology, Siemens has delivered solutions for a wide range of purposes. For the sugar industry, turbines of up to 50 MW are the most relevant. Whether you run a small, medium, or large mill, we have the best-fitting and easily maintainable solution to match your needs and profit without creating more greenhouse gases.
Centered on biomass – an integral part of the industry
Bioenergy - How to make processing in sugar mills or other biomass fueled plants efficient and future proof
Electrical power and steam consumption are the biggest costs in sugar mills and other biomass fueled plants. Their optimization can result in notable cost reductions and highly efficient plant operation. Join our live webinar and see how Siemens can help to optimize the asset management.
A surge of power: The right turbine for your plantWith over a century of experience in turbine technology, Siemens has delivered solutions for a wide range of purposes. For the sugar industry, turbines of up to 50 MW are the most relevant. Whether you run a small, medium, or large mill, we have the best-fitting and easily maintainable solution to match your needs.
Flexible turbines for tailored performance
In order to harvest as much sugarcane as possible during the production season, steam turbines must operate with high reliability and availability. Each day offline can cause huge losses. Not every mill always runs under full load, and bagasse can differ in its moisture and ash content, resulting in an inconsistent steam parameter. To solve this, part-load operation optimizes the efficiency and power output of the turbine if there is not enough sugarcane to crush. This feature ensures consistent results from season to season.
During controlled and uncontrolled extraction, steam is released from various stages of the turbine and used for industrial processes, or sent to boiler feedwater heaters to improve overall cycle efficiency. To ensure you have a tailor-made turbine solution, Siemens provides controlled and uncontrolled extraction when you need it. Our experts will help you find the optimum balance between high efficiency and low cost.
Homogeneous geometrical casing design
This innovative design approach means Siemens turbines provide distinct benefits:
- Quick start times (up to 50 percent faster)
- Fast load changes – full load or partial load
- High efficiency