Providing a future-proof source of electricity and contributing to lower CO₂ emissions, power produced from biomass is increasingly economically viable. The interests of operators and investors, on the one hand, and those of utilities and grids, on the other, are becoming more closely aligned. This is because ensuring a stable power supply as well as the financial success of the power plant are common goals.
Centered on biomass – an integral part of the industry
With more widespread environmental awareness and the resultant striving for “green” lifestyles, biomass energy for both industry and electricity providers is a reliable – and sustainable – source of baseload power.
It also helps in meeting environmental targets, absorbing more CO₂ than it emits, and efficient equipment used in power generation leads to fewer emissions at the plant site.
Biomass is a relatively cheap base load and, depending on the local regulations, surplus electricity produced from it can be fed back to the grid, making it even more economically viable.
Installing a biomass power plant to burn the on-site waste that occurs as a by-product of industrial processes closes the factory input cycle.
It also eliminates the need for waste disposal, lowers energy costs and maintains a high availability of the power supply.
Incinerating renewables is thus a further step toward sustainability and toward a closed-cycle economy. These by-products need no additional processing, further strengthening the financial feasibility of the biomass plant.
The possibility of running a biomass plant on diverse feedstocks adds to the viability of such projects while ensuring the availability of the fuel supply.
Apart from achieving maximum output with a minimum of life-cycle costs, another decisive economic factor is the need for appropriate frameworks already in the country concerned, regulating such variables as electricity prices, the level of tipping tax, and funding.
Our scope of supply
Flexible, reliable operation
With their leading efficiency profile and minimal outages, our turbines maximize the amount of electricity generated while further reducing a plant’s lifetime emissions footprint.
Lowest lifecycle costs
All our turbines offer a long life cycle thanks to reliable equipment that is backed by our global service.
Thanks to our long list of references we can help gain acceptance for biomass energy among the authorities and the local population.
Professional project development
We can support you from the very beginning with our technical consulting and expertise, dealing with all the parties involved and avoiding any complications.
Scope and solutions
A holistic approach
Partnering with an experienced equipment manufacturer is an important step toward commissioning a new biomass plant.
Siemens scope of supply:
Our focus on both fuel costs and revenue
Global expertise, local solutions
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Igelsta, Södertälje, Sweden
Power output: 90 MW(e) | 200 MW(th)
Sweden’s largest biomass plant, reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 75,000 tons per year
Scope: SST-800 steam turbine
Converting bagasse into electricity
Chaiyaphum, Thailand (2015)
Customer: Mitr Phol Bio Power Co., Ltd
Power output: 45 MW
Scope: 2 x SST-300 steam turbines, PCS7 I&C system, 2 x SST-300 turbogenerator set
Cutting carbon with biomass-fueled CHP
UPM Caledonian Mill, Irvine, UK
Power output SST-300 steam turbine: 12.25 MW(e) | 10 MW(th)
Reduction of carbon emissions by 75,000 tonnes per year – equivalent to 35,000 households
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