US-based ElectraTherm, a leader in distributed, waste heat to power generation, has delivered a Power+ Generator™ 4400 to Maryland, where it will utilize waste heat from chicken manure to generate emission-free electricity.

This is the first application of its kind to cleanly burn chicken manure to generate clean energy, and one of eight Power+ Generators commissioned in 2017 to date. The site will use a combination of waste biomass and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology to generate clean energy and offset site power loads.
Electratherm equipment
ElectraTherm utilizes Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and proprietary technologies to generate power from low temperature heat ranging from 170-252°F. At the site, chicken manure is burned to fire a fluidized bed combustion system producing useful thermal heat. The addition of the Power+ allows the site to act as a CHP system, producing both heat and power. The heat fuels the Power+ Generator to generate clean electricity that will offset onsite power consumption at the farm, and excess heat is also used to heat chicken coops.

This machine represents the first of four (three in the UK and one in the US) machines commissioned for BHSL in 2017. In addition, ElectraTherm recently commissioned four more Power+ Generators in the United Kingdom, all on biomass applications.