Athens Energy

  • LOCATION: ATHENS, MAINE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • STATUS: IN OPERATION SINCE OCTOBER 2016
  • APPLICATION: BIOMASS
  • CUSTOMER: ATHENS ENERGY
  • DESCRIPTION: POWER ONLY - PELLET
  • MODEL: TURBODEN 80 HRS
  • POWER: 8 MWe
  • WATER TEMPERATURE (IN/OUT): 25 - 33°C
  • The biggest Turboden biomass ORC turbogenerator
  • 5 stages turbine

THE CUSTOMER

Athens Capital Holdings, LLC, is a wholly controlled subsidiary of Athens Energy LLC, controlled subsidiary of Maine Woods Pellets Co., which runs a wood pellet manufacturing plant in Athens.

THE NEED

Power Production in his renovated Pellet Manufacturing Process, taking advantage of the Maine New Markets tax credits program.

OUR SOLUTION

Turboden supplies a 8 MWe ORC unit, Turboden 80 HRS. The application of the project consists in biomass power plant employing wood waste from the adjacent wood pellet manufacturer, Maine Woods Pellet Company, LLC. SolaGen and NEC supply the engineering and manufacturing of the biomass fired Thermal Oil Heater and Waste Heat Pre-dryer plant to be integrated with the existing pellet plant. Mid-South Engineering Co. take care of the BoP (Balance of Plant) and the system integration of the project. The competitor was the traditional steam technology. Customer has been convinced by the advantages of Turboden ORC technology (mainly minor O&M Operating and Maintenance Costs in comparison to traditional steam technology).

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