Biomass is a mild renewable energy source that is stored in the organic or biological material of plant or animal organisms. The production of power using biomass is a significant achievement for energy independence given that according to the Center for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES), it is estimated that the worldwide production of biomass contains ten times the amount of energy required by mankind for the same period.
Biomass is divided into two types:
- Waste and residual biomass, which includes all types of plant residues as well as livestock, industrial and urban waste.
- Agricultural biomass, which is produced from farming and energy forest cultivations.
In order for these biomass forms to be used for the production of electricity and heat, they need to undergo specific conversion technologies such as combustion, pyrolysis, fermentation-digestion processes.
The processes and prospective use of the biomass depend on a number of different factors, such as:
- Availability and immediate supply of the raw material
- Accessibility to the plant via a good road network
- Strategic positioning of the facility to avoid disturbing residents.
- Prevailing electricity and fuel market selling prices
Goldeco offers thorough information on the various conversion technologies and a comprehensive range of consultancy services for the most efficient use of biomass as an energy source. Our qualified consultants focus on the analysis of technologies, the in-depth market study, the annual energy production estimates and the evaluation of technical and economical sustainability and achieve the best strategic growth in the bioenergy production field, which by extension results in the creation of competitive advantages to its clients’ benefit.
In the context of the Biomass projects, the services provided by Goldeco include:
- Investment identification and feasibility study.
- Resource evaluation and energy analysis of raw materials.
- Technical design of project.
- Equipment specifications and evaluation of proposals.
- Contracts with raw material producers.
- Techno-economic studies.
- Licensing (RAE, Approval of environmental terms and conditions, Installation Permit)
- Equipment procurement.
- Supervision of construction.
- Operation and management of installations.