Earth Systems Energy » Bioenergy and Waste-to-Energy

By: Earth Systems Energy  09-12-2011
Keywords: Accounting Services, Renewable Energy, Carbon

Earth Systems recognises the growing importance of the biomass and bioenergy sector for renewable energy production and carbon capture benefits. With experience in sustainable biomass production, bioenergy plant design and carbon credit project development, we have the capacity to assist you in all aspects of developing your bioenergy project.


Earth Systems has in-house engineering design expertise in thermo-chemical processes, so we have the capacity to develop a bioenergy or waste-to-energy solution specific to your feedstock and circumstances.  With a good appreciation of the current status of commercial bioenergy options (including combustion, pyrolysis and gasification processes as well as a variety of applicable power cycles such as steam, ORC, Otto, Diesel, Stirling and tri-generation options), we can also independently assess the technical merits of a third-party technology solution to assist project developers in minimising technical risk.

Our services include:

  • Independent assessment of bioenergy project economics and technology feasibility;
  • Engineering design expertise in biomass gasification systems and processes;
  • Carbon accounting services to quantify the full life-cycle emission benefits of a bioenergy process;
  • Engineering design expertise in pyrolysis processes (e.g. for producing biochar as a soil amendment, or for bio-oil production);
  • Fuel characterisation analyses – assessment of fuel characteristics and suitability for available bioenergy conversion processes;
  • Specialist design expertise in fluidized bed processes for high temperature processing (especially for waste feedstocks where a particular time-temperature history is critical for emission requirements);
  • Novel bioenergy process development, including hydrothermal and supercritical water processing options for wet biosolid wastes; and
  • Experimental scoping study on hydrothermal processing of sewage sludge.

Recent Projects

  • Feasibility study for a 1 MWe biomass-fired cogeneration plant based on Organic Rankine Cycle technology
  • Engineering design for continuous and batch greenwaste biochar production processes
  • Worldwide survey of small-scale commercial biomass gasification technologies for a corporate client
  • Feasibility study and pilot-scale trials for a transportable pyrolysis system for biochar production in remote areas, including GHG emissions life-cycle
  • Carbon mass balances for a novel algal biodiesel production process

Keywords: Accounting Services, Biochar Production, Biodiesel Production, Biomass Gasification, Biomass Gasification Technologies, Carbon, Carbon Accounting, Carbon Capture, Cycle Technology, Energy Production, engineering design, Engineering Design Expertise, feasibility study, Fluidized Bed, Gasification Systems, Plant Design, Production Process, project development, Project Economics, Pyrolysis System, Rankine Cycle, Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy Production, Sustainable Biomass, Technology Engineering, Water Processing,

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