Southern Wood Energy
Froling woodchip CHP50 Plant
Southern Wood Energy (SWE) uses a large amount of electricity during the manufacture of wood heating products that are supplied to a number of markets. SWE wanted an energy efficient system which would lower their costs and improve their environmental credentials.
Fuel supply and chip handling
The Fröling CHP50 is designed to burn woodchip with low moisture content, below W10. This site currently produces W10 G30, so this is transferred across the site for the CHP to use. The storage is inside a watertight barn to avoid moisture re-entering the woodchip.
System design and installation
The system was designed to supply a 50kW base load for the site permanently. The CHP will cover approximately 70% of the full load. The Fröling CHP unit comes supplied from the factory as a self-contained unit. Heat main and power cables are installed into a slab prior to the unit arriving, once the unit arrives the fuel and ash feeds are then installed.
The CHP will provide a much more efficient source of electricity for the site.
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