What makes BNL Clean Energy plants unique is that they combine so many benefits. They can be operated with various kinds of feedstock – municipal solid waste, biomass or sludge, just to name a few. At the same time, they generate a flexible energy output. This can be electricity, if that is needed, but in most cases it is more efficient to use heat or steam as such. On top of this, any BNL Clean Energy plant produces synthetic hydrocarbons, for example synthetic diesel. Let it be clear that we are not talking about just another unavoidable byproduct, but a valuable commodity, which can be sold the chemical industry or refineries.
While traditional thermal power plants always produce emissions – CO2 and worse substances – a BNL Clean Energy Plant only has cooling towers, but no actual chimney. Instead of releasing flue gases into the atmosphere, with our process all residues are inert and therefore easily collected and transported to a BNL Clean Recycling Plant for final treatment. Zero Emissions and Zero Residue is our commitment.
Having said that, what most strikes you when you see a BNL Clean Energy Plant, is its small size. In general, it occupies only a fifth of the space needed for conventional alternatives. The Clean Energy Plant M3400 which you see in these pictures is only 12 meters high and occupies a space of 14 x 50 meters. As a reference, it processes 3-6 tons of feedstock per hour (continuous operation) and can generate 3-6 MW of electricity or 8-16 MW of thermal power. On top of this, it produces some 500-1’000 litres of synthetic LFO (light fuel oil) per hour.
The compact size, combined with the fact that all our plants are modular – with most equipment delivered pre-installed inside the containers – allows for unrivalled leadtimes from feasibility study to the commissioning.