Manager: Teatro Marcello Energy Srl.
Location: Rome (Italy), EUR Quarter, on the road to Fiumicino
Plant: 1 x ZE-50-ULH LT-ORC Module
Application: Waste heat recovery from wood-pellet gasifiers and from cooling jackets & exhausts of syngas-fueled engines.
The client who commissioned this plant - Teatro marcello Energy srl - is the manager of the Parco De'Medici Space Cinema multiplex and the related mall, located along the Roma to Fiumicino highway, in the EUR quarter / Magliana area, in southwestern Rome.
The plant to which our LT-ORC system has been attached is made of two wood pellet gasifiers made by the German firm Burkhardt, producing combustible gas fuel (syngas) for two power generators based on custom-modified MAN engines having an overall power output of 360kWE.
The ZE-50-ULH Low Temperature Organic Rankine Cycle (LT-ORC) module we supplied takes thermal power both from the gasifiers – by recovering the waste heat created in the pyrolitic process which would otherwise wasted in the output gases – and from the syngas-fueled power generators, by recovering both the waste heat derived from the cooling jackets and flue gases.
The plant supplied by Texas Green Technologies' Italian Partner Zuccato Energia s - a standard ZE-50-ULH Low Temperature Organic Rankine Cycle module - adds a further 45 kWE to the 360 kWE produced by the gasifier/engine plant, thus raising the total power output to 405 kWE and increasing performance by about 9% with respect to the "naked" system.
The skid-mounted system we supplied is a standard model, and due to its compactness, it was possible to install it into a technical underground space located under the cinema, while gasifiers, engines, generators and cooling tower are installed above ground outdoors.
The fuel used by the gasifiers is wood pellets. As is the case in all biomass-fueled systems, this plant has zero CO2 impact, as the carbon dioxide released during gasification and combustion is the same which had been captured during the growth of the trees from which the pellet comes.
The following are some photos of this installation. Hover on an image thumbnail to see it enlarged in the main picture.