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 Flex Plant in Lodi, CA*

*Video courtesy of Siemens Energy     

Environmental Energy & Finance Corporation (EEFC) is a Developer/Owner of Renewable Energy Projects. Along with its partners, EEFC provides expert solutions in mini hydro electric, wind, solar, Waste to Energy (WTE) and Waste to Fuel for power generation and electrical transmission and distribution Systems.

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•  FlexEfficiency* 50 Combined Cycle Power Plant

Key Features
*Operational Flexibility

  • 60% efficiency down to 87 percent load
  • Greater than 50 MW/minute while maintaining emissions guarantees
  • 40 percent turndown within emissions guarantees
  • One button push start in under 30 minutes
  • High start reliability with simplified digital controls
  • Plant-level flexibility and maintainability
  • Two-year construction schedule
  • More than 61 percent Baseload efficiency
  • Integrated Solar Combined Cycle (ISCC) greater than 70%

*Total Plant Design
*Leading Baseload Efficiency
*Full-Load Validation

  • Full-speed, full-load, dual-fuel capability
  • Variable speed, variable load – not grid connected
  • Reduced fuel burn – 6.4Mm3 natural gas per year
  • Smaller carbon footprint – 12,700 metric tons of CO2 per year
  • Reduced NOx emissions – 10 metric tons of NOx per year
  • Current GE technologies

*Ecomagination Certified (compared to prior technologies)
*Low Life-Cycle Costs

$170 million gas turbine validation facility – Greenville, South Carolina

Environmental Energy & Finance Corporation (EEFC) is a Developer/Owner of Renewable Energy Projects. Along with its partners, EEFC provides expert solutions in mini hydro electric, wind, solar, Waste to Energy (WTE) and Waste to Fuel for power generation and electrical transmission and distribution Systems.

The latest evolution of the FlexEfficiency 50 Combined Cycle Power Plant uses an integrated approach to reduce fuel costs, create additional revenue sources, improve dispatch capability and reduce carbon emissions compared to prior technologies. With new gas turbine, steam turbine, and generator components—along with digital control capabilities, power island integration, and a turnkey plant design—the new 510 MW block-size plant features an expected Baseload efficiency of more than 61 percent.

  • Pyrolyzer/KUG Gasifier

The Gasifier can use coal, sewer sludge, biomass, wood chips, MSW / RDF, and other waste materials and produce electricity, liquid fuels of natural gas, diesel, jet-fuel and other.

The Gasifier has zero emissions because it uses a closed-loop process and will use the exhaust smoke of the generator to pre-heat the Gasifier feedstock on the front-end.

Currently EEFC has 3-5 WTE Projects in final documentation to submit to financing for project funding of 100% debt funding over 20 years of low interest rate of 4-6%.

Gasifier connected to Turbines making electricity

The WTE projects in South Korea average 1400 tons of MSW (Municipality Solid Waste) to convert to RDF (Refuse derived fuel) and receives $40-$60 USD for tipping fees and $.17 cents kW for electricity and the WTE Plant will produce 60MW of electricity based on plant specifications.

EEFC receives funding due to the fact that our off-taker qualifies as our guarantee to pay-off the debt over a 20+ year agreement and our EPC Contractor qualifies as one other way to provide a guarantee.

  • Cogeneration
    • Cogeneration equipment produces power and thermal energy from a common fuel source, generally one that is considered to be a waste product from another process. Topping cogeneration systems generate electricity and use the exhaust for heating. Bottoming cogeneration systems produce heat for industrial processes and use a recovery boiler to generate electricity. Cogenerators and combined heat and power systems (CHP) are used by municipalities, hospitals, universities, oil refineries, paper mills, and wastewater treatment plants. Some CHP equipment uses coal, hydrogen, biomass, natural gas, or solar energy as a primary fuel. Other CHP systems use diesel fuel, digester gas, kerosene, naptha, methanol, ethanol, alcohol, flare gas, or landfill gases. Specifications for cogeneration equipment includes size, installed cost, electrical efficiency, overall efficiency, footprint, emissions, and fuels. Site location, interconnection requirements, unit size, and configuration affect the total cost of a cogeneration system.

Cogeneration equipment includes prime movers such as reciprocating engines, combustion turbines, micro-turbines, backpressure steam turbines and fuel cells. Gas-fired reciprocating engines are used in buildings to achieve energy-efficiency levels approaching 80%. When run on biofuels such as methane, they emit low levels of greenhouse gases and can produce 5 kW to 7 MW of power. Combustion turbines generate electricity from the heat produced by steam, hot water, or thermally-activated equipment such as absorption chillers. This category of cogeneration equipment can produce between 500 kW and 25 MW of electricity. Micro-turbines or microturbines are modular products that can run on waste fuels such as landfill gases. They incorporate advanced materials such as thermal barrier coatings and can produce from 25 kW to 500 kW of electricity. Backpressure steam turbines and fuel cells are also commonly available. A fuel cell uses hydrogen, which is typically isolated from a hydrocarbon source such as natural gas, propane, methanol, or gasoline.

Some cogeneration equipment uses thermally-activated technologies for cooling and dehumidification applications. Examples include heat recovery units (HRU), absorption chillers, and desiccant dehumidifiers. Absorption chillers transfer recovered heat from a prime mover to a heat sink through an absorbent fluid and a refrigerant. To provide cooling, the chiller absorbs and releases water vapor into and out of a lithium bromide solution. Desiccant dehumidifiers use drying agents to remove water from air used to condition a building space. Desiccant materials such as silica gel, activated alumina, and lithium chloride salt are exposed to an air stream with relatively high humidity. Cogeneration equipment such as packaged CHP systems and heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) are also available.

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