Evoqua to supply equipment and services to DCO’s 50MW biomass plant

US-based energy developer DCO Energy has appointed Evoqua to provide equipment and services for a new biomass cogeneration project for consumer products giant Procter & Gamble.

The $200 million (€181m), 50 MW biomass/wood waste-to-energy plant, to be built by DCO Energy in Albany, Georgia, will provide 100% of the steam energy used by P&G's Albany manufacturing facility.

Scheduled for completion in mid-2017, the plant will be known as Albany Green Energy and it will be owned and operated by Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corp.

The cogeneration plant will turn waste wood and agricultural products into 425,000 pounds per hour of process steam for P&G and 385,000MWh per year of electrical power to be purchased by Georgia Power.

Evoqua has been selected to provide a boiler feedwater makeup system and a condensate polishing system for the operation.

The feedwater makeup system will use Evoqua's Vantage PTI multimedia pretreatment system, double-pass Vantage membrane series M286 reverse osmosis systems, VFD pumps, and ion exchange polishing resin using customised Evoqua FlexMate tanks.

Both the feedwater makeup and condensate polishing processes will take advantage of Evoqua services to reduce capital costs and on-site chemical storage.

Off-site resin regeneration for the feedwater makeup system will be done at Evoqua's Jacksonville, Florida service centre.

The condensate polishing system will use Evoqua's off-site condensate polishing services in Rockford, Illinois.

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