Patent awarded to NTE Energy for biomass hybrid technology
The US Patent & Trademark Office has awarded NTE Energy a patent for its proprietary biomass hybrid renewable energy technology. This newly patented technology allows the simultaneous operation of a biomass energy cycle in unison with a traditional power plant.
It integrates biomass and steam electric power, forming a single hybrid power facility that will offer shared equipment for both means of generation, thus providing significant capital cost savings. Furthermore, the technology can be integrated into nearly any already-existing power plant that has excess steam turbine capacity.
NTE Energy is to construct and develop new hybrid power generation facilities throughout the US. Locations of projects already underway include Florida, Virginia and North Carolina.
As an alternative, NTE Energy will license the technology to other parties, including independently owned hybrid renewable energy facilities.