Deciding whether to undertake a utility-scale biomass project, whether a repowering project or a new facility, takes a lot of engineering and legwork. How will your plant be derated if you fire biomass instead of coal? How can a state-of-the-art wood chip handling system fit just the way you need it to on your existing property? And what state and federal incentives are currently available for a project like yours?
It’s not an easy decision to build a new power station (or repower an existing one), especially given the tangled web of renewable-portfolio requirements, pollution-control restrictions, and the current financial environment. You need a feasibility study that doesn’t gloss over potentially game-changing possibilities, and a team that addresses all possible pitfalls and key market influences before they have a chance to derail your project.
Comprehensive Feasibility Studies
It’s our job to keep you from being blindsided. We’ve addressed all of the above concerns and many, many more for other clients in similar situations. Our resource assessment team has extensive experience in biomass feedstocks and simulation software, as well as a thorough library of technical performance and cost information for biomass plants around the world. Our feasibility studies include:
- Fuel supplies and susceptibility to nearby projects and changing energy prices,
- Fuel-handling system options (from driveway to boiler),
- The breadth of boiler options and potential boiler modifications,
- The environmental impacts of fuel choices (or fuel switching),
- Available state and federal financial incentives, and
- Project sensitivity to a range of cost and performance factors.
Our feasibility studies provide all the information you need to confidently decide whether or not a biomass-fueled project is right for your situation.
Technical Expertise + Perseverance
We know what it’s like when the answers to your repowering questions don’t exist anywhere in the published literature, when no one has yet done a project like the one you’re considering. Our years of accumulated industry contacts, technical data, and hands-on experience can be a valuable asset to whatever your project might entail.
ANTARES’ extensive experience can ensure you’re making the right decision when it comes to biopower development. For more information, contact us.