In our ongoing research into biomass energy company profiles, reputations, and successes, we have found three more for the alternative energy community to consider.
Biomass Company: Clenergen Corporation
The men and women at Clenenergen Corporation produce high density short rotation biomass energy crops on a commercial scale at a cost of less than the price of coal.
Clenergen uses a fully integrated agronomy and technology model that delivers a sustainable supply of alternative energy.
Clenergen has identified two species of trees and a strain of grass that can be cultivated on non-arable land to produce a sustainable, cost effective biomass energy crop.
Types of Biomass Used:
The species of bamboo selected for energy crops is from the Bambusa Balcooa family of grasses. After 10 years of breeding and fertilization programs, this species of bamboo is now cultivated from tissue culture and then micro propagated.
As a result, each tissue culture sapling is identical, asexual, non-evasive, non-flowering and has a density that is 5 times greater than any other species of bamboo. It can be cultivated in all types of soil where there is sufficient water availability, or where climatic conditions (such as in the equatorial regions) offer a natural environment for cultivation.
The bamboo has the potential as an alternative energy crop of yielding 35 tonnes per acre by year three. By year four, the bamboo can be mechanically harvested and can produce an average of up to 65 tonnes per acre per year, with a lifespan of up to 50 years.
Melia dubia originates from the Meliaceae family and is an indigenous species of tree from India, South East Asia and Australia, where it has been cultivated as a source of firewood. The tree can be cultivated in all types of soil and requires only a low supply of water.
Melia dubia has the unique feature of growing to 40 feet within 2 years from planting and can be mechanically pruned and harvested.
As an alternative energy crop, Melia dubia has the potential of yielding in excess of 40 tonnes of biomass on average per acre per year, over a 10 year period (before replanting is required).
Its high calorific value makes it a viable source of feedstock for biomass power plants.
Marjestica is a species of tree that has resulted from applying the Tree Adaption Process (polyploidisation) from the mother stock of Paulownia.
This process increases Marjestica’s yearly growth rate by up to 28-40%.
This biomass energy company has signed an exclusive license to the polyploidy technology for the cultivation of the species in India and Sri Lanka.
The tree will grow to 28 feet high within the first year from planting and can be mechanically pruned and harvested yearly.
Marjestica requires small amounts of water, and is ideally suited as an alternative energy crop because it develops multiple stems after the first harvest.
Majestica has the potential of yielding in excess of 40 tonnes on average per acre per annum over an 8 year period before replanting. Its low moisture content results in a highly efficient renewable biomass feedstock for gasification power plants.
Biomass Energy Company: Georgia Biomass, LLC
Georgia Biomass, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of RWE Innogy. It was formed in 2010 as part of the commitment RWE made to make biomass a large part of the alternative energy future.
This biomass energy company is located in Waycross Georgia, with headquarters in Savannah Georgia.
Georgia Biomass has constructed the world’s largest wood pellet plant.
RWE is one of Europe’s five leading electricity and gas companies. It is active in the generation, trading, transmission and supply of electricity and gas.
More than 70,000 employees supply over 16 million customers with electricity and approximately 8 million customers with gas.
In fiscal 2009, RWE recorded about €48 billion in revenue.
On May 12, 2011, Georgia Biomass opened the world’s largest pellet plant, and began production of approximately 750,000 tons of pellets per year.
The biomass energy company plant, located in Waycross, Georgia has created over 80 jobs locally, over 100 indirect jobs, and is a major source for alternative energy generation in Europe.
Want to Work for Georgia Biomass, LLC?
This biomass energy company offers a great benefits package that includes:
Current Job Openings for this biomass energy company:
Two engineering opportunities are available and would be responsible for:
Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of 1 to 5 years of directly related experience in an industrial environment.
Knowledge and experience in root cause analysis, mechanical and E&I maintenance applications and working with a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) is valued.
Strong written & verbal communication skills are mandatory. Industry experience with chemicals, pulp and paper, and Oriented Strand Board (OSB) mill operations is preferred.
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Electrical Maintenance Technician
The Electrical Maintenance Technician supports a wide range of work involving troubleshooting, repair, adjustments, and calibration of industrial electronic equipment, such as PLC's, variable frequency drives, servo motor control systems, instrumentation, and industrial computers.
This position also supports the production team in all aspects of production as needed and specifically:
Education and/or experience:
Associate degree, Diploma from a Technical College or Trade School or High School diploma in a technical field. The position prefers a minimum of 4 years previous experience in one or two of the following key areas:
Journeyman Electrical License, experience with heavy industrial equipment or process industry such as chemicals, pulp and paper, Industrial Scale Saw Mills, and Oriented Strand Board (OSB) mill operations.
Experience with administrative Information Technology (IT) networks and servers.
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Biomass Energy Company: Golden Renewable Energy, LLC
Golden Renewable Energy, LLC produces EPA recognized renewable fuel from waste.
Through the combination of a unique process referred to as fluidized catalytic assisted thermal cracking or otherwise referred to as fluid catalytic cracking (“FCC”), this biomass energy company is able to convert a variety of carbon based waste feedstock materials into various alternative energy fuels.
Golden Renewable Energy, LLC has validated its processing techniques over the past 5 years using municipal waste and other forms of feedstock to produce EPA accepted alternative energy fuels such as ASTM D975 diesel fuel.
Golden Renewable Energy, LLC currently operates 1 plant in Yonkers, NY and is working on several additional site locations within the New York City area.
Headquartered in Yonkers, NY, Golden Renewable Energy is a privately held company founded in 2010 by its current senior management team.
Golden Renewable Energy currently has over 25 employees in NY.
Golden Renewable Energy produces biomass fuel that can be used in a number of practical applications, including: