17/01/2019 – News / Environment / Sustainability / Emissions / Technology / Biomass / RJM International
RJM International wins new waste-to-energy and biomass projects in Europe
RJM International – an award-winning provider of emissions reduction technology and equipment – has announced two new contract wins in Europe. Both projects will require RJM to apply its expertise in resolving complex emissions and combustion challenges that can arise when firing biomass or when plants introduce new fuels to their fuel diet.
The new business wins follow on from RJM being awarded the FEED contract in Wales at Uskmouth Power Station by SIMEC Atlantis Energy Ltd in November 2018, for the world's first conversion of a coal-fired power plant to run on waste-derived energy pellets.
In the Netherlands, RJM has been appointed by Bio Energie Centrale Cuijk (BECC) to help resolve various combustion issues. This 80MW biomass fluidised bed boiler, firing a mix of fresh wood chips and waste wood generates green electricity for the grid. The initial study has now been widened by BECC into a more extensive project.
RJM has also been appointed by a European power producer to carry out a feasibility study for a coal-to-biomass conversion at one of its large utility plants. The project will focus on evaluating the efficiency and emissions implications as well as the requirements of the Renewable Energy Directive and the Industrial Emissions Directive.
Industry shift towards “zero-to-low carbon, biomass-derived fuels”
Commenting on the new contract wins, RJM’s Managing Director John Goldring observed: “As thermal power plants transition to zero-to-low carbon, biomass-derived fuels, they are experiencing a wide range of new combustion and emissions challenges. At RJM we have a proven track record of resolving complex combustion challenges across all fuel types and have been building up our capabilities with co-firing and 100-per-cent conversion to biomass for over 10 years.
“Thanks to the in-depth experience of our engineers and our focus on developing tailor-made, innovative solutions, we are winning work with our clients who are combusting these new alternative green fuels but who also need to maximise their electrical generation, efficiency and reliability whilst complying with the latest emissions regulations.
“The global trend towards lower carbon, lower emission fuels is picking up pace and as a lead expert in the sector, RJM is well-placed to grow its portfolio of customers worldwide,” he added.