Albioma to convert Caribbean power plant from coal to biomass

SOURCE: Google Maps” src=”×300-noup.jpg” alt=”” width=”350″ height=”238″> Guadeloup: Conversion of a 34 MW coal-fired power plant to biomass.
Albioma recently announced it has secured a long-term loan to support the conversion a 34 MW coal-fired power plant in Guadeloupe, a group of French islands in the southern Caribbean, to 100 percent biomass.
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  • Biomass (grown on the island) to replace coal is not only economical for an island that may have to import coal, but could lead to other opportunities.
  • Why not extract extract extra value from the biomass (e.g. sugarcane bagasse) by making furfural

DalinYebo’s focus is on the development of technology which adds value to the hemicelluloses (or the so called 5-carbon sugars, Pentoses) found e.g in the bagasse of the sugarcane and many other annual crops. Over the last 30 years, we have evaluated a variety of feedstock that could be or are used for bio-refining. Sugarcane was just one of them. Improving the properties of the plant may be one aspect of improving sugar yields (per ha). Field and soil management are others. Furthermore, …

… selecting the right bio-refining process technology is most probably the most important aspect of making biobased products (that replace the chemicals currently obtained from oil, coal or gas).

Our expertise: Extraction and/or beneficiation of sugars that not produced for human consumption allows e.g. for smarter and more economical sugar mill (bio-refining) process designs (Have a look at our µ-Bio-Refinery­™ and GreenEnergyPark™ designs). These sugars are the key to a vast range of biobased chemicals, for which there is a strong market demand.

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Also refer to the other articles and/or downloads that we published in our series on “biomass for furfural” production that provide our clients with updates and analysis on the fundamentals and competitiveness of a variety of feedstock.

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