In an effort to reduce natural gas usage and lower carbon intensity, this processing facility in Chancellor, SD partnered with POET Design & Construction to integrate a new renewable energy system. The new system consists of a 150,000 lb/hr solid fuel boiler to burn waste wood as fuel with material handling and storage systems to feed the boiler and handle the combustion products. Additionally, the boiler is integrated with a specialized burner system to burn waste methane from a nearby landfill. Altogether the new energy system will offset more than half of the plant’s natural gas usage from locally-sourced waste products.
A project of this complexity required close coordination with technology providers, local stakeholders, and a myriad of suppliers and contractors. PD&C oversaw all engineering, procurement, and construction to provide a complete turn-key package for the client. PD&C’s experienced multi-disciplinary staff seamlessly integrated the project into the existing facility and provided the expertise to start up and optimize the new technology. Now online, the project is providing the client with a higher value product at reduced operating costs, all while lowering their carbon footprint.