Evoqua, the global leader in helping municipalities and industrial customers protect and improve the world's water, today announced it has been chosen by energy developer DCO Energy, LLC to provide equipment and services for a new $200 million 50 MW biomass/wood waste-to-energy cogeneration project for consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co.
The new plant, to be built by DCO Energy in Albany, Georgia, will provide 100% of the steam energy used by P&G's Albany manufacturing facility. The steam will be used mainly for drying paper products.
Scheduled for completion in mid-2017, the plant will be known as Albany Green Energy. It will be owned and operated by Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation.
The cogeneration plant will turn waste wood and agricultural products into 425,000 pounds per hour of process steam for P&G and 385,000 MWh per year of electrical power to be purchased by Georgia Power.
Evoqua has been selected to provide a boiler feedwater makeup system and a condensate polishing system for the operation. The feedwater makeup system will use Evoqua's Vantage® PTI multimedia pretreatment system; double-pass Vantage Membrane Series M286 Reverse Osmosis systems; VFD pumps, and ion exchange polishing resin using customized Evoqua FlexMate™ tanks.
Both the feedwater makeup and condensate polishing processes will take advantage of Evoqua services to reduce capital costs and on-site chemical storage. Off-site resin regeneration for the feedwater makeup system will be done at Evoqua's Jacksonville, Florida service center. The condensate polishing system will use Evoqua's off-site condensate polishing services in Rockford, Illinois.
"This project will help our customer’s customer meet a commitment to operate on 100% renewable steam," says Rodney Aulick, President of Evoqua’s Industrial Projects & Services division. "We're proud to be recognized for our expertise and customer commitment as part of an effort that will make generating energy a cleaner and more efficient process."