The Process

Chicken litter is placed in a combustion chamber, where it is burnt at a temperature of between 860 to 980 degrees Celsius. This heat converts water into steam.

The steam is under pressure and passes through a turbine which mechanically rotates an alternator. This produces electricity.

In effect there is only one difference to the process from conventional power plants – It reduces carbon emission to the atmosphere.

Combustion technologies are a safe and proven method of heat generation. They have been used all over the world and improved upon for the past 100 years.

The process Cleveland Power will employ will ensure the complete combustion of the fuel while protecting the boiler from corrosion and erosion. This is using simple technology in a very smart way.

Step_Grate_FurnaceNO toxic emissions occur through the combustion of chicken litter. Additionally very strict protocols have been put in place to record emissions from the stack and ground concentrations.

We have shown by the information provided from the UK that the emissions are well below the Australian EPA standards and well below the EU Waste Incineration Directive.

The State Government has set a limit of just over 65,000 tonnes a year of litter to power the plant.

Cleveland Power will burn approximately 65,000 tonnes of chicken litter per year, below its State Government approved limit, and sourced from the local area.

Where to now?

Time line:
The Cleveland Power Mt Cotton Power Plant will commence construction in 2016 with rapid progress into 2017.

It will commence operations as a Bio Mass Renewable energy power Plant in 2017.

The Plant is the third such Bio Mass plant to be commissioned in Queensland BUT it will set new standards in technology, monitoring and safeguards and is being hailed in design as world leading and innovative.

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