– by Andy Humbles, October 14, 2016, The Tennessean
New Lebanon Biomass Gasification (Photo: The Tennessean)
Lebanon has started operating its downdraft gasification plant on Hartmann Drive that officials say will eventually divert more than 8,000 tons of waste going to landfills a year.
The approximate $3.5 million facility opened this week, according to Lebanon project manager Scott McRae, and will convert waste wood, tires and sewer sludge to electricity to help power the city’s wastewater treatment plant. A percentage of the converted waste also becomes a high carbon biochar to be recycled or sold for agricultural or industrial uses.
The Lebanon City Council approved a contract in 2015 with PHG Energy to build the plant, which now is operating on a limited basis with plans to “ramp up” in the coming months, McRae said.
– by Anna Simet, July 6, 2016, Biomass Magazine
Photo: PHG Energy
Work is progressing at the city of Lebanon, Tennessee, waste-to-energy plant, and Field Rep. Evann Freeman from Sen. Lamar Alexander’s office recently visited the site to check in on progress.
The waste gasification plant was designed and is being built by PHG Energy, which constructed a similar plant in Covington, Tennessee. At the time of Freeman’s visit, construction on the support tower was underway, and completion of the project remains on track to allow for an October commissioning.
The biomass gasification plant will deploy what PHG Energy believes will be the world’s largest downdraft gasifier, eventually converting as much as 64 tons per day of wood waste, sewer sludge and used tires into up to 400 kilowatts of electricity for use at Lebanon’s waste-water treatment plant.