Biomass and biowaste to energy specialist, DP CleanTech (in conBio business directory) has signed a contract with Shougang Holding Tianguan Group to deliver the first biomass- to- power project in China to use the by-product from second generation ethanol production.

According to the company the contract consists of an 18 MW, 75 tph boiler island, which will be ready for delivery in 2014.

The project is located in Nanyang City, Henan province, and is said to be an integral part of the Tianguan Group’s significant new second generation ethanol production plant currently under construction.

The company explained that the power plant will utilize the left over wastes from the ethanol production plant, thereby further improving both the energy efficiency and green credentials of the entire project.

DP added that it used its experience in complex fuel analysis and optimisation to provide a solution which optimises the plant to run at a highly efficient 540  and 92bar, at very high availability.

According to the company such parameters are now a reliable and established standard in the market, consistently outperforming older, more inefficient technologies, and delivering proven environmental and economic benefits.

Tianguan Group is one of China’s 520 ‘key enterprises’ and is also the mainstay enterprise chosen by the Chinese government to manufacture ethanol, with an annual output of 600,000 tonnes of ethanol and 180,000 tons of ‘edible’ alcohol.