Bioenergy

Waste Biomass Conversion to Renewable Energy Fights Smog

Global Green Solutions Inc. (GGRN) was granted an experimental air quality permit by California’s San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to demonstrate its ability to meet the challenge of converting waste biomass to renewable energy with the lowest possible air pollution levels.

The permit allows GRRN to construct its Global Greensteam unit, a highly efficient combustion system that produces steam from waste biomass. Global Green Solutions’ target is to reduce pollution levels, primarily nitrogen oxides (NOx) — NOx forms ground level ozone, a key component of smog.

“We expect Global Greensteam will define a new Best Available Control Technology (BACT) standard for waste biomass,” said Doug Frater, president and CEO. BACT is the most stringent limitation or control technique feasible for a specific emitting application. Factors determining BACT include energy, environmental and economic impacts.