PGFireBox - Power Generating Air Curtain Burner
Woody Biomass Waste to Electric Energy
From 110 kWe to 1 MW

"PGFireBox: Better Economically - Better Environmentally"
Air Burners, Inc.

The PGFireBox is used where large amounts of woody biomass waste must be reduced in a cost efficient and environmentally friendly manner and where electricity converted from the heat energy released by the waste combustion process can be utilized on-site or sold into the local power grid. The system is a Whole-Log Wood Waste Air Curtain Burner coupled with an ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) Engine. It completely eliminates the costly, polluting and time consuming pre-processing steps, such as chipping or grinding the wood waste to make it acceptable to traditional co-generation facilities or gasifier installations. Long distance hauling is also no longer required.

PGFireBox Systems are offered with gross power ratings of 1 MWe, 500 KWe and 110 KWe.

The PGFireBox Systems are portable and especially the 110KWe system can be readily deployed close to the location where the woody biomass is collected and, as time goes by, re-positioned closer to the remaining wood waste source as that becomes practical. An example would be the need for forest rehabilitation in California where millions of trees killed by beetles or wildfires must be removed and disposed of for forest fire mitigation and to prepare for reforestation.

Another application would be a PGFireBox reducing incoming wood waste dropped off at a landfill or transfer station for which usually quite handsome tipping fees are collected. Rather than grinding the waste wood and depositing it into the landfill to get rid of it (as most of the ground wood waste has little or no beneficial reuse as land-cover mulch or as fuel for traditional co-generation plants, primarily because of the necessary preprocessing cost), it would be reduced economically and environmentally friendly without pre-processing whatsoever in the PGFireBox. The additional benefit would be that the generated electricity would, of course, be utilized to power the air curtain burner itself, after that to support any other electricity consuming machine in the yard or forest landing and finally, any surplus power would be sold to the local power company into its power grid.

The PGFireBox is foremost a portable system to get rid of wood waste; it is not a traditional biomass power plant for which the biomass is a fuel that usually has to be purchased at a cost. The return on investment of the PGFireBox is so formidable, because it rightfully can factor in the revenue from tipping fees, if operated at a landfill or transfer station, or for a wood waste generator, the avoidance cost of not having to pay tipping fees and related grinding and transportation cost for wood waste disposal.

The PGFireBox system meets or exceeds all applicable US-EPA regulations for air curtain burners. It consists of two basic units, the Air Curtain Burner Module (left) and the ORC Module (right) shown here and in the PGFireBox Video (See link below) for the 110 KWe model. An additional air cooling module is needed where water-cooling from a well, lake or stream is not an option.

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