PHG Energy Tennesee waste gasification project progressing

By Anna Simet | July 06, 2016

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.

In April, PHG Energy selected Clean Energy Technologies as the project’s generator supplier. Per the agreement, CET will supply three 140-kilowatt Organic Rankine Cycle generators.

The project has benefited from a $250,000 matching funds grant from the Clean Tennesee Energy Grant Program, as well as the federal Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds program, which enables qualified state, tribal, and local government issuers to borrow money at attractive rates to fund energy conservation projects.