BÜHLER’S ENERGY RECOVERY CENTER
Bühler, a Swiss manufacturer of plant equipment, is active in the food & beverage industry across the globe. At their Energy Recovery Center in Uzwil, VYNCKE has set up an innovative energy solution that harnesses side streams from various sources to generate hot water, serving as a sustainable heating source to provide heating for Bühler’s offices. Beyond showcasing an alternative approach to reusing side streams, this energy plant significantly contributes to CO2 reduction, minimizing waste generation and substantial cost savings.
This facility is a unique environment for Customers to explore the combustion potential of their production side streams and effectively close the sustainability circle.
NOTE: This tour does not have an extended version.
BIOMASS-FIRED COGENERATION PLANT
Here is a virtual guided tour of a VYNCKE solution that aims in decarbonization of a city by reducing the consumption of natural gas & coal and increasing the reliability on sustainable alternatives. This plant starts from the biomass fuel management system and the pusher feeding system, over the 3-pass vertical water tube steam boiler with a DWS water-cooled step grate and ending with the flue gas treatment system consisting of two cyclones and a baghouse filter.
Today, this plant is connected to the district heating, supplying heat to 50,000 households! This is 1/10th of the city.
WOOD WASTE-FIRED MMD ENERGY PLANT
Already the 3rd VYNCKE solution for this MDF producer, this plant was installed to cover the increased energy demand due to the increase in the production capacity. This is a multi-fuel installation designed to burn the production waste. A DWS water-cooled step grate burns the coarser fuel, while the dusty fuel is injected higher in the combustion chamber.
Once the combustion is complete, one part of the heat is transferred to the thermal oil heater, while the other remaining hot gases are sent directly to the customer’s drying process. After the flue gases have left the thermal oil heater they are cleaned in an ESP filter and are injected back into the furnace where they give the opportunity to control and optimize the combustion process.
COGENERATION SOLUTION FOR GREENHOUSES
Introducing a German megaproducer of bedding and potted plants, with greenhouses spread in Germany and The Netherlands. At their main location in Emsbüren, VYNCKE supplied a turnkey CHP plant starting from the overhead crane, a wood waste-fired JNO boiler including the flue gas train and a steam turbine.
This cutting-edge facility replaces a natural gas boiler with a biomass solution that generates electrical power for the public grid and heat for the greenhouses.
Additionally, this boiler is ready to be equipped with a CO2 capturing unit in the future.
This greenhouse grower aims to be a model for eco-friendly and future-proof practices that promotes green energy and we take pride in being a part of their efforts. Find out how we did it!