Case Study: Procter & Gamble – Biomass Burner

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has a successful biomass burner at its Albany plant in Georgia. The plant is located in an excellent region for both woody wastes and agricultural residues. P&G direct fires pecan hulls, peanut shells, pallet scraps, sawdust, and other forestry residues, procured from several local companies, in a stoker-type boiler. The plant uses the steam that is produced from the biomass burner for the manufacturing of paper products. The biomass boiler has been in place since the 1980s and delivers strong cost savings when compared to natural gas combustion.

This case study originally appeared in The GEMI Quick Guide on Renewable and Alternative Energy.


Image: Procter & Gamble’s largest renewable energy installation is a biomass boiler in Albany, Georgia.

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