Coeur d’Alene, Idaho USA, November 2010-  Energy Products of Idaho (EPI), a leading provider of solid fuel fired renewable energy systems, has been selected to provide a state-of-the-art green energy system for the Piedmont Green Power project in Barnesville, Georgia.  The EPI advanced staged gasification system is designed to convert biomass materials into 480,000 lb/hr, of superheated steam at 1005°F and 1500 psia for the 53.5 MWe net renewable energy application.  Zachry Industrial, Inc., a subsidiary of Zachry Holdings, Inc., is the engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contractor for the entire project. 

EPI’s fluidized bed technology has been utilized to handle hundreds of renewable biomass fuels and many other traditional and non-traditional fuels, such as agricultural wastes, municipal wastes and cattle manure.  In this application, EPI’s advanced staged gasification technology allows chipped biomass materials to be utilized as a fuel in a highly efficient manner.
EPI’s fluidized bed technology offers excellent operating characteristics and superior emissions performance while providing a method of extracting usable energy out of a wide variety of fuels.

EPI has designed and provided fluidized bed energy systems for over thirty-eight years with nearly 100 installations worldwide.  Specializing in converting difficult waste products into usable forms of energy, EPI is a leader in flexible fuel energy systems.  EPI has twice received Power Magazine’s prestigious “Power Plant of the Year” award for fluidized bed energy systems in the USA. 

EPI is proud to team with Zachry, a premier EPC contractor, and Piedmont Green, a sophisticated owner, for this exciting state-of-the-art facility.