Harris Group certified by Inbicon
Dec. 14, 2011, Skaeraek, DM - Inbicon today announced its certification of Harris Group Inc. as meeting all quality, reliability, and professional standards necessary for engineering projects involving Inbicon Biomass Refineries.
Dec. 14, 2011, Skaeraek, DM – Inbicon today announced its certification of Harris Group Inc. as
meeting all quality, reliability, and professional standards necessary
for engineering projects involving Inbicon Biomass Refineries. "Harris
Group is one of the few North American firms that match our highest
criteria in engineering expertise," says Christian Morgen, Inbicon
marketing manager. Inbicon technology, now being commercialized in the
United States and Canada, turns harvest leftovers such as corn stover
and wheat straw into cellulosic ethanol and renewable electric power.
"Three things set Inbicon apart for us," says Doug Dudgeon, Vice
President of Process Industries for Harris Group. "First, it's a proven
technology–proven at the $100 million biomass refinery in Kalundborg
since 2010. Second, it's a holistic technology, turning everything taken
off the farmer's field into more valuable forms of renewable energy.
And third, Inbicon has strong backing because they're part of DONG
Energy," one of Northern Europe's leading energy groups. "So we see
Inbicon as ready to move this industry forward in North America."
Harris Group employs 300 people in 12 U.S. offices. "Because they
provide multiple engineering disciplines–from process and mechanical to
electrical, controls, structural and civil–Harris can handle every
aspect of front-end and detail engineering," says Inbicon's Morgen.
"They also have deep experience in the power industry and renewable
energy, including nearly two decades in advanced biofuels. Harris
Group's long history in engineering pulp and paper projects is
especially relevant, since handling wood chips and agricultural residues
present similar challenges."
In a typical Inbicon project, 1200 metric tons of biomass per day will
be converted into 20 million gallons a year of The New Ethanol; 180,000
MT/year of clean lignin, used to produce green electricity; and 185,500
MT/year of C5 molasses for livestock feed or conversion to higher-value
green chemistry products.
Given the corn stover and wheat straw currently available after the
annual U.S. and Canadian grain harvests, Inbicon envisions a potential
500 renewable energy parks processing the biomass into 10 billion
gallons of cellulosic ethanol a year and generating as much as 20,000 MW
of green power by 2022.
"Our primary role is helping Inbicon create successful renewable energy
businesses," says Dudgeon. "By developing this cellulosic industry now,
we'll also create significant jobs in the rural heartland."