Canadian Biomass Magazine

Xfuels to turn purchased incinerator plant into waste/biomass to heat/power solution

April 22, 2021
By Xfuels Inc.

Xfuels Inc. has entered a letter of intent to purchase an incinerator plant in Bieseker, Alta. with plans to convert it into a waste/biomass-to-combined heat and power solution.

Currently, the plant serves as a medical waste incinerator. In-house and licensed technologies will be used to retrofit the incinerator to a gasifier unit to produce the combined heat and power solution as well as waste heat to cold storage to serve the local farming community.

The puchase price was $2 million, which includes the 18,678-square-foot building, equipment and associated 3.78 acres. The deal is scheduled to close on or before June 1. Until the transition is completed, Xfuels has assumed the overhead expenses of the plant and has begun engineering of the incinerator retrofit onsite.

The finished plant will produce approximately 2MW of electrical power production with room for expansion of further phases as well as process heat. The plant’s service is capable of 6MW back into the grid. Additionally, Xfuels plans to build greenhouses on the adjacent 2.8-acre lot. The company intends to utilize the greenhouses for algae production, using the company’s bioreactor technology as well as commercial and community greenhouse space.


The site is be evaluated for blue-green hydrogen and gas-to-liquids production is there are sufficient resources and can get the appropriate local and provincial permitting. The Cycle Hydrocarbon Technologies Blue Hydrogen solution has been developed as a mobile platform for use in the field on underperforming and/or stranded assets.

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