BIOMASS
New reserves of fossil fuels are becoming increasingly harder to find. This has encouraged the power generation industry to look for alternative fuels. As a result more and more power plants are being built that use biomass as their feedstock. Examples of such biomass products are:
• Agricultural residues (e.g. corn stalks, sugarcane bagasse)
• Herbaceous crops (e.g. miscanthus, bamboo)
• Wood crops (e.g. eucalyptus, pine)
• Forest residues (e.g. hardwood, softwood)

AMECO portal reclaimer for handling woodchips, installed at Public Service of New Hampshire’s Schiller Station in Portsmouth, NH, USA

AMECO portal reclaimer for handling, installed at Public Service of New Hampshire’s Schiller Station in Portsmouth, NH, USA


AMECO portal reclaimer for handling woodchips, in operation with We Energies in Rothschild, WI, USA

AMECO portal reclaimer for handling woodchips, in operation with We Energies in Rothschild, WI, USA

GYPSUM
In coal-fired power plants equipped with flue gas desulphurization (FGD) systems lime or limestone reacts with gaseous sulfur emissions to form calcium sulfate or calcium sulfite. This material is commonly referred to as synthetic gypsum.
It is used at Portland cement plants to replace the natural gypsum that has to be added to the final product to control the setting of the concrete. Before selling the gypsum to the cement industry, power plants typically store this byproduct in a storage facility for bulk material.

AMECO portal reclaimer for gypsum, in operation at Kentucky Utilities in Ghent, KY, USA

AMECO portal reclaimer for gypsum, in operation at Kentucky Utilities in Ghent, KY, USA


AMECO side scraper for gypsum, delivered to Taiwan Power Company in Hsinta, Taiwan

AMECO side scraper for gypsum, delivered to Taiwan Power Company in Hsinta, Taiwan

COAL
Many power plants still run on hard coal and lignite. These power stations employ strategic bulk material storage facilities, in which coal of different origins and diverse quality levels is temporarily stored. In addition to equipment for these storage facilities, AMECO offers blending beds that homogenize the coal. This ensures that the product has a consistent quality, which in turn increases the efficiency of the power production process. AMECO offer as well export solutions for handling coal.

AMECO portal reclaimer for handling coal, installed at Jorf Lasfar Energy Company (JLEC) Units 5 & 6 in Sidi Bouzid, Morocco

AMECO portal reclaimer for handling
coal, installed at Jorf Lasfar Energy
Company (JLEC) Units 5 & 6 in Sidi Bouzid, Morocco

AMECO portal reclaimer and stacker for handling coal, Kastraco Hainan power plant, China

AMECO portal reclaimer and stacker for handling
coal, installed at Kastraco power plant. Hainan, China