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Philippine San Miguel Corp. eyes on diversification in the Energy Sector
MANILA: San Miguel Corp., Southeast Asia's largest food and drink group, is diversifying further in the utility sector. In December last year, San Miguel acquired the Government Service Insurance System's 27 percent stake in power utility giant Manila Electric Co. for around P30 Billion and has agreed to buy up to 50.1 percent of giant oil refiner Petron Corp. for P32.2 billion. San Miguel, through unit San Miguel Energy Corp., is expanding its investments in the power sector by joinning biddings for government owned assets. San Miguel Energy has submitted to the Power Sector Assets and liabilitys Management Corp. a letter of intent to acquire the 620 megawatt combinedcycle power plant facilities in Limay, Batangas.
Manila: SMC awarded Hamada Group the supply of biomass-wastes fired Fluidized Bed Boilers for its Brewery in San Fernando, Purefoods-Hormel in Cavite and Ginebra San Miguel in Bacolod within the year. The boiler system will be equipped with pollution control equipment that is to comply with the R.A. 8749 otherwise known as the Philippine Clean Air Act. SMC's plan also includes the brewery plants in Polo, Cebu and Davao. In line with its fuel-saving and diversification plan SMC will go for indigenous renewable biomass wastes fuel and may even consider the use of coal over the long run. It was learned from reliable sources that San Miguel Corp is interested to purchase majority stake in one of the biggest coal mining companies in Indonesia.
Demand of Biomass FBC Boiler is increasing in Japan with Government subsidy.
TOKYO: In line with the worldwide movement to reduce CO2, Japanese government is now helping industries by extending Financial assistance as big aqs 30% on the investment of equipment for utilization of biomass energy to replace petroleum fuel. There are many chicken paultry with 300,000 chicken and 10,000 chicken produce as big as one ton of Chicken Manure .so 300,000 chicken produce 30ton of manure everyday (30% wet base). Paultry is equipped dryer for the manure before it is discharged and dried up to 30% water content. For this size of poultry, we will reccommend 3-4 ton steam boiler and to generate 100 KW by using the back pressure turbine of SHINKO TURBINE WORKS of Japan. Back pressure will be utilized for Poultry in various sectors.
Pelletizing of Biomass Fuel Boiler Illustrate at the right side (Model SHL) can accommodate various kind of biomass fuel without pelletizing. But for Fluidizing Bed, those fuel with very
low density and/or fiberous condition fuel may be better to have it pelletized/ compressed like in this picture. Pelletizing machine is available to fit various condition of biomass.
Rice Husk Boiler
HOCHIMIN CITY/VIETNAM: Cai Lan Oils & Fats Industries Company Ltd of Malaysia has several vegetable oil refineries in Vietnam. Hamada Boiler made its remark- able success to install first in the history, 100% rice husk firing boiler. What is remark- able is in the design of combustion system, that uses specially designed rice husk burner to spray the rice husk into the furnace of and almost 80% of rice
husk burns in the air in suspensi- on, then the rest of 20% will fall onto the heavy
duty chain stoker running slowly at hte bottom of the furnace. This is a very unique system of rice husk combustion without necessity to make briquet of rice husk like in the picture. For Chain stoker system if burner is not used shall have to use briquetted rice husk. In Vietnam, rice husk will cost about Dong 500 per KG (price delivered by boat along the river bank if your factory has access to the river) that is about US$0.0277 per KG($27 per ton). But this price is a raw rice husk without compressed or made into briquet. If compressed, cost will become almost double althoug transport cost will be reduced.
EFB and Palm Waste Firing Boiler for Malaysian / Indonesian and Central American Market
Kuala Lumpur, Mala- ysia: Long awaited modernizationofPalm waste boiler is being developed by Hama- da Boiler at present. There are two main design for Palm waste firing. One is the watercooled
reciprocating grate with large watertube membrane wall furnace to meke low temperature furnace maintaining lower than 900 oC of ash fusion point of EFB. Superheater also apply reversal system to solve the small content of CL in the palm waste by preventing outside temperature of the superheater not to exceed 480 oC. Water cooled reciprocating grate will grately solve the ash melting problem which are very common with the existing model of palm boiler. Another challenge is made with the CFBC boiler using the EFB fuel for high pressure to be used for power generation.