Energizing Agriculture and Industry
Altresco has been creating energy systems based on both electricity and thermal energy needs since it's inception
By focusing on what the energy users need, our design parameters can be adapted to provide the appropriate and most efficient from multiple energy sources
We are particularly interested in processes where otherwise wasted thermal energy can be used to offset far greater fossil fuel use than renewable electricity can reliably provide An example of this was our first major installation where we brought in clean natural gas to replace the toxic bunker C fuel being used The configuration of our facility not only provided much cleaner electricity but by diverting the heat from the steam turbine exhaust to provide enough process heat to replace 170,000 Bbl of oil per year This also virtually eliminated any need for the use of evaporative cooling to condense the boiler water The end result was a 70% lower carbon footprint, 90% reduction in cooling tower water use, and a 75% lower permittable Nox emissions across New England and the united States .
As important as the energy and environmental improvement we were able to preserve 8000 jobs that would have been lost without the environmental improvement.
Today, with all of the new renewable energy progress, we can take another step toward eliminating fossil fuel for industrial energy
Through a proprietary method of turning 100% of Wind and Solar energy into a schedulable and extremely reliable source of all industrial campus needs for electricity and thermal energy
This allows us to locate Agricultural Industrial Campuses in areas that are prime regions for food production but have no access to grid electricity or natural gas In these cases we can become 100% green by producing our own biofuels for use by farm equipment
"When the elements of a system fit together because it is in their nature to do so.”
William Ross Williams