Feb 20 (Renewables Now) - French Enertime (EPA:ALENE), a company specialising in Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) solutions for the biomass and geothermal energy sector, on Fridays said it had been selected for EU-funded project for the conversion of rice straw into energy.
The POWERICE project is led by the Italian company ForEnergy and the boiler manufacturer KEM Engineering from Denmark while Enertime is listed as the technical partner.
The three partners will seek to develop an innovative and efficient distributed solution for the conversion of rice straw into energy with funding under the H2020 SME Instrument phase 1 - a business innovation funding instrument of the European Union.
Established in 2008 and listed in Paris since July 2016, Enertime markets energy solutions based on thermodynamics for energy efficiency and the production of heat and electricity from renewable resources, including MW-size high power machines.
The company said its order book stood at EUR 10.5 million (USD m) at the end of January, essentially comprising orders for four projects. These include three French orders of ORC solutions of 2 MWe, 1.2 MWe and 800 kWe, respectively, as well as an ORC of 1.6 MWe for a biomass cogeneration plant in Ukraine.