BioPro Power Announces: "BPP Energy Islands"

  • A BPP Energy Island (BEI) will lower the CI score of a typical ethanol plant to a CI score of about a 44!
  • A BEI can dramatically increase profitability for an ethanol plant!

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– Ethanol produced using BEI concept qualifies for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Market in California and related premiums. This is accomplished by using BPP's patented technology for combusting corn stover to produce both steam and electricity, allowing natural gas (fossil fuels) to be turned off, thereby reducing the facility's carbon footprint. Again, the premiums can be game-changing.

FARMERS PROVIDE CORN STOVER (non-fossil-fuel/carbon credit friendly) – By allowing BPP access to harvest corn stover, farmers net substantial agronomic and cost-reduction benefits, plus support of a carbon credit program. Note: participating farmers have no stover harvesting or delivery responsibilities.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BENEFITS – The BEI concept keeps more of the plant’s fuel expenses in the local economy instead of leaving the community as natural gas (fossil fuel) payments. As an example, BPP projects that a 130 MGY ethanol facility using the BPP Energy Island will generate an estimated $26+ million into the local area community annually.

CAPITALIZE ON CORN STOVER (non-fossil-fuel) ENERGY – Carbon-neutral fuel production opens new, higher-margin low carbon fuel markets. However, not every facility and area is suitable. Contact BioPro Power and we can work with you on facility suitability and then estimate your carbon intensity number (CI) which will then enable us to estimate what the additional premium could be. What’s the risk?

LOW CARBON FUEL STANDARD MARKET - For additional perspective, consider the following comment that appeared in Biofuels Digest:

“Focusing on California and the increasing low carbon fuel markets. Today, with the value of a carbon credit close to $200/MT, a plant with a carbon index (CI) that is reduced to 44 can get a premium of over $.76 per gallon. There are only a few plants in the 60’s but many in the mid 70’s. Typical approaches include alternative power sources such as landfill gas or anaerobic digestion to bio-methane combined with cogeneration of electricity and steam. Other options include solar or biomass boilers.”

GLENN FARRIS, Executive Vice President with Lee Enterprises Consulting and acting CEO and General Manager of BPP USA, LLC. PROVIDES:

"If the average ethanol plant allows BioPro Power to finance and build a BPP Energy Island to combust corn stover, modeling shows that they would lower their CI to around 44. Selling ethanol into the CA Low Carbon Fuel Standard market from a plant with a CI of 44 will receive a carbon savings equivalent of around $.76/gallon premium.

“…additional $.76/gallon premium.”
Glenn Farris

Thus, the projected additional $.76/gallon premium for an ethanol plant producing 130 MGY is an economic game-changer for the ethanol plant. The concept also benefits area corn and stover providers and their communities. By the way, the projected freight and other delivery costs to the CA Low Carbon Fuel Standard market would be covered out of the balance of the $.76/gallon premium!

*Excess stover is a problem in many high-yield, corn-on-corn rotation production systems. Harvesting part of the corn stover enables faster soil warm-up and improved seed-to-soil contact and hence improved seed germination, reduced disease pressure, and ultimately higher yields. Corn stover harvesting also reduces tillage requirements and expenses. Sources: University of Illinois Extension Research/Nafziger and Pioneer Hi-Bred studies.

Click on this link to access a two page explanation —
Benefits of a BEI for a Generic Corn Ethanol Project

Glenn Farris, then a Director of AGCO’s Product Strategy, North America consulted with DuPont on advanced methods to harvest, collect and store agricultural biomass at its Nevada, IA cellulosic ethanol project. Mr. Farris is now a BioPro Power team member. The video hits some corn stover biomass collection highlights.

Click on this link to access a video on corn stover supply chain, including comments by Glenn Farris. -
Corn Stover Supply Chain Considerations



BioPro Power has developed a proprietary recipe which allows the combustion of corn stover with its high alkali content. These process modifications address boiler tube slagging problems which previously required multiple shutdowns per year to clean the boiler tubes. These shutdowns greatly reduce the efficiency and profitability of any plant that uses corn stover for fuel.

This concept allows the use of the largest volume of biomass in the Midwest, notably corn stover. Our patented technology essentially allows ethanol plants to turn off their natural gas and consume locally-produced biomass.

  1. the stover storage and processing system;
  2. the combustion and boiler system; and,
  3. the process steam delivery and electrical generating system.

The key to the BEI is higher pressure and temperature steam than the ethanol plant normally requires. This steam is sent through an extraction/condensing steam turbine, which extracts process steam at the ethanol plant's required temperature and pressure while also generating electricity for the ethanol plant's operation. It should be noted that BPP owns the proprietary stover combustion recipe (and patents). An EPC wrap guarantee for project will be offered.

“BEI” FARMER BENEFITS: Residue Management Services (stover removal) is documented to increase yields following the harvest of excess stover due to several agronomic factors. Higher yields, faster farming, reduced tillage costs and lower fertilizer requirements are examples of direct savings to the farmers who provide the stover.

Because the ethanol plant utilizes corn stover (a renewable fuel) to provide their process steam and electricity needs,
the facility will be producing organic ethanol, enabling the ethanol plant to sell into the West coast market and capture the RINs. This will result in a much larger profit distribution to the equity owners of the plant. In addition, the financial benefits to community are likely to include tax exempt bonds for financing the project.

BPP’s BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY: Biomass Products, LLC dba BioPro Power (BPP) is a renewable fuels-to-energy industry innovator. Technology developed by BPP over 17 years of research and testing has resulted in efficient and sustainable processes for the collection of agricultural biomass materials, the preparation, and the combustion of that biomass. In particular, corn stover (biomass left in field after corn grain harvest) is an attractive biomass fuel to use to produce steam and electricity from conventional power boilers. BPP has conducted extensive research on the collection, baling, and logistics equipment. Additional work has been completed to design and manage feedstock preparation to ensure corn stover (fuel) is provided in the quantity, particle size, and heat content per ton that is critical to efficient boiler operations. BPP’s team has expertise with other biomass fuels as well. See BPP’s Team Roster on website.

BPP DEVELOPED THE RECIPE TO COMBUST CORN STOVER: BPP’s tested and proven technology for its IP protected combustion “recipe” resolves the primary issue experienced in burning corn stover – the build-up of hardened ash and slag on the boiler tubes due to the high alkali content in the corn stover. Conventional biomass boiler firing practices create a hardened ash product, which normally cannot be removed with standard boiler cleaning methods. Over time, the buildup reduces efficiency and requires boiler down time for special cleaning. BPP’s process allows for this material to be removed during normal operation with conventional boiler cleaning equipment, allowing for greater total operating efficiency

BPP ASIA LLC - Work suspended in China due to trade war, 2nd Quarter 2019

BPP’s Intellectual Property Rights

BioPro Power owns Intellectual Property rights related to corn-stover fueled steam and power generation, including Know-How, Trade Secrets and patented technologies and processes related to harvesting, baling, storage, management and transportation of corn stover bales through the receiving and preparation for combustion, and, ultimately, combustion for steam and power generation. BPP owns patent rights in both the United States and in China, including both issued patents and pending patent applications. On September 16, 2015, the Chinese Patent Office granted BPP's patent in China (China Patent No. CN 105003920 A), which corresponds to BPP's US Patent No. 8,712,787 which was granted in April 2014.

Abstract purpose statement, on first page of
US Patent No. 8,712,787 owned by Biomass Products, LLC, is: (1) Systems and methods for managing excess above-ground corn residue; and, (2) Methods and systems for harvesting and pre-processing corn residue prior to combustion of the corn residue; and, (3) Systems and methods for combusting corn residue to produce heat for generating steam.

* Download a copy of BPP’s US Patent here

* Download a copy of BPP’s China Patent here


BioPro Power简介
BioPro Power®是可再生能源领域的创新者,使用农作物副产品生产生物质燃料。 BioPro Power(简称BPP)侧重于推动蒸汽发电厂使用玉米秸秆作为主要燃料来源(多种可用燃料,包括作为备用燃料的天然气)。该公司成立于2003年。


BioPro Power拥有农业、设备工程和锅炉燃烧领域丰富经验的专家团队,对于生物质燃料获取和生物质能发电问题和机遇具备深入的实践知识,公司业务重点是将玉米秸秆作为主要燃料来源。BPP源于这类专门技术的大量知识产权,为客户提供创新技术和解决方案,实现可持续发展的低碳经济。
管理过剩的玉米秸秆 - 包括田间鉴定、收割方法和设备、包装处理、物流和质量控制。
生物质预处理 - 燃烧和效率的关键是对玉米秸秆进行正确的预处理。公司拥有的专业技术可生产理想的玉米秸秆捆包,改善储存和处理效率,并拥有一整套运送至备料区进行最终定型、制备、进料,再到进入燃烧环境的完整工艺。
设备设计与操作 - 锅炉的设计和操作参数确保燃烧室具有相应的操作条件,并由此获得理想的烟气流量和进入锅炉的温度。这类创新技术可防止燃烧器进料系统堵塞以及玉米秸秆碱含量过高导致锅炉结垢。

重新定位我们的重点 - 针对拟建于伊利诺伊州罗克福尔斯的BPP能源岛计划25兆瓦的并网发电厂,BPP已于2010年获得伊利诺伊州环境保护局(EPA)的空气许可证。该项目由于财务可行性方面的原因(天然气压裂技术影响电力定价)于20129月被搁置。这促使我们重新审视所关注的主要问题并重新定位,包括在全球范围内针对燃料价格差距寻求最佳电力定价,并且引导我们进入中国。使用我们的专利和专有技术不仅满足中国的减排需求,还展示了更佳的项目财务回报。

BioPro Power能源岛是一种使用玉米秸秆(多种可再生燃料)以高效率生产蒸汽和电力的热电联产设备(CHP)。该设备十分适合使用热能和电力的应用领域,例如:
1. 用于流程制造业的蒸汽能
2. 用于发电涡轮机的蒸汽能
3. 用于区域供热园区供热、制冷、供电的蒸汽能(微电网)
4. /或项目12相结合的应用领域。

交钥匙 - BPP有能力确保许可、设计、建造、运营生物质燃料设施。公司还可以提供项目融资,同时,将提供EPC财务支持的业绩保证。

改造燃煤发电厂 - 由于污染严重,中国政府法规要求众多燃煤发电厂所有者停止运行。其他燃煤发电厂的所有者正在对过时的燃煤发电系统寻求替代方案。通过使用玉米秸秆或玉米秸秆和其他燃料的组合,BPP可以帮助这些运营商对其发电厂进行改造。改造之后,工厂能充分利用其现有设施的资本投资,同时还可生产创收的清洁能源。

现有生物质能项目的操作变化 - 对于运营存在问题的现有生物质发电厂,BPP可通过实施专利技术解决问题,即玉米秸秆获取、储存、备料,进料工艺和燃烧配方环境。

BioPro Power将确定中国主要玉米种植地区经营困难或者停产的现有发电资产(有可能被租赁或存在合伙关系)。BPP将对此类电厂开展深入分析,无论其采用煤炭还是生物质燃料,这些工厂将被分析是否可应用BPP知识产权保护的玉米秸秆燃烧配方进行改造。

技术许可与咨询 - 公司技术、专利和其他知识产权的许可适用于希望使用玉米秸秆燃烧产生工艺蒸汽和/或电力的合格公司。BPP可以为这些公司提供咨询服务和/或一揽子技术转让,同时授权这些公司设计、建造和/或操作设施。


美国玉米种植带的潜在项目 - BPP正在考虑开发新的玉米秸秆燃料燃烧系统,为乙醇工厂提供工艺蒸汽和电力。这些设施将通过使用玉米秸秆实现诸多环境效益,同时,为工厂设施所有者、提供燃料(秸秆)的农民、农村社区创造巨大的经济利益。


BioPro Power拥有与玉米秸秆燃料蒸汽和发电有关的知识产权,包括涉及玉米秸秆捆包的收割、打包、储存、管理和运输的专有技术、商业机密、专利技术和工艺,通过接收和制备用于燃烧的玉米秸秆,最终燃烧产生蒸汽并且发电。BPP在美国和中国均拥有专利权,包括已经签发的专利和未决的专利申请。2015916日,中国专利局向BPP授予中国专利(中国专利号CN105003920 A),与之对应的是BPP20144月获得的美国专利号8,712,787

Biomass Products, LLC拥有的美国专利号8,712,787第一页的目的陈述摘要如下:(1)管理过剩玉米秸秆的系统与方法;和(2)玉米秸秆燃烧之前的收割和预处理方法与系统;和(3)燃烧玉米秸秆产生热量制造蒸汽的系统与方法。