Concern for a clean environment and, in particular, the plans to halt the rise of carbon dioxide in the air have led to the massive construction of photovoltaic and wind farms over the last decade, which convert the energy of the sun and wind into electricity. At the same time, coal-fired power plants have begun to shut down. The energy crisis, which has cut off Europe’s access to cheap natural gas, has significantly shaken up the electricity generation situation. However, it has not changed the orientation of the energy sector towards low-carbon technologies, where solar power plants and wind farms prevail.
Because solar and wind power are not always available exactly when users need them, the massive build-up of solar power plants and wind farms, together with the shutdown of fossil fuel power plants, has brought with it a series of problems related to the operation of electricity grids. This is why this decade has seen developments in the energy sector focused on electricity storage technologies, i.e. batteries for short-term use and hydrogen technologies for seasonal electricity storage. At the same time, plans for this decade foresee the most efficient use of sustainable fuels, such as untreated or treated wood waste, sewage sludge and residual industrial and municipal waste that cannot be otherwise recovered. The fact is that thermal treatment of sustainable fuels allows for electricity and heat to be produced at the time when users want it, and is significantly less damaging to the environment than landfilling.
At GP sistemi, we have attempted to find answers to the above challenges. That is why we offer project development in the thermal treatment of sustainable fuels, build solar photovoltaic power plants and develop projects to produce green hydrogen and green oxygen from surplus electricity.
In the field of thermal treatment of sustainable fuels, we also offer the implementation of combined heat and power (CHP) plants based on the utilization of bubbling fluidized bed technology. The latter enables optimal combustion of both waste biomass, which includes not only wood but also some crop residues, animal excrements from poultry farms, as well as sustainable fuels, such as sewage sludge, paper sludge and residual industrial and municipal waste that cannot be otherwise recovered.