WESTERN PRIME MEAT PROCESSORS
Canadian Meat Processor Partners with ELITE for Energy Independence
Western Prime Meat Processors will use biogas-fueled CHP system to power operations.
Western Prime Meat Processors has found a new way to ensure every part of their livestock goes to good use. If it’s not headed for the grocery store, it will be used to power their processing plant. Soon, cattle parts that can’t be used will be sent to a large on-site biodigester. There, active bacteria will feed on the organic material, creating methane as a byproduct. This methane can then be captured and used as fuel. Western Prime’s combined heat and power (CHP) system will include two of ELITE’s EnviroGen Energy Modules producing a total of 250 kWe at 50 Hz.
The modules will come packaged on a skid assembly complete with jacket water heat and exhaust heat recovery loops. These will provide
approximately 1,710,000 BTU/hour of hot water at approximately 196°F to the building’s thermal system. The CHP module will provide more than enough heat and electricity to power the meat processing plant. Excess electricity will be sold back to the utility, creating an additional income stream. Both EnviroGen modules will be powered by two Caterpillar naturally aspirated low-Btu engines specifically powered to run on the biogas created from Western Prime’s on-site biodigesters.