If this looks simple, have a look at the plant's scheme and Power from
at the pictures of this article: the supplied “complex” is 17
meter high, 17 by 29 meter wide, weighs approximately 400
tons and is fully built in anti-seismic execution. The art of foam
A massive furnace, nesting a burning grate exclusively the spirit
designed by Bono Sistemi for this natural fuel, is covered
and hidden by the ancillary equipment required to let the
plant go: the heat recovery boiler, a sophisticated de-aerator making
for the boiler's feed water, a large pre-heater for the
combustion air, a very large treatment system to capture
Well, this is not exactly a spiritual subject. Not even a The proposed solution was accepted, after a constructive and separate all the solid particles contained in the
fully correct title, in strict terms: the spirit is all discussion and the relevant modifications to the project, and combustion flue gases.
recovered, in fact, and the power comes from what's left the contract was signed. The plant was built in less than 14
after the spirit has left the body… Oh boy, too many months, and is now in full operations in Faenza, the Italian During a plant's presentation given to the Cannon Group's
drinks? What are we talking about? town well known not only for their ceramic tiles and vases top management last December by Enrico Randi,
(the “Faiences”) but also because it's Italy's most important Managing Director of Villapana SpA, one of the most
We are talking about a very interesting story: how to get district for the distillation of fruits and agricultural residuals. significant statements was “We have been absolutely amazed by
Tartaric Acid and its salts, pure Alcohol, electric power and the quality of the human relationship that has been created with the
steam by getting rid of a mountain of residues and by- What's the matter, then? personnel of Bono Sistemi during all phases of this deal, stemming
products of the wine industry. The matter of the fact is that the wet residuals of the from the preliminary evaluation of a valid solution till the start up of
The nice story is told every day by Villapana SpA - a extraction of Tartaric salts and alcohol are fed at a rate of 5 a running plant. We are delighted not only with the equipment that
Company of the Giovanni Randi SpA Group - leading tons/hour to a customised biomass-fired steam generator. has been delivered, but with the people we are dealing with.”
Italian manufacturers of Tartaric Acid and Ethyl Alcohol Here they fall on a large moving grate where – using very Need more satisfaction? We don't. The statement speaks
based in Faenza, Italy. hot combustion air – they are fully burnt to ashes. Only in for itself.
the start-up phase of each cycle the burner uses locally-
If you do manufacture “natural” foodstuff – wine, bread, produced natural bio-gas, deriving from fermentation Thank you, the “Randi family”, it was a pleasure helping
pastries, baked products - you need to use only “natural” processes run in another part of the plant, to warm up the you to achieve this environmentally-friendly example of
additives, otherwise you commit a fraud. The Randi Group combustion chamber: when the optimum temperature has The portion of the cogeneration plant supplied by Bono Sistemi is 17 meter high, clean energy production from a widely available renewable
supplies these “natural” products, 100% coming from grapes been reached the combustion continues spontaneously using 17 by 29 meter wide. source. We hope we can repeat the same exercise in the
or wine residues, since 1969. Their factories in Italy, the grape's residuals as the only fuel. other plants you have around the world!
Australia, Argentina, California and Spain buy spent grape
husks (the “marcs”) and residuals of the wine fermentation Then the same saturated steam, which still has a lot of
(the “lees”), which are rich in natural Calcium Tartrate and energy to give away, is sent through a well-insulated pipeline Don't you know what to do with your agricultural or
raw tartar. to the nearby alcohol distillery, where it is used to extract wood residues? Talk to Bono Sistemi, they can share
natural Ethyl Alcohol from a bland hydro-alcoholic with you a few smart ideas.
After a complex series of chemical and physical treatments solution coming from the marc's washing line. The Heineken Group, founded in Amsterdam in 1863, Heineken has confirmed the choice of BONO boilers, with
of these marcs and lees a number of pure chemicals is today one of the world largest breweries and a couple fire-tube boilers STEAM MATIC SG Series, A videocamera monitors the combustion of the spent marcs.
(Tartaric Acid, Metatartaric Acid, cream of tartar, Rochelle The deriving alcohol, 96.5 % proof, is the basic component definitely the 1st one in Europe. With more than 115 whose features of high efficiency and reliability had been
Salt, Potassium Tartrate, pure Ethyl Alcohol) are obtained, to of liqueurs, spirit preserves, disinfectants etc. plants all over the world, Heineken sells more than 170 appreciated in Comun Nuovo's plant since the early 1970s.
be sold to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, mechanical different beer brands, both on an international and The STEAM MATIC boiler supplied by BONO can
and electronic industries. In figures: 36,000 tons a year of residues generate 1.3 local basis. Several Heineken production plants produce simultaneously steam and superheated water by
These operations leave a mountain of residuals: only the electric MW of power (used in the plant and sold to the located in Italy – where their distributed brands are means of a heat exchanger, for a total capacity of
Villapana plant generates more than 36,000 tons per year of national power grid) and 12 thermal MW under the form Heineken, Birra Moretti, Dreher, Ichnusa and 11,000,000 kcal/h; natural gas or fuel oil firing is realized
wet husks, a bulky by-product quite difficult to ignore! of saturated steam (used in the distillery).
What to do with that stuff? Budweiser – are equipped with BONO ENERGIA according to the current emission regulations, thanks to the This means an average 70.5% of global efficiency, out of
The Randi family – four brothers and sisters managing and boilers: in Pollein, Aosta, since the beginning of the original and innovative combustion system CIC-LO-NOX.wet grape's marcs and wine's lees.
developing the Group since their father's death in 1993 – 1990s two fire-tube steam generating boilers
contacted Bono Sistemi – the Cannon Group Company STEAM MATIC SG Series (with a total capacity of The first fire-tube boiler, with an innovative water-wall type
dealing with environmental and energy-recovery solutions – The combustion generates hot fumes, which are sent 30 t/h) have been working, while in Comun Nuovo, screening and featuring a built-in air pre-heater, ensures an
to get a proper proposal. through a large heat recovery boiler: here, flowing through Bergamo, in the plant originally running the “Von overall efficiency over 94% at any burner load.
a forest of steel pipes where pure water is recirculated, they Wunster” brand, four fire-tube boilers are installed for
Bono Sistemi evaluated the chemical-physical properties of release their heat which vaporises the water and produces total thermal capacity of 24 million kcal/h. The second STEAM MATIC fire-tube boiler also features
the raw materials and the needs of the Villapana plant, steam. Lots of steam, that is sent at high pressure to a large an innovative water wall screening and it's used for the
conceived an appropriate recovery solution and submitted turbine, where it produces 1.3 MW of power.
their thoughts for a preliminary evaluation. Not bad, right? The improvement of the pasteurisation process and the production of superheated water; providing a thermal
increased production in Comun Nuovo's plant required the output of 9,000,000 Kcal/h it has completed the
Cannon Group's Management visiting Villapana plant. installation of two new generators, able to satisfy both the renovation and the expansion phase of Comun Nuovo's
steam and superheated water requirements, bringing plant.
innovative process features as key elements of the
enhanced technology. Both boilers are equipped with the latest version of the
integrated electronic control system SPARK, consisting of
• OPTI integrated electronic system controlling all the
Bono Sistemi Managing Director Bruno Fierro and Project Manager Monica Grosso, regulations of the boiler (pressure or temperature loop,
standing in front of a mountain of grape marcs, the fuel used for this cogeneration plant. water level, combustion, alarms, remote control).
• AMEC integrated electronic system for the monitoring,
recording and regulation of the flue gases complete with
optimisation of the combustion parameters related to the
• SAFE electronic system for the monitoring and control
of the boiler working conditions, allowing the boiler to
be left unattended up to 24 hours according to the PED
European directive 97/23/CE.
Heineken has appreciated the consistency, reliability, and
the innovation of BONO's boilers, confirming that BONO
ENERGIA is able to match the typical requirements of an
industrial production with the most advanced control and
Another success emphasizing BONO's presence in the
food & drink processing industry and notably in the beer
sector, thanks to its reliable, innovative and
BONO ENERGIA has found the right brew!
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