The CHiP50 is a wood gas combined heat and power unit manufactured by ESPE Group, Italy. It is most suited to small and medium-sized businesses that require a renewable energy plant producing power and heat. The fuel-wood chip required is G30 or G50 and is ideally screened to remove pins and fines, and dried to below 10% moisture content.
The system can be broken into two sections: gasification and heat and power generation. In the gasification unit, the dry wood chip is loaded in and pyrolysis occurs under very high temperatures, with the result of gas being produced. After being cooled and cleaned, the gas is piped to the combined heat and power generator. An engine with a generator produces a heat output of 120 kwt and 50 kwe power generation.
The system is designed to obtain the highest possible output with a minimum quantity of fuel (wood chips), decisively reducing waste and optimising the return on the investment. Every single CHiP50 component is designed, tested, and assembled in-house and is the result of forty years of experience in the design and construction of electrical and energy systems. Furthermore, prior to delivery, each unit has its general functioning of a co-generator verified for correctness of electrical, mechanical, and safety parameters.