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ICM, Inc.’s Selection of EISENMANN’s Emission Abatement Technology

ICM, Inc.’s Selection of EISENMANN’s Emission Abatement Technology Strengthens Commercial Deployment of its Biomass Gasifier System
(Colwich, Kan. –August 23, 2011) –ICM is pleased to announce that it has coupled its feedstock-flexible gasification system with EISENMANN Corporation’s dual-field WESP (wet electrostatic precipitation) to further enhance ICM’s ability to deliver cleaner waste-to-energy applications. ICM chose this emission abatement technology based on the successful operation of ICM’s commercial-scale demonstration gasifier located adjacent to the Harvey County municipal solid waste transfer and recycling facility in Newton, Kan.
ICM’s gasifier in Harvey County was configured to demonstrate the system’s performance by testing multiple feedstocks including refused-derived fuel (RDF), tire-derived fuel mixed with RDF, wood chips, wheat straw, switchgrass, and corn stover, among others. Combined with an ICM thermal oxidizer and heat sink, the WESP 2-F system provides the flexibility essential to clean the emissions from a multitude of fuel sources. Combining the gasifier and emission abatement systems illustrates a confluence of state-of-the-art technologies that can meet the most stringent emission control requirements. The WESP-2F meets the critical requirements of both Best Available Control Technology (BACT) and Lowest Achievable Emission Rate (LAER) standards by ensuring a nearly continuous removal of large and small particulate matter, as well as acid gases. Unlike traditional wet electrostatic precipitators, the selected WESP-2F Dual Field technology guarantees the strictest level of emissions control across the broadest range of potential feedstocks. BACT is required on major new or modified sources in clean areas (i.e., attainment areas), and LAER is required on major new or modified sources in non-attainment areas.
Dave Vander Griend, president and CEO of ICM said, “We’re thrilled with the recent commercial deployment of our biomass gasifier technology, as it allows us to offer our waste-to-energy system on a global level. Recognizing the strength of collaborative partnerships, ICM is pleased to work with EISENMANN and their WESP technology to enhance our biomass gasifier applications.”