The Jackson Laboratory Utility Plant Upgrade
Producing heat and power for The Jackson Laboratory facilities.
This project involved the construction of a new 1200-horsepower Petrokraft biomass-fired utility plant. Work included a new energy center to house a Babcock & Wilcox boiler fueled by wood powder burned in suspension.
The combined heat and power facility uses 11,000 tons of Forest Stewardship Council-certified Maine wood products to produce a steam by-product to heat over 700,000 square feet of building space on the campus. This process offsets nearly 1.3 million gallons of fuel oil consumption each year, eliminating 12,500 tons of CO2 equivalent from the Laboratory’s carbon footprint.
Horsepower Biomass-Fired Utility Plant
kWh Produced Each Year by Facility
Tons CO2 Eliminated from Carbon Footprint