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Manager: Veritas SpA • Location: Mestre (Venice, Veneto, Italy)
Plant: 1 x ZE-50-LT Low-Temperature Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Module, nominal output 50 kWe
Application: Mixed - Power generation from biomass (boiler fueled by wood prunings) / Heat recovery (from hot-air-turbines)


Mappa VeritasThe client who commissioned this plant - Veritas SpA - is the largest multiutility company in Veneto, as well as one of the largest in Italy. Its name, meaning "truth" in Latin, is an acronym for "Veneziana Energia Risorse Idriche Territorio Ambiente Servizi" (Venetian Energy, Water Resources, Territory, and Environmental Services). It is a fully public company, owned by a consortium whose shareholders are the Venice municipality and fifty-odd municipalities of the Venice hinterland, and its core business is to supply environmental services, water and power to Venice and all of its shareholding municipalities.
In its directional and operational center in Mestre (near Venice) two biomass-fueled boilers generate a total thermal power around 1,3 MWT used for heating and sanitary uses as well as for power generation through two Turbec hot-air turbines which can produce up to 160 kWE..

The system supplied by Zuccato Energia - a standard ZE-50-ULH Low Temperature Organic Rankine Cycle module - adds a further 50 kWE to the overall grid output of the aforementioned system, raising the total power output to 210 kWE and increasing overall power output by 30% with respect to the "naked" system.

The versatility of Zuccato Energia ORC modules made it possible to run the system in mixed mode : during pitch times, when the hot-air turbines are operating, it runs on waste heat recovered from the turbines, while when the turbines are offline it runs directly on heat produced by the biomass-fed boilers and fed to it by the automated control system. The compactness of the standard skid-mounted ORC system supplied by Zuccato Energia allowed its installation in a technical space (a steel-grating mezzanine) within the same building which hosts boilers and turbines

All produced electric power goes into the national distribution grid and contributes, together with a photovoltaic system, to make the Mestre complex entirely self-sufficient from the energy standpoint. Residual thermal energy is also used to heat - through a small district-heating network - the different buildings which make up the directional and operational complex

The boilers are fueled by wood chips obtained from forest cleaning and mowing. As all biomass-fueled systems, this plant is CO2-neutral, as the CO2 released by combustion is equivalent to that captured by the plants during their growth.

Below you will find a photogallery related to this plant. Click on an image to enlarge it.


The Veritas SpA seat in MestreThe Veritas SpA seat in Mestre The building which hosts the entire systemThe building which hosts the entire system Overall view. Boilers are below, ORC plant in on mezzanine.Overall view. Boilers are below, ORC plant in on mezzanine. The ZE-50-ULH ORC system seen from aboveThe ZE-50-ULH ORC system seen from above The Turbec hot-air turbines to which the ZE-50-ULH may be connectedThe Turbec hot-air turbines to which the ZE-50-ULH may be connected etail view of one of the Turbec hot-air turbinesetail view of one of the Turbec hot-air turbines The heat exchangers of the ZE-50-ULH LT-ORC systemThe heat exchangers of the ZE-50-ULH LT-ORC system The thermal connections between the two systemsThe thermal connections between the two systems The silos storing fuel for the boilersThe silos storing fuel for the boilers
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