Independent Power Producer

VTara Energy Group Pty. Ltd. (VTara) is a developer, owner and operator of Biomass, Solar and Hydro energy projects. Our key markets are Australia, South Asia and South East Asia, delivering energy solutions to businesses, government agencies and large retailers. Our core proprietary gasification technology (a chemical process that packs energy into chemical bonds) converts carbonaceous materials like biomass ( a renewable resource that absorbs CO² from the atmosphere)  into useful hydrogen rich syngas for electricity, energy (heat), fuels or chemical feedstock. 

 

VTara’s electricity generation of 20MW base load power generation has competitive cost benefits in its class. It comprises the following key elements.
  1. a tissue cultured ( or clonal) propagated energy plantation
  2. a proprietary design of a fluidised gasifier reactor
  3. a biomass handling and feeder system
  4. a patented gas clean up system (tar removal)
  5. a residue -removal system
  6. a gas engine and generator, to deliver power cheaply to the grid

 

VTara Energy Group has addressed the feedstock problem in adopting a dedicated captive biomass energy plantations and efficient utilization of biomass waste materials.  Moreover, our approach to Energy Plantations and PGU construction provides sustainable jobs in the rural sector.

EPC Contractor

Engineering, Procurement & Consultancy [EPC]

Energy Plantation

Three types of primary fuels are produced from energy plantations:

  1. Liquid (ethanol, biodiesel, methanol, vegetable oil and pyrolysis oil)
  2. Gaseous (biogas (CH⁴,CO²); producer gas (CO,H²,CH4,CO²), syngas (CO,H²), substitute natural gas (CH⁴) and
  3. Solid (charcoal, torrefied biomass)

From these primary fuels are  four major categories of product:

  1. Chemicals such as  fertiliser and synthetic fibre
  2. Energy such as heat
  3. Electricity
  4. Transportation fuel such as gasoline and diesel

O&M Contracts

Operations & Maintenance

Project Feasibility Evaluation

 

Financial Modelling

The financial model must satisfy several constraints.

First, the debt capacity constraint defines the maximal amount of debt that a project could support. This can vary between 60% to 80% of the project cost and related variables and risk factors.

Second, the debt holders require that the debt service is secured with higher net revenue during the project operation phase.

Third, financing must be able to cover project costs.

Fourth, the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) must be viable so as to provide a rate of return attract for investments.

Project Design

 

Project Management