Clearly showing that ABB isn't the only people who can automate all of the controls, both electric and process, in a plant, Siemens released this press release today:
NOVUS ENERGY SELECTS SIEMENS FOR BIOCHEMICAL PRODUCTION PLANTS
ATLANTA, Jan. 20, 2010 – Siemens Industry, Inc. today announced that it has been selected by Novus Energy to supply the full scope of electrification, Simatic PCS 7 process automation and instrument measurement technologies for three new biochemical production facilities. Now in the design phase of development, the facilities will convert various agricultural residues into green fuel, clean water and organic fertilizer.
Novus expects to begin construction of its first plant in Canada in 2010.
Novus Energy President John Offerman says working closely with Siemens will reduce investment risk, accelerate project execution and help the company meet growing national and international demands for alternative fuels, organic fertilizer and clean water recovery.
“We reviewed several of the leading control system suppliers and found Siemens’ quality and value were superior,” Offerman says. “Siemens also invested time and engineering resources to assist us with process development, process control, engineering and even marketing. Additionally, Siemens has been instrumental in developing the automation systems, including graphics, for our NBCTM process that converts organic waste into biogas, fertilizer and clean water.”
Today, development continues at Novus Energy’s first NBC facility in Canada. Other facilities scheduled to begin construction in late 2010 are in, Oregon and Colombia.
“Novus Energy’s work transforming waste organics into green energy, organic fertilizer and clean water is at the leading edge of alternative energy and fuels production technology,” says Rich Chmielewski, Siemens chemical and biofuels marketing manager. “Our partnership will not only help to bring these renewable products to market faster, but also will continue to improve the production processes over time for greater efficiencies and increased return on investment, while decreasing our environmental footprint.”