Electricity generation with açaí seed

The evolution of scientific and technological knowledge has meant that many by-products that were previously discarded are used for other purposes. When we are talking about agro-industry by-products, they are called Biomass.

Sugarcane biomass is perhaps the most known, but there are other very advantageous options for generating electricity. Within this vast area, açaí seed is a great option for generating electricity using steam turbines.

In this content prepared by Wortice professionals, a reference company in technological and efficient solutions in steam turbines with professionals with more than 40 years of experience, you will understand better about the generation of electric energy with açaí seed.

Biomass is the way to generate electricity

The Brazilian agroindustry is one of the largest in the world! The territorial extension of the country, added to the human capacity of production, research and development, makes Brazil a fertile place In order to do it important segment as well as the economy.

But we should not only look at common products: with the increasingly advanced development of sustainability techniques and the application of the National Solid Waste Policy, the agroindustry has also invested in this field with biomass.

When biomass is used in combustion processes, it generates clean electrical energy with the use of steam turbines, which can contribute to the security of distribution throughout the country.

There are many origins of the biomass used for the generation of electric energy, it is highlighted in this content prepared by Wortice, about.

Origin of açai

Açai tree is a palm native to the Amazon that has been one of the main sources of the economy and local food in the states of Pará, Amazonas, Rondônia, Tocantins, Acre, Amapá, Maranhão and Bahia.

Açaí is a food of great presence, cheap and nutritious, being possible to use in several sweet and savory recipes. Studies indicate that açaí plantations extend over about 10 thousand square kilometers with year-round production of up to 120 kilos per palm.

Being such a nutritionally, culturally and economically valuable product, açaí is also a great option for generating electricity using Wortice’s steam turbines from the açaí kernel.

How is the generation of electric energy with açai seed?

The remaining material from açai processing, that is, açai kernel , has great potential as biomass for generating electricity using Wortice’s steam turbines. From National Solid Waste Policy, the use of açaí seeds for generating electricity using Wortice’s steam turbines only increases the importance of this process.

Açai seed represents about 83% of the total volume of the fruit. Its caloric potential is ideal for use in the generation of electric, thermal and natural gas energy to drive steam turbines, Wortice’s specialty.

Açai seed can be used to generate electricity using Wortice 's steam turbines, it must be heated to rerun moisture (which must remain below 14 %) and transformed into pellets.

Açai seed composition

We are saying açaí seed is a great fuel for generating electricity using Wortice 's steam turbines. We have already mentioned its high caloric potential, but what is its total composition? Let's see:


  • calorific power of 4,500 Kcal/Kg;
  • chemical composition with a good amount of cellulose, lignin and a low ash and moisture content


This composition of açaí kernel is another good indication to use it for electric energy with Wortice's steam turbines for combustion results in complete use of biomass.


Temperatures involved

According to specific studies on the temperatures necessary for the burning of the açaí seed to generate electricity and drive the Wortice steam turbines, the temperature starts at 191.8ºC and ends at 518.5ºC (with peaks of 853.0ºC), when the fatty part of the açaí seed burns and, consequently, has more calories.

How is Wortice present in the generation of electric energy with açaí seeds?

Wortice is the reference company in steam turbines for the generation of electric energy with açaí seed, because it has professionals with more than 40 years of experience in Process and Maintenance Engineering

These characteristics allow Wortice to offer differentiated services in the market for electricity generation with açaí seeds, such as:

  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week emergency call
  • Technical team available for on-site assistance
  • Factory and Team available 24 hours a day
  • 100% Brazilian technology
  • Environmental & Social Responsibility

To learn more about how Wortice operates in the generation of electric energy with açaí seeds using steam turbines, get in touch right now or get to know the customized projects developed with high technology by the company.

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