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Energy & Power

In the Energy and Power industries, poor material flow not only leads to operational inefficiencies, electrical losses, and maintenance challenges but also highlights the outdated nature of equipment designed for traditional fossil fuels in the context of evolving biomass and biofuel utilization.

Energy & Power

The Energy and Power industries have undergone major changes as a result of economic, environmental, and regulatory requirements.

Key changes include co-firing biomass with coal, installing air pollution control (APC) and flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems, or switching to low-sulfur (e.g., PRB) or waste coals (e.g., gob, culm).  Whether feeding a pulverized coal combustor (PCC), a circulating fluidized bed (CFB), or stoker boiler, reliable handling of fuels and their waste streams is critical to energy and power plant operations.

Energy Plant

Energy plant

Energy plant

Energy plant


Energy & Power Services

Whether you are reclaiming fuel from a stockpile, feeding biomass for co-firing with a fossil fuel, or conveying waste streams to storage silos, Jenike & Johanson can help you achieve reliable material flow and powder transport at your Energy and Power facilities.


Retrofitted expanded flow bunker

Retrofitted expanded flow bunker.

Belt feeders at a power plant

Belt feeders at a power plant.


Common Energy & Power Industry Challenges

Poor material flow in the Energy and Power industries will yield electrical generation losses, throughput limitations, non-uniform processing, dust emissions/spillage, bunker fires, and even equipment failure.  These problems require frequent operator intervention and increase maintenance costs.  A significant amount of equipment designed decades ago to receive, convey, crush and pulverize traditional fossil fuels is no longer suitable for handling biomass or biofuels used for co-firing.

Coal stockpile

Stockpile design plays an important role in material flowability. An effective design must consider environmental circumstances and material characteristics in order to optimize material handling.

Silos at a power plant

Silos at a power plant.


Common Materials Handled

Here is a shortened list of some of the most common bulk materials we have successfully handled in the Energy & Power industry to date. For more materials, please refer to our extended list of materials or ask us about your specific material.



  • Coal (lignite, sub-bituminous, bituminous, anthracite, gob, culm)
  • Coke (petroleum, shot, sponge, flour, metallurgical)
  • Biomass (RDF, TDF, C&D, debris, wood chips)
  • Ash (fly, ESP, bottom)
  • Reagents (limestone, lime, trona, urea, gypsum)
  • Unique (oil shale, sand)

Energy & Power Industry Clients

Some of the clients who we have successfully provided bulk material engineering services for in the Energy & Power industry.

  • AEP
  • Duke/Progress Energy
  • Southern Power
  • Ameren
  • FirstEnergy
  • TVA
  • Dominion
  • PSE&G
  • Xcel Energy
  • Alstom Power, ABB Combustion, American Electric Power
  • Atomic Energy of Canada
  • B. C. Hydro, Canada
  • Detroit Edison
  • Consumers Power
  • Crows Nest Resources, Canada
  • N.S.W. Electricity Commission, Australia
  • Edmonton Power, Canada
  • Eldorado Nuclear, Canada
  • Electricity Supply Commission, So. Africa
  • General Electric, Keiwit Power,
  • National Power Corp., Philippines
  • New Brunswick Power, Canada
  • Ohio Edison
  • Ontario Hydro, Canada
  • Pennsylvania Electric
  • Pyropower
  • Riley Stoker
  • Saskatchewan Power, Canada
  • Southwest Public Service
  • Standard Oil of California
  • Standard Oil, Ohio
  • Suncor, Canada
  • Syncrude Canada
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Triton Coal
  • Union Electric
  • Unocal
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • VTT Fuel and Process Technology, Finland
  • Western Energy
  • Westinghouse Electric
  • Wisconsin Public Service
Jenike & Johanson engineer
Jenike & Johanson engineer

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