Biomass Combustion Articles

  • Biomass is Carbon Neutral – What Does This Mean for Sustainability?

    The topic of climate change is not without its fair share of controversy, and while there are dozens of conflicting scientific and political perspectives at play, one positive that has emerged from the chaos is that the average global citizen is far more aware of the importance of sustainability and environmental responsibility than perhaps ever before. This has trickled into the realm of ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Iron Ore Pelletizing Plants - Case Study

    Changing the iron ore processing chain The iron ore being mined globally can approximately be divided equally into boulders and fines. For further processing boulders have to be sized to 10-30 mm for blast furnaces and 6-18 mm for sponge iron plants. Iron ore in a finely ground state is not easily transported or readily processed .The iron ore pelletizing process agglomerates the fine ...

  • Advantages Of Using Briquettes Over Conventional Fuels

    Is there a renewable source of energy that can replace the conventional fuel? Is the source greener and cheaper as compared to other sources? Is it easy to use? So many different questions and a simple answer to all of them is ‘‘YES’’. A biomass briquette plant is an ideal replacement to the traditional types of fuel which are highly dangerous to the environment. The ...


    By Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools

  • AVA – The expert for ash and dust conditioning - case study

    For an environment free of dust Application Ashes and dust from the filters of incineration, de-dusting and drying plants are lyed, moistened or solidified. The result is a disposable final product, a transportable property or re-usable value products e.g.: Dust from power plants for the use in road construction and building material industry ...


    By AVA - Huep GmbH u. Co. KG

  • 6th edition: Biomass-to-Power 2015/2016

    This study is the world’s largest of its kind. It is the standard work of the industry for electricity generation from solid biomass. The 6th updated edition includes: Specific data on around 4,200 units in nearly 2,900 biomass power plants and over 320 biomass co-incinerators worldwide. The biomass power plants have an electricity generation capacity of over 47 GWel. The ...


    By ecoprog GmbH

  • Could these two environmental challenges be the answer to each other?

    In sub-Saharan Africa, entrepreneurs are exploring whether sanitation could solve a growing fuel crisis — and vice versa Sub-Saharan Africa suffers from, and often epitomizes, many of the environmental challenges faced by the developing world. Two challenges — safe sanitation and sustainable fuel — are receiving increasing attention, with both included among the ...


    By Ensia

  • Atmosphere and climate, Environment, society and health, Carbon capture and storage (CCS), News Norwegian

    Is CCS installation the key technology to reduce CO2 missions from energy production? From NILU's annual report: Reducing CO2 emissions to the atmosphere is one way of combating the effects of global warming on the atmosphere, and thus limiting the consequences of climate change on ecosystems and human health Jozef M. Pacyna, Research ...

  • Role of biomass questioned for clean power plan

    In a May 8, 2015, letter, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) requested that EPA reconsider its decision to treat biomass as having zero emissions under the proposed Clean Power Plan (Plan). The Senators point out "wood-burning power plants emit around 3,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Hurricane MK system for PM Emission reduction on a 3MWth biomass boiler (12.500m3 /h at 240ºC) - Case Study

    Foreword Advanced Cyclone Systems, S.A. (ACS) designed and supplied a Hurricane cyclone system type MK for particulate matter abatement from the flue gases of a new 3MWth biomass boiler. The boiler was installed at Avisabor – Indústria Agro-Alimentar, S.A., a Poultry production and slaughterhouse for meat commercialization. Avisabor is owned 100% by Grupo Lusiaves SGPS, SA, one ...

  • Mawera inside story – biomass case study

    With more than 30 years’ experience in the UK market, Mawera UK has supplied and installed wood burning boilers to numerous companies, turning wood-waste into heat for factory, office and process heating and helping companies recover the cost of their boilers through compliance with the RHI. To support progress and innovation, Mawera maintains its own levels of technology and combustion ...


    By Mawera (UK) Ltd

  • Case study - Decorpanel opts for Mawera biomass solution

    With six Homag beam saws, CNC drilling machines, CNC routing machines and edgebanders producing around 20 tonnes in off-cuts every week, Decorpanel of Hetton-le-Hole needed a boiler that would enable the company to utilise its waste fully and provide heating for the whole site. With the existing system out of action and a factory that was heated with gas and electric, Decorpanel’s Ian Ling ...


    By Mawera (UK) Ltd

  • Case study - Be modern invest in biomass boilers

    As one of the UK’s largest fireplace manufacturers and suppliers of bathroom furniture, Be Modern is an established Group of Companies based in the North East that employs over 350 skilled workers. Established in 1964 the group supplies products across the UK to a wide and diverse customer base as well as exporting products across Europe. With over 500,000 square foot of manufacturing ...


    By Mawera (UK) Ltd

  • Case study - Heat-to-power application using a Dreyer & Bosse CHP power unit with an internal combustion engine

    Location: Trechwitz, Germany Site Gross Power Output Range 500kWe + 30-35kWe from ElectraTherm ORC Thermal Heat Input Range:  375-450kWt Hot Water Input Range:  90-95°C (118-203°F) Hot Water Flow Range:  39 m3/hour (172 GPM) Ambient Temperature: 0-15°C (32-59°F) Date Commissioned: Q2 2012 ElectraTherm installed a Green Machine in Germany at a ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Briquettes from garden furniture case study

    In the case of production waste, Rowlinson Garden Products has since recently been using shredding and briquetting technology from WEIMA of Germany. A WL 4 shredder and a C 150 briquetting press are used to produce briquettes that heat up their own production halls. The excess is sold at a profit. The company has been manufacturing high-quality wooden garden furniture in Nantwich (United ...


    By WEIMA

  • New Regulations for Biomass and Other Alternatative Fuels

    EPA completed new rules that changed the way they look at "nontraditional" fuels. Using these alternative fuels to generate energy makes a facility subject to emission limits and rules regulation boilers. In December U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed new rules that changed the way they look at'nontraditional" fuels. Materials that can meet the newly revised standards are ...

  • Hurricane cyclones to reduce particulate matter from a biomass boiler at Amorim Cork Composites (54.000 m3 /h a 177ºC) - Case Study

    Foreword Advanced Cyclone Systems, S.A. (ACS) designed and supplied a Hurricane cyclone system for Amorim Cork Composites (ACC). ACC, based in Porto (Portugal), has grown to become the world’s largest producer and distributor of cork products. Apart from traditional bottle stoppers, the proverbial ”cork” so intimately associated with wine, the company has over the ...

  • Investigation on the interannual variability of carbon dioxide column-averaged mole fractions in Peninsular Malaysia: 2003–2009

    Carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) is the most important anthropogenic greenhouse gas contributing to global climate change. The aim of this study was to assess the seasonal variations of CO 2 concentrations in Peninsular Malaysia from January 2003 to December 2009 using level 3 of the CO 2 column WFMD version 2.1 retrieved from SCIAMACHY satellite. The analysis for five locations showed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Prescribed burn smoke impact in the Lake Tahoe Basin: model simulation and field verification

    Smoke dispersion modelling based on the Fire Emission Production Simulator and the Hybrid Single Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory (FEPS-HYSPLIT) model was applied to prescribed burns in the Lake Tahoe Basin (LTB) during fall 2011. This, in conjunction with measurements at sources and real-time ambient PM 2.5 monitoring around LTB, served to evaluate the prescribed burning impacts on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hurricane HR System to Reduce Particulate Matter from a Biomass Boiler Burning Pellets Under 50mg/Nm3 - Case Study

    Foreword Advanced Cyclone Systems, S.A. (ACS) designed and supplied a Hurricane Cyclone System for Norbidel, a Portuguese boiler manufacturer. End customer for boiler and Hurricane is Fepsa, a company that focuses its production on felts for hats. Its underlying processes involve compression and vibration, under the action of water and heat. Norbidel, based in Maia (Porto, Portugal) ...

  • 2 MWe Biomass Power Plant Case Study

    This 2 MWe Biomass Power Plant is one of the turnkey products of Biomass Power. The plant was fully commissioned in September 2007. The plant has a capacity of 11 MW thermal and rated at 2MWe producing 15,700 MWh of green electricity per year, 100% of which is exported to the grid. The fuels used are from forestry and agricultural residues, wet woodchips, compost oversize, straw and miscanthus, ...


    By Biomass Power Limited (BPL)

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