As the price of oil, gas and coal rises, biomass production to supply "Biomass to Power" projects and for heating applications, is developing rapidly . With contacts and experience in this sector in the UK and overseas I am able to advise on producing the latest high yielding crops, including new fast growing giant bamboos and appropriate tree species suitable for these applications.
Virtually all raw biomass has the same calorific value per dry kg, HOWEVER the handling, combustion chacteristics and ash behaviour varies enormously across biomass types. Most of the easier to use "Biomass to Power" fuels for co-firing or use in the industrial heating sector are likely be produced as some form of chipped low quality wood. I can help clients through the minefield of choosing appropriate equipment for harvesting, chipping, haulage and cleaning and can provide expertise to advise on drying technologies.
WOOD PELLETS & BRIQUETTES
High quality, low ash content wood has a growing market as a densified renewable fuel, in the form of pellets or briquettes, and some lower grade (higher ash content) wood pellets are also in demand for co-firing with coal. This specialist area has seen many suffer from poor advice, something I help my clients avoid. I can therefore assist clients by providing the best of independent expertise to advise about appropriate densification technologies.