Category: Heating

Bioliquids and syngas from solid biomass for combined heat and power

Biomass residues and such as agro-industrial waste or sewage sludge are a viable resource to produce energy, fuels and chemicals. They are abundant and generally low-cost, but converting these feedstocks into marketable products can be a challenging task due to their heterogeneous nature. A promising technology to do this, is the TCR® system (Thermo-Catalytic Reforming) developed…

Biomass heating resources from Bioenergy4Business

The international project Bioenergy4Business (B4B), funded by  the Horizon  2020 Framework Programme of the European Union,  supports  and promotes the partial substitution of fossil fuels used for heating with available bioenergy sources, such as  by  products of  the wood-based industry, forest biomass, pellets,  straw and other  agricultural biomass products. This ambitious  European project is currently targeting 10 EU countries and Ukraine. Presently, European businesses are dependent on…

Biogas heats construction site in Finland

At SRV’s REDI complex, Finland’s largest urban construction project under way at Kalasatama, Helsinki, the worksite is being heated using clean, renewable Finnish biogas. The use of biogas in site heating is new in Finland, because the REDI site is the only one in Finland to use the biofuel. Biogas began to be used on…

Modern wood stoves for high efficiency and reduced emissions

Wood stoves are commonly used for space heating in many countries, particularly those with relatively abundant resources for the production of firewood. However these stoves are often blamed for their modest combustion efficiency, their high emissions of particulate (PM) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This behaviour can contribute sensibly to increasing local air pollution, a serious…

Biogas from grass cuts for heating and cooking

The demand for electric power has been on the rise ever since industrialization. Decentralization of power generation is one of the approaches to solve this issue. The usage of biomass in smaller local facilities with low power generation ranges can offer clean (CO2-neutral) and environmental friendly production of heat and electricity. In the developing countries,…

Biomass Boiler Response Gets ‘Gee-up’ From Steam Accumulation

Steam boilers are commonly used throughout industry. Operation of these boilers is energy intensive and can therefore represent a significant proportion of an organisation’s energy costs. According to the Carbon Trust, in the UK, boilers account for some 60% of carbon emissions from industrial operations and buildings. Being so energy intensive, steam boilers therefore offer…

Wood heating offers many regional benefits

The PromoBio project – Promotion of Regional Bioenergy Initiatives, co-funded by the Intelligent Energy for Europe Program, aims at providing concrete support to local companies and public bodies in establishing new business projects and support the development of regional policy framework related to bioenergy. A strong emphasis is on facilitating new heating plant investments based…