Biomass Boilers: Biofuel As Power Plant Energy Source

Biomass Boilers, biomass heating systems, burn biofuel (generally called as biomass fuel). Biofuels are cheaper than electricity, petroleum oil, or natural gases. Biomass boilers are ideal for year-round heating requirements & hot water needs.

Biofuel: Biomass as a Boiler Fuel

Nowadays Biomass is being used as an effective alternative to traditional coal, petcoke or oil and gas fuels. Biomass is a clean and environmentally friendly fuel and does not cause any pollution during combustion. Since biomass can be produced and degraded easily as compared to fewer oil and gas reserves which are being depleted at the faster pace, biomass is becoming the ideal choice as a fuel.

Types of BioFuel

Biomass fuel generally includes wood which may be in the form of wood logs, wood chips or wood pellets. Wood chips and wood pellets can be fed both manually as well as automatically into the furnace while wood logs are mostly fed manually in the boiler. Other forms of biomass fuel include animal waste, household and industrial waste, crops such as maize, willow etc.

Biofuels types

Source: The National Energy Education Project (public domain)

The Biofuels come in various size and shape. Biomass fuels are gaining huge popularity in today’s world because biomass is cheaper and easily available as compared to other fuels. As people are becoming more and more aware of the benefits of using biomass as a fuel so are we.

Thermodyne Engineering Systems holds a wide experience in manufacturing Biomass Fuel Boilers.

Biomass Boilers for Power Plants Manufactured by Thermodyne

are also known as Combi Boilers are effective in burning biofuels.

Biomass Boilers

 

 

We provide automatic feeding of wood chips and wood pellets into an external furnace using rotary feeders or drum feeders. Our rotary feeders are also effective in spreading the fuel equally all over the furnace grate which ensures effective burning of biomass fuel.

This external furnace is enclosed by the water tubes which absorb most of the radiation heat from the combustion of fuel. After leaving the furnace, flue gases enter the tubes where gases flow at high velocity and transfer heat to water using convective heat transfer. Forced draft and Induced draft fans are provided to ensure effective heat transfer using 3 T’s Principle: Time, Temperature and turbulence.

Biofuels Pros & Cons of Power Plant Biomass Boiler Fuels

Pros of Biofuels 

  • Renewable Energy Resources
  • Environment-Friendly ( Most Important )
  • Cheaper
  • Easy Sourcing
  • Reduces the need for fossil fuels which are considered as non-renewable resources

Cons of BioFuels

  • Occupies Large Space: Biomass fuels have lesser bulk density, biofuels generally require large storage space.
  • Large Furnace in Biomass Boilers: Large furnace area and volume are required for biomass fuel combustion.

Types of BioFuels  Infographics

TYPES OF BIO-FUEL by Thermodyne (1)

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Ankit Taneja, an IIT Roorkee alumni, is Boiler Design Engineer at Thermodyne Engineering Systems, one of the top steam boiler manufacturer in India. Ankit like to spend time in research and design new boilers for clients at thermodyne.

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