Wood chip biomass can serve as an excellent fuel for energy production and DP CleanTech has developed its technology to optimize its potential. Woody fuels tend to have higher moisture contents and therefore offer opportunities for further recovery of heat through flue gas condensation. In suitable circumstances DP CleanTech’s condensing scrubber has boosted boiler efficiencies to 101%.
In many countries there are classifications of wood biomass ‘quality’ which takes into account many factors to help define the recommended limitations and parameters for optimum combustion. However, irrespective of initial classifications, the need for proper analysis and pre- sorting for metals and undersized particles will significantly improve the quality of the fuel for combustion and reduce the problems of deposit formation during combustion. The analysis, technology, design and operation of plants must be undertaken by experienced biomass plant experts.