By M. Rackl, Yuan Tan, W.A. Günthner –Part of the international struggle to reduce the carbon footprint in energy consumption is the utilisation of biomass instead of fossil fuels such as coal or oil. Although the basic approach is quite promising, as there is a huge amount of usable biomass, there are some problems to be solved with regard to its application due to the largely differing form of appearance of the various base materials. In the following, some research into storage and handling of different wood products including DEM measures are presented. Continue reading Feeding of Biomass: Design Experience with Wood Chips
By L. Williams – For a great many reasons, the conveyor belts used to convey coal or other bulk materials are highly unlikely to be suitable for carrying biomass. Sadly some very expensive lessons are already being learnt. Here Les Williams of Dunlop Conveyor Belting discusses the essential and very specific characteristics that biomass-carrying belts must have in order to perform safely and efficiently. Continue reading Belts for Conveying Biomass – The Safety and critical Importance of Conveyor Belt Technology
The Vecoplan® range includes VecoBelt belt conveyors which are suitable for transporting all types of bulk material. The closed design of these conveyors protect the environment from the materials being transported. The conveyors can dependably cope with horizontal and vertical bends and also with slight inclines – even over long distances. Vecoplan® has now further optimised this series: its users now get a solution in which absolutely no material can be lost. This made it the right choice for Södra, Sweden’s biggest forest owners’ association and also an internationally active wood processor.
In the area of biomass handling, we offer high consistency of dosing for safe and precise feeding of the right amount of energy to the thermal process. With this, Geroldinger, with its system, has mastered all kinds of fuels with cellulose content from miscanthus and nutshells to wood chips, wood dust and shavings. Safe storage, discharge and constant feeding to the boiler result in fully automatic and extremely economical operation.
(Published on YouTube on January 5, 2017)