The biomass burning consists on a complete system, created to produce energy using biomass as fuel, through an
innovative method of high combustion efficiency and reduced loss.
Agricultural biomass can be burned due to its chemical composition and high calorific value, but it has the
problem of melting of ashes on the walls of the combustion chamber and the emission of light ashes into the
atmosphere. Moreover, the density and moisture of the biomass can vary, which causes additional problems.
Experiments were conducted using various sources of biomass, such as corn waste, barley waste, wood pellets,
walnut shells, etc, that are produced in enough amounts for a stable fuel supply through time.
The reached temperature in the combustion process of agricultural wastes does not exceed 700ºC and produces
ashes that are considered as low melting temperature, what leads to the formation of clinkers, which are gelatinous
asses that, when cooled, they become vitreous and very hard. They are deposited don the walls and at the bottom of
conventional ovens, causing deterioration through time and serious maintenance problems.
Clinker generated by traditional systems
Combustor’s ash scavenger
The system that we offer was designed to keep the wall’s temperature lower than the melting temperature, ensuring
the non-formation of the unwanted clinker. The ashes can be removed from the bottom of the combustor through a system
that collects and removes them from the equipment.
Then the ashes can be returned to crops, they constitute a very interesting source of minerals.
The conclusion of those studies were the basis for our project of combustion with pulverized biomass, burning biomass efficiently, leaving a minimum waste in the order of 1 to 2%.
The equipment ensures complete combustion, thereby providing non-polluting combustion gases to the environment.