Combustion of Biomass

Thermal use of biomass aims to reduce the client’s energy costs and environmental impact. Typically, biomass is only available in raw form, with high moisture content and particle size; this reduces the calorific potential of the fuel, and prevents adequate combustion control.

Conventional systems are designed to burn raw biomass; as a consequence, these systems offer poor results in terms of thermal efficiency, emissions and ash release.

Lakson offers solutions that integrate biomass conditioning technologies. The raw biomass is first transformed into biomass powder or pellets. Efficient biomass combustion technologies burn the conditioned biomass to produce energy.

Lakson has the expertise to solve problems and issues arising from your existing biomass combustion system.

There are numerous advantages to burning conditioned biomass over raw biomass:

  • conditioned biomass is much drier than raw biomass; it has higher energy content and allows the combustion process to reach a higher thermal efficiency;
  • conditioned biomass allows the use of smaller equipment, which reduces the capital and operating costs;
  • conditioned biomass is entirely homogenized in size and heating value; this allows a better combustion control and a lower fuel and air consumption, which drastically reduces emissions;
  • the superior combustion control gives a load-following capability and ensures that the biomass is burned completely;