Biofuel: history, benefits, opportunities and possible ways of realization…

 For the whole history of the energetics and heat engineering development there were numerous attempts to use the variety of combustible wastes of pulp and paper, the woodworking production and agricultures to provide thermal energy to various branches of life. There were undertaken (and not even unsuccessfully) attempts to burn efficiently, for example sawdust, barks, twigs, straws, etc., which provided the electricity and heat to the residents and production departments, as well as a variety of mechanisms.

But the time passed by, the economics conditions changed, the market got more and more cheap oil and gas fuels, it was appeared more and more electricity generation capacities. The large hydro and nuclear power plants were put into operation. The cost of the electric power reduced. It caused to the mass rejection of unprofitable hotbeds operation and boilers using sawdust and other wastes. Therefore, the wood processing, paper making, and in agriculture as well began to appear a significant amount of unused wastes, which is often simply burned.

All mentioned of the above - is a brief overview of the past half century...

Nowadays, when the prices on energy and heat mass demand has increased significantly, the situation changed radically. The prime cost of the heat production sharply increased, and non-renewable sources of its significantly reduced. Now it is high time to remind about the in order forgotten alternative fuels. That is why in the last ten years in the industrial developed countries started to appear the original engineering for the preparation and usage of alternative biofuels, as well as successful and profitable business projects for its promotion to consumers.

One of the examples realizations of such projects is the main activity of our company in this relatively young market. For three years the company Green West Industrial found a large number of regular partners in various countries in Europe, namely in Poland, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria. On the reliability of such partnership and mutual interest evidenced, for example, growing sales of briquettes and pellets from wood, sunflower husks and straw (average rate in 2013 reached a level of 4 tons.).

We are optimistic about the future, as global demand for wooden pellets and briquettes (domestic and industrial quality) increases constantly. Marketing research indicates that very soon we should expect a significant jump in consumer demand, which will exceed the currently active offers from producers. No wonder because in addition to reducing the risk of explosions, fires, leaks in transit, and so on, the products we offer has significant advantages on which the appropriateness of its use:

Kind of fuel

Calorific value Mj/kg

% of sulfur

% of ashes

Carbon dioxide kg/GJ

Coal

15 - 25

1-3

10 - 35

60

Motor fuel

42,5

0,2

1

78

Masut

42

1,2

1,5

78

Wood chips

10

0

2

0

Wooden pellets (pellets and briquettes)

17,5

0,1

1

0

Peat pellets (pellets and briquettes)

10

0

20

70

Hay pellets ( pellets and briquettes)

14,5

0,2

4

0

Natural gas

35 – 38 МДж/м3

0

0

57

 

All these qualities conclusively prove that the wood pellets and briquettes have a huge competitive as to other fuels.

Therefore, the number of our customers from across Europe is growing. We will be glad to see You among our partners.