Demo facility for combustion and drying

Since December 2014, Future Eco has operated a 600 m2 demonstration facility with a unique full scale multi-burner, BioTherm 500kw. Here, you can test various fuel mixtures with a moisture content of up to 61%.

The facility is rented from one of Future Eco’s stakeholders, Swebo Bioenergy in Boden. It is primarily geared towards combustion and drying of difficult fuels with a moisture content of up to 61%. Here, both national and international actors with an interest in biofuel can try their respective fuels in various mixes. Crisps, olive pits, rice husks, slaughterhouse waste and manure are some examples of fuels. In the same facility there is also access to a lab and a workshop as well as machinery for pelleting and granulation. Luleå University of Technology is approximately 45 minutes away. If you would like to purchase your own multi-burner, the producer can be found in the same building and is able to tailor production to your specific needs and purposes.

For more information and certification of fuel mixtures, please contact:

Magnus Jansson, Swebo Bioenergy, 070-662 48 71
Urban Jansson, Future Eco, 070-306 29 90

Drying in the multi-burner

This is the heart of the facility. The technology is a result of a research and development project spanning many years. The Boden company, Swebo Bioenergy, also a stakeholder in Future Eco, has collaborated with Luleå University of Technology in developing a burner chamber capable of burning extremely moist fuels with a moisture content of up to 61%.

The technology is already in use today at stables, studs, garden facilities and other places across the Nordic countries. There, the burner has a place in the local ecosystem. All by-products such as straw beds and manure are burned and generate clean energy. Emissions are well below established thresholds and the remaining ash is an attractive fertiliser for the forestry industry.

Materials

The variety of fuels and mixtures which can be tested with this technology is essentially unlimited. Practically anything with a moisture content of up to 61% can be burned. This covers many fuels previously rejected because of their high moisture content, that can now be used as fuels in a closed, environmentally friendly system rather than paying for it to be sent away to landfills. All this whilst providing energy and heat.

Examples of usable materials are:

● Olive pits
● Potato peelings
● Crisps
● Slaughterhouse waste
● Horse manure
● Chicken manure
● Straw
● Wet woodchips
● Waste pellets and traditional pellets
● Tree branches and tops
● Grains
● Rice husks

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