If heat and power plants that burn forest woodchips acquire these chips from optimised supply chains, they can obtain better quality biomass and lower their total acquisition costs. This is according to a study by Ramoll Finland, commissioned by Miktech Oy.
'The higher quality of the forest chips, especially in terms of their moisture and homogeneity, will affect the economic efficiency and profitability of heat and power plants,' explains Ramboll Finland's business manager Mirja Mutikainen.
The most significant benefits will be in fuel economy, boiler efficiency and other energy production costs. The plants will also benefit from fewer production outages and decreased operating and maintenance costs.
Taking place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Scotland’s premier venue for events, Scotland Build 2015 is the ideal opportunity for your organisation to get involved in Scotland’s booming construction industry and to access major developers, contractors and suppliers from across Scotland and around the world.
The 8th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo will take place April 20-22, 2015, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This dynamic event unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world’s interconnected biomass utilization industries—biobased power, thermal energy, fuels and chemicals.