The demand for bioenergy is increasing steadily across the globe. The bioenergy produced from biomass provides eco-friendly energy, which mainly depends on supply chain management. The biomass supply chain incorporates several processes like production, collection, transportation, storage, usage etc., for the crucial success of the process. The supply chain is the association of the source and end users. However, there are many issues involve in the chain. Let us understand this in the blog.
Challenges in the Biomass supply chain
More than 70% of India’s population relies on biomass due to its various properties in terms of heating. Unfortunately, the chain has to face various challenges in the form of variations in availability, uncertainties in performance, capital and many more. Let us understand these challenges.
- Firstly, inefficient resource management is the critical factor hindering the biomass industry’s expansion.
- Secondly is the seasonal variation in biomass fuel, which affects fuel prices. Like if the fuel density is low, the fuel storage becomes easier.
- Thirdly, is the pressure on the transport section. Because of the fuel’s high moisture, transportation becomes unfavourable and thus increases with the distance.
- In continuation, biomass energy generation requires suitable investments and high operating costs. Thus, small-scale fuel companies need help to afford such.
- Also, no particular mechanisms or specialised departments are involved in managing the biomass industry’s development.
Thus, Research and development are essential to regulate the biomass supply chain. Therefore, Steamax came up with a revolutionary Fuel blend, “Astillas”, while strengthening the above challenges. We always look for the highest quality, locally sourced, eco-friendly solutions. We continually monitor the biomass market to ensure our fuel is always competitively priced.
Astillas : A Clean Fuel
- It is develop from natural products like wood, cashew DOC, sawdust, and Cashew nut shell liquid(CNSL)
- Astillas burn more efficiently than any other fuel due to lower bulk density (330 Kg/m3) and higher calorific value (>4200 Kcal/Kg).
- The fuel is manufacture using low-cost local biomass sources at minimal processing.
- It also has a low moisture content (<10%); therefore, it is easy to transport without causing any damage to the fuel.
- Astillas are manufactured using natural agricultural resources. Thus, their properties and price does not vary according to the season.
At Steamax, developing new and cost-effective fuels is the topmost priority. Steamax has developed a compelling blend of fuel- ‘Astillas’ considering all the perspectives. If you have any questions about Astillas, please feel free to contact us today.