Biomass fuel is a perfect alternative to fossil fuels, basically for the environment. Therefore, choosing the right biomass fuel can be a difficult task for those looking to transition to renewable energy. But, choosing the ideal fuel can be time-consuming as it depends on various factors. However, some biomass fuels cause pollution when burned, depending on their properties like composition, moisture, ash content, etc. So, is your biomass fuel clean or dirty? Let us understand this in this blog.

Fuel: briquettes

One of the most significant issues with agricultural residue is that it suffers from inefficient burning, which eventually causes air pollution. However, agricultural waste can be converted into renewable fuel through the process of briquetting. Furthermore, densified biomass, like briquettes, is one of the most commonly used fuels. Therefore, its densification may help reduce transportation costs and improve efficiency. Thus, Biomass briquettes are beneficial when the fuel is expensive and hard to find.

Calorific Value(Kcal/kg2500-4000
Ash content3-20%
Moisture content10-20%
Average cost per Kg(INR)10
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Fuel: wood chips

Wood and wood-based fuel are abundantly available all over the country. It also has good combustion properties and a low ash content. Especially, it is the primary fuel in many parts of the rural region. So, utilizing wood as a fuel has many advantages, but there are some disadvantages too. Eventually, in most parts of the country, wood chipping is operated illegally. Furthermore, another reason is that wood has a high moisture content. Therefore, it increases the transportation cost and reduces the calorific value of the fuel.

ParameterWood Chips
Calorific value(Kcal/kg)>2500
Ash content<3%
Moisture content20-60%
Average cost per kg(INR)4-10

Biomass fuel: Astillas

Astillas is a patented biofuel developed by Steamax. As a result, it is developed from natural products like wood, cashew DOC, sawdust, and cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL). So, how is Astillas different from other biofuels?

  1. Firstly, Astillas offer complete transparency in their constituents, unlike densified fuels like briquettes and pellets.
  2. Secondly, different sizes and constituents are customised as per your location and requirements.
  3. Thirdly, astillas burn more efficiently than any other fuel due to their lower bulk density and higher calorific value.
  4. Also, the fuel is manufactured using low-cost local biomass sources with minimal processing.
Biomass fuel Astillas
Specifications of Astillas

Hence, we supply fuel to industries like Hindustan Unilever, Varun beverages, Coca-Cola, Britannia, Varun beverages, Calderys, MMG Healthcare, etc. Thus, we supply 5000+ Ton fuel per Month Pan India. Want to know us more – Contact or +91-9315124803.