Gas is not a completely clean fuel. While natural gas is often considered a cleaner-burning fossil fuel compared to coal and oil. It is not a completely clean fuel because it still negatively impacts the environment and human health. Burning natural gas produces fewer emissions than coal or oil but still emits carbon dioxide, contributing to climate change. In addition to carbon dioxide, it’s extraction and production can produce methane emissions, a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.

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Disadvantages of using gas as a Fuel

  1. Environmental impacts of extraction: The process of extraction, mainly through hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” can have negative environmental impacts.
  2. Health impacts: Burning it can release pollutants with negative health impacts, including respiratory problems and increased cancer risk.
  3. Dependence on fossil fuels: Reliance on natural gas as a primary energy source can preserve dependence on fossil fuels.
  4. Infrastructure costs: Building and maintaining the infrastructure needed for production, transportation, and distribution can be expensive, impacting consumers and producers.
  5. Greenhouse emissions- In addition to CO2 emissions, production and transportation can result in methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas.

The only way to reach net zero is to employ technology and resources that are renewable and carbon-neutral. Biomass is one such alternative, and Steamax aims to solve this problem by replacing gas and diesel in industrial boilers with Oil to Biomass Retrofit Kit.

Oil to Biomass Retrofit Kit

  1. An oil-to-biomass retrofit kit is a conversion kit that allows an existing oil-fired heating system to be converted to burn biomass fuel.
  2. OBR has an automatic fuel-feeding system. Manual feeding of biomass results in incomplete combustion, uncontrolled excess air, and lower furnace temperatures, which increase pollution emissions.
  3. OBR is compatible with multiple biomass fuels. Thus, even if there is a change in the government norms banning biomass usage, the customer can roll back to gas or diesel within a couple of hours.
  4. The kit is design to meet the government emission norms and doesn’t require any change in the pressure parts. Therefore, there are no requirements for IBR approvals or Pollution control board (PCB) clearances.

It is important to note that natural gas is still a widely utilise fossil fuel. Its use has some advantages, such as lower emissions of air pollutants when compared to coal and oil. However, weighing the potential negative impacts of natural gas use and considering strategies to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and transition to cleaner, more sustainable energy sources is essential. Want to know more about us, than CONTACT US.