If you are looking to transition to a green energy fuel, it is essential to understand what constitutes a good biomass fuel. But how to select the right fuel for your systems? To select the best biomass fuel, one should consider several factors, such as the intended use, equipment used, and characteristics of the fuel. Here’s what you should consider when selecting the right fuel.

What is an ideal biomass fuel?

An ideal biomass fuel depends on the specific application and the criteria used to evaluate its suitability. Generally, an ideal fuel has the following characteristics:

  1. High calorific value: The energy content of biomass fuel is critical as it determines the amount of heat produced. Biomass fuels with higher calorific value lead to better combustion, thus, decreasing the probability of particulate emissions.
  2. Low moisture: Biofuels with low moisture are preferred as they burn more efficiently and produce less smoke and particulate matter.
  3. Sustainably sourced: Fuels source from sustainable sources are prefer to ensure the fuel’s long-term availability and minimize environmental impacts.
  4. Low ash content: Fuels with lower ash content produce less ash, reducing the need for ash removal and disposal.
  5. Low density: Biomass fuels with lower density would entail more accessible transportation and combustion.
Biomass specification

Brief Guide to select the ideal fuel

One can improve the system’s efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability by selecting the best biomass fuel for the system.

  1. Intended use: The intended use of biomass fuel plays a significant role in selecting the appropriate fuel. Understanding the intended use will help to determine the fuel’s required characteristics and suitability.
  2. Characteristics of the fuel: The characteristics of biomass fuel, such as energy content, moisture content, ash content, and density, can have a significant impact on its suitability. Low moisture content, low ash content, and low bulk density are generally prefer characteristics for efficient and effective fuel combustion.
  3. Identify the available types: Research and assess the available types, such as wood chips, pellets, sawdust, and agricultural waste. The choice of biomass type may depend on availability, cost, and local regulations.
  4. Equipment used: The type and capacity of the equipment used to burn the fuel must be consider when selecting the appropriate biomass.
  5. Environmental impact: The environmental impact of fuel must be considered when selecting the appropriate fuel. Choosing a biomass fuel with minimal negative environmental impact is essential to ensure the sustainability of the fuel.
Astillas specification
Specifications of Astillas

Astillas- A different biomass fuel

Astillas recently accumulated interest from many industries looking for a new environmentally friendly fuel source. It is a patented biofuel develop by Steamax. It is develop from natural products like wood, cashew DOC, sawdust, and Cashew nut shell liquid(CNSL). Its key features include:

  1. Astillas burn more efficiently than any other fuel due to lower bulk density (330 kg/m3), low ash content (<2%) and higher calorific value (>4200 kcal/kg).
  2. The Astillas have a Cashew nut shell oil below 8%. Reducing the oil content reduces the carbon content as well. Therefore, black smoke emissions eliminates with this.
  3. Astillas come in reusable bags that are easier to store and handle. In other words, the bags are specifically design for longer life to ensure re-usability.
  4. Likewise, the fuel is manufacture using low-cost local biomass sources at minimal processing. Also, the properties of Astillas does vary according to the season, unlike other fuels.

Thus, Steamax’s biomass fuel blend has no anacardic acid and phenol. Want to know us more – Contact info@steamaxindia.com or +91-9315124803.