Key points

  1. The monthly fuel cost of MMG Healthcare was INR 11 Lakh, which came down to INR 5.5 lac by switching to biomass
  2. OBR kit is a multi-fuel compatible system. Even if there is a change in the government norms, MMG would have an option of fuel interchangeability. 
  3. The steam cost was INR 6.81/kg, reduced to INR 3.05/kg with Astillas. 
  4. The system is flexible to use different clean biomass fuels (Astillas, pellets, dried wood chips, etc) with often no or minimal adjustments. 
  5. We also have zero investment options where we will make the entire investment involved and take care of the biomass fuel supply, boiler operations, and maintenance activities.

MMG Healthcare is a pharmaceutical industry in Kala Amb, a small town and an industrial area in Sirmour District in Himachal Pradesh, India. It is one of the renowned contract manufacturer of sterile injectable vials and lyophilized products. MMG reached out to Steamax to shift their diesel-fired boiler to biomass to reduce their manufacturing cost. That’s exactly what Steamax does with their Oil to Biomass retrofitting (OBR) kit.

Why did MMG Healthcare Choose OBR? 

The sharp increase in the oil prices let the MMG Healthcare team explore the solutions that can help them to lessen their manufacturing costs.

  1. Steamax examined the fuel and steam consumption pattern of MMG healthcare and provided a detailed comparison between the two options.
  2. Steamax commits the same thermal efficiency from the retrofitted boiler as any new biomass-fired boiler.
  3.  However, the retrofitting costs almost half of a new boiler.
  4. At the same time, new boiler installation needs at least 20-30 days of shutdown. Steamax committed to completing the retrofitting within one day.
  5.  Steamax also agreed to support MMG Healthcare with biomass fuel supply and boiler operation and maintenance post the retrofitting.

Perks to MMG with Steamax’s OBR Kit

  1.  OBR kit is a multi-fuel compatible system. Even if there is a change in the government norms, MMG would have an option of fuel interchangeability. 
  2. Switching to biomass fuel is helping MMG maintain a pollution-free environment as it leads to zero carbon emissions. 
  3. The OBR kit also provides the advantage of an auto fuel feeding system and ash removal system. 
  4. It reduces labour efforts and costs and provides a safe environment for the workers.

The Results

  1. Initially, the steam cost was INR 6.81/kg, reduced to INR 3.05/kg with Astillas
  2. Before, the monthly fuel cost of MMG Healthcare was INR 11 Lakh, which came down to INR 5.5 lakhs by switching to biomass. 
  3. Thus, swapping from diesel to biomass with OBR has led to a monthly saving of INR 5.5 lakh. The simple payback period for the equipment was less than two months.

With our experience and years of research, we have been pioneers in bringing biomass fuels and renewable technology to the Indian market. For more details send your query to info@digilitea16.sg-host.com or contact/WhatsApp us at +91-9315124803.