The Central European Biomass Conference (in Graz | Austria) connects users, companies, researchers, developers, political decision-makers as well as raw material producers and traders. B + K Managing Director S. Kießling spoke about the energetic potential that converting previously unused residues into electricity offers (for example using the ClinX CHP system).
BIOMASS CONFERENCE IN GRAZ
A decentralized conversion of wood-like solid fuels into heat or cold and in parallel into electricity has hardly been implemented so far, although it brings with it considerable potential for commercial and industrial users, for the success of the energy transition and for the environment.
During his lecture, Mr. Kießling explained the innovative technological approach of an externally fired micro gas turbine system and the technical functionality of a decentralized CHP plant for the utilization of heterogeneous solid fuels in the power range <1 MW el. “Initial operating experience confirms the potential of this decentralized system in terms of energy efficiency, economy, security of supply, provision of base loads and climate friendliness,” said Kießling. The integration of the externally fired gas turbine into existing industrial processes as well as the specification of the usable fuels (forest care materials and wood-like production residues) were shown in detail. The high combustion temperatures and residence times lead to the lowest emissions.
OUR CONCLUSION: Decentralized CHP systems that use woody production-related residues as fuels for electricity and heat generation offer a high ecological potential and a high economic benefit.