For thousands of years, people have burned wood for heat. From campfires to fireplaces, people love the idea of a wood fire heating their house. But wood-burning appliances and fireplaces may emit large quantities of air pollutants. Wood smoke contains hundreds of chemical compounds including nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, organic gases, and particulate matter, many of… Continue reading It’s time for the pellet to shine.
Most Gambians rely on mainly wood fuels to cook with and charcoal because of which Gambia is at a very vulnerable point now, with the amount of forest left. Desertification and deforestation are great problems facing developing nations like Gambia. Adequate means of disposing wastes are also lacking, hence, converting them to other useful products… Continue reading Can fuel briquettes from groundnut shells save Gambia?
What are wood pellets? Wood pellets are a common type of biomass. Biomass is any biological material that can be used as fuel—including grass, corn, wood, and biogas as well as other forestry and agricultural residues. Wood pellets are compressed byproducts from the forest products industry, often woodchips and sawdust. What are wood pellets used… Continue reading Everything you need to know about wood pellets
HiTech Agro Energy believes that biomass energy is critical to the future of power generation. In this infographic, we show the benefits, promise, and opportunity of biomass energy for communities across the world. Biomass energy provides: Thousands of jobs in local communities; Abundant renewable energy; Reduced reliance on fossil fuels; and Steady, reliable clean power… Continue reading The Promise & Opportunity of Biomass Energy
Using clean, renewable energy is one of the most important actions we can take to reduce our impact on the environment. The world is constantly on the lookout for reliable, inexpensive and renewable forms of energy. Fossil fuels are non-renewable, that is, they draw on finite resources that will eventually dwindle, becoming too expensive or too environmentally damaging to retrieve. In… Continue reading Making the Switch – Biomass Power as the Main Energy Source
MSW is a poor-quality fuel and its pre-processing is necessary to prepare fuel pellets to improve its consistency, storage and handling characteristics, combustion behavior and calorific value. Technological improvements are taking place in the realms of advanced source separation, resource recovery and production/utilization of recovered fuel in both existing and new plants for this purpose.… Continue reading Pelletization of Municipal Solid Wastes