Introduction

CSTfire for the environment

It is now universally acknowledged that the combustion of fossil fuels brings about a number of negative effects, and the greenhouse effect is a term intelligible to every child.

Simply put, the problem involves the fact that carbon (C), which millions of years ago was bound to deposits of fossil fuels in the depths of the earth due to the effects of geophysical processes, through combustion is released back into the earth’s atmosphere in the form of CO2, where its amount exponentially grows. Thus it has a negative effect on the development of the climate, even though there are greatly varying viewpoints in this respect.

Does it follow then, that no greenhouse gases (CO2) result from the combustion of biomass?

For certain, it was through the decomposition of plants that coal, oil and natural gas emerged. The essential difference consists in the fact that plants are a renewable source of energy, for which CO2 is the necessary prerequisite of their growth. It has been proved that the combustion of biomass generates approximately as much CO2 as the plant consumes as it grows. A cycle develops where we speak of CO2-neutral combustion. The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere does not increase and moreover, almost no emissions of SO2 are released into the air.

And combustion of biomass may lead us to more interesting results. It can help us in reducing our energy dependence upon the supply of fossil fuels, in particular natural gas.

More than ten years’ experience however have shown that as a result of the installation of our facilities, a number of clients have become fully independent in the field of heat energy. That primarily applies to small- and large-sized wood processing companies, agricultural farms, etc.

But even a small reduction of energy may be rather interesting for a number of clients, especially where the commissioning of their biomass boiler facility supports a region’s or town’s economic activity.

The conditioning of fuel to be used in a boiler facility can help farmers decide about the crop they are going to grow, and assists municipal authorities in generating jobs, to name but two advantages.