Energy from Biomass

High efficient recovery with bicarbonate process

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Where biomass is to be combusted, the SOLVAir® bicarbonate solution perfectly meets the emission control requirements with limited investment.

Depending on the local legislations, biomass includes construction/demolition wood waste, wood pallets, bark, tree trimmings, paper and lumber mills wastes, agricultural crop waste, animal factory waste etc. 

Environmental concerns have generated the need for alternative power generation sources (production of “green electricity” and heat).
The energy recovery activities that every European country is promoting have led them to view biomass as an important reference for developing renewable resources and for limiting the greenhouse effect of carbonic gas emissions. 

Several countries use green certificates as a mean to support a green electricity generation (Italy, Benelux, UK, Sweden etc.). Green certificates represent the environmental value of renewable energy generated. 

In general, generated flue gases are acidic and must be controlled and treated to reduce corrosion and comply with environmental regulations.


The SOLVAir® Solution: dry sorbent injection of sodium bicarbonate for flue gas cleaning

In energy-from-biomass plants, the SOLVAir® bicarbonate solution effectively control pollutants as HCl, SO2, SO3, HF, while respecting European or local standards. Its simplicity also allows it to be adapted to small units, and requires little capital expenditure.