Biomass

Lignocellulosic BiomassThe term Biomass refers to any biological material derived from living or recently living organisms. It most often refers to plants or plant-derived materials which are specifically called lignocellulosic biomass.

As an energy source the biomass is a very interesting alternative to fossil fuels (natural gas, fuel, oil ...) since it is a renewable fuel, manageable, cheap, autochthonous and environmental friendly. It is also possible to use biomass as fuel of a CHP Plant. 

Lignocellulosic biomass such as wood chips, pruning waste, almonds shells, olive pits… can be burnt directly in a boiler in order to transform the thermal energy into electricity. It is also possible to convert lignocellulosic biomass to biofuel using chemical methods. 

Lignocellulosic Biomass Lignocellulosic Biomass

Non-lignocellulosic biomass such as vegetable wastes, vinasse, cattle manure, abattoir waste… cannot be easily burnt directly, but it can be converted to biogas by using biochemical methods.

Non Lignocellulosic Biomass Non Lignocellulosic Biomass

Biomass Heat Generation Plant Biomass Heat Generation Plant Big scale - Rankine Cycle (water) Big scale - Rankine Cycle (water) Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Diagram Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Diagram

 

Small scale plant – Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Small scale plant – Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Small scale plant – CHP plant based on ORC Small scale plant – CHP plant based on ORC Biomass Gasification Plant Syngas Biomass Gasification plant - Syngas CHP plant based on syngas engines CHP plant based on syngas engines