International bioenergy system supplier HoSt has announced that following a decade of research it has succeeded in developing “the cleanest” bioenergy plant, utilising innovative NO-NOx thermal energy conversion technology on residual wood and waste streams.
Independent measurements show that the energy being produced from prunings and residual waste wood has a NOx emission reduction of >99%. This is achieved by combining the NO-NOx technology with ultra LOW-NOx innovative combustion technology, precise combustion temperature control and highly automated control. In addition, the capture of CO2 from flue gases can be used in greenhouses for crop growth, for sales or for storage in liquid or gaseous form.
Wouter Kok from HoSt, an expert in the field of thermal conversion technology and responsible for the sales of the innovative bioenergy plant, explains:
“It is not the application of only a bag house filter that makes the plant exceptional. HoSt goes far beyond that. We achieve these lowest emissions through innovation in combustion technology and our innovative furnace, which creates a perfect mixing of flue gases with combustion air and a very high efficiency.
“Thanks to the clever configuration of the combustion zones on the grate, the three-stage combustion in the furnace in combination with flue gas recirculation, high peak temperatures are avoided, and the formation of the amount of NOx is strongly reduced compared to conventional combustion furnace designs.
“The addition of the HoSt NO-NOx technology minimizes it even more. A very effective combination method that makes our bioenergy plant Andijk and every following high-tech HoSt plant with this NO-NOx technology unique”.
For more information on Host and its technology, please visit the company’s website.