Biomass Handling

Defining Industrial Requirements for Biomass Handling & Conveying

The biomass industry is growing rapidly as power generators respond to government-subsidised schemes to reduce the UK's carbon footprint. Biomass feedstocks range from wood chips and wood pellets to industrial waste from, for example, the paper and pulp, sewage handling and oilseed processing industries. This creates diverse requirements for biomass handing systems and conveyors.

Designs are shaped by the need to handle materials that have:

  • Poorly defined flow characteristics
  • A high degree of variability. Composition and moisture content are often ill-defined and microbial degradation can significantly impact behaviour

Consistent and reliable flow is essential, especially in the power generation industries, despite the variability of the feed.

Biomass Handling