Biomass

Biomass is a vegetable fuel that generally comes from waste, be it forestry, agricultural or industrial. Through Rank® equipment, renewable electricity can be generated from the heat produced in a boiler that uses biomass as fuel.

Types of fuel for biomass

Firewood

It is the simplest form of biomass, being its use infrequent, mainly in small boilers and with low level of automation.

Sliver

These are small pieces of wood, with good value for money, but whose quality will depend on the raw material and chipping technology.

Pellets

They are small cylinders from the compaction of sawdust and dry and milled shavings, with a high calorific value and low ash production.

Briquettes

Large cylinders, which despite being more expensive than firewood, have higher calorific power and lower ash production than this one.

Olive bone

It can be used as fuel after a drying process and, sometimes, of crushing, highlighting its high calorific value and good price.

Almond shell

In the same way as olive stone, this agricultural residue can be used as fuel after the proper drying process.

Heat sources

Waste
Heat

Engines

Biomass

Solar

Waste

Geothermal

Useful heat

Cold

Heating

Industrial
Processes

Drying