The demand for energy is constantly increasing and with it the need to find sustainable solutions.
Drying biomass for energy with our superheated steam dryer takes your sustainability work even further.
Biomass drying technology
The demand for energy is constantly growing, and with that the need to find sustainable solutions. One of these solutions is bioenergy produced from biomass or biofuels. Biomass is renewable organic material derived from plants or animals and can be used as fuel directly or turned into liquid or gas, also known as biofuel.
There are several renewable biomass resources that is used to produce energy either as is or converted into another form of fuel, like pellets. The most commonly used feedstocks are wood and wood processing residues, forestry residues, energy crops, agricultural crop residues, algae, municipal waste, and wet waste (crop wastes, forest residues, purpose-grown grasses, woody energy crops, algae, industrial wastes, sorted municipal solid waste [MSW], urban wood waste, and food waste).
Biomass needs to be processed and dried to 85-95% dry solids in a dryer before feeding to pyrolysis, gasifier or torrefaction plants.
Exergy technologies for drying biomass
Swedish Exergy has been designing and delivering dryers since the late 80s and have delivered the worlds largest biomass dryer. We have delivered dryers for various types of industries. Our dryers are built to last compared to other technologies. What makes our biomass dryer unique is the energy that we give back.
Drying is a costly and energy demanding stage in pellets production. With Exergy Superheated Steam Dryer the water that is removed from the wet product is turned into steam thus allowing 80% of the energy input to be recycled. The raw material is also conditioned in the drying process increasing output and quality from pellet mills.
Adding value to the end product.
Drying biomass with superheated steam and our Exergy PSSD® will not only provide for a carbon neutral footprint but will enhance the end product and give you:
- Steam conditioning
- High durability pellets
- Precise and uniform moisture
- Open fiber structure
- Improved combustion properties
- The lowest total life cycle cost
- Low net energy consumption
- No risk for fire or explosion
- No air emissions – reducing carboon footprint even further