INTRO


Today, in energy plants, fuel flexibility is desirable but still risky. Unconventional fuels can cause ash slagging, fouling and corrosion. Pilot testing is costly and time consuming. BIOFACT is the new accurate, user-friendly, fast and cost-effective tool to predict ash related issues for biomass and waste combustion and gasification for flexible operation.

 

 

Screen and characterize variable fuels such as agro-residues and bio-wastes
Sample specific prediction of ash related issues and mitigation measures
Risk management of slagging, agglomeration, PM1, fouling, corrosion and erosion
 Maximum output with lower quality fuels, while maintaining the reliability
 Operate more efficiently with challenging fuels in multi-fuels plants
Go beyond elemental analyses, improving fuel awareness and communication
 Visualize fuel data for any user group, from operators to the CEO, at any location

 

 

 

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HOW IT WORKS


  1. Contact us sending the fuel composition 
  2. Get your technical study, sample specific

 DASHBOARD (in 24h): one pager, quick, sample specific quantitative prediction of ash issues in boilers and boiler selector matrix
 REPORT: detailed simulations to predict fuel behavior and boiler design advice to mitigate ash issues (fuel design, temperatures, air splits, FGR, bed, additives, materials, etc.)

 

 

Download now a BIOFACT Dashboard

 

 

 

ABOUT US


We are an engineering team with a proven expertise in biomass and waste combustion, specifically in fuel related phenomena including ash slagging, agglomeration, fouling and corrosion (>8 years in R&D initiated at the Université catholique de Louvain and the CEA). We have studied >200 biomass and waste fuel samples. No fuel is ever the same because ash composition depends on: fuel species, part of the plant, soil, fertilization, climate, age, harvesting, waste sorting and components, extraneous contaminants. The tool is exploited with independent consulting mandate. We protect privacy of Customer’s information.

 

 

 

THEY TRUST US


“Burning biomass, especially agro-biomass, offers a great potential, but it comes along with challenges such as slagging and corrosion. BIOFACT allows to anticipate the combustion behaviour of any biomass, giving precious information to any boilers operators and manufacturers”  •  Bioenergy Europe 

BIOFACT gives a double check on fuel properties for internal use, but graphical presentation also help to explain to customers in an easy and comprehensive way what are the risks of different fuels”  •  Vyncke

BIOFACT is a useful tool when evaluating a fuel change or investigating a particular fuel related problem e.g. corrosion, emissions, deposits, etc.”  •  Jansen Boilers

BIOFACT can help us to select or give ideas for the proper grate / combustion system without making real tests ” •  Akkaya Boilers 

BIOFACT is of great help for us in order to establish beforehand the characteristics of a fuel and therefore better prepare our systems ” •  Biomass Waste BaW Energy

 

 

 

RECENT PROJECTS


 Combustion study for wood waste
Combustion study for driftwood, raw vs. rain leached
 Combustion study for baltic wood mixtures
 Study to identify factors impacting the biomass inorganic fraction variability
 Combustion study for different RDF samples
 Combustion study comparing mediterranean shrubs with pine pellets
 Combustion study for lignin rich, biorefinery waste residues
 Combustion study for sugarcane industry residues
Combustion study for SRF char
Combustion study for river maintenance wood
Combustion study for palm oil processing residues
Combustion feasibility study for flint corn
Combustion study for beer industry waste
 Combustion study study for high-P pellets
 Combustion study for wine industry residues: chips and pellets
Combustion study for spent coffee grounds
Combustion study for different samples of corn cobs and coffee grounds
Combustion study for olive residues biomass
 Project: torrefaction of biomass: does it reduce the risks of fuel ash slagging, fouling and corrosion in combustion?
Combustion study for king grass – sawdust blends
A thermochemical approach based on phase diagrams to characterize biomass ash and select the optimal thermal conversion technology
Combustion feasibility study for available non-conventional solid biomass fuels
Assessment of ash agglomeration and fouling in combustion by theoretical and experimental biomass fuels characterization
Ash characterization of four residual wood fuels in a 100 kWth circulating fluidized bed reactor including the use of kaolin and halloysite additives
 Combustion study for different fractions of RDF
Gasification feasibility study for bamboo biomass
Advanced characterization of available not conventional Mediterranean biomass solid fuels for ash related issues in thermal processes
Fouling propensity of high-phosphorus solid fuels: Predictive criteria and ash deposits characterisation of sunflower hulls with P/Ca additives in a drop tube furnace
A thermochemical approach based on phase diagrams to characterize biomass ash and select the optimal thermal conversion technology
Ash characterization of four residual wood fuels in a 100kWth circulating fluidized bed reactor including the use of kaolin and halloysite additives
Characterization of sunflower husks fouling in a Drop Tube Furnace: comparison of deposits with H3PO4, CaCO3 and Al2Si2O5(OH)4 additives
Development of a tool to predict biomass fuels agglomeration and slagging propensity in combustion applications

 

 

 

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EMAIL: defusco.biofact@gmail.com

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