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Biomass Conversion

A sustainable alternative to fossil fuels


Biomass is regarded a carbon-neutral, renewable and often abundant energy source, and as such it can be a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. There is a strong political desire to implement renewable energy and especially local supply of it in many countries. This has led to economic incentives for conversion to biomass-based energy generation.

Furthermore, the emission of e.g. SO2 and NOx are lower for biomass than for most fossil fuels. Therefore a biomass conversion of a fossil fired boiler can reduce or even eliminate the cost of complying with current and future legislation.

An additional advantage is that a biomass conversion can allow for older units to operate for an extended period under conditions that are both profitable and environmentally sound.

Existing coal, HFO and gas boilers can be converted to biomass firing, typically based on biomass pellets, wood chips or agro residues. This requires an upgrade of the fuel supply and preparation system as well as an evaluation of the boiler suitability and any necessary modifications of it. In most cases current fuels can be maintained along with the biomass increasing the boilers fuel flexibility.


Biomass Conversion





BWE Boilers




Biomass conversion




Biomass conversions



World leader in steam power technology

Burmeister & Wain Energy A/S specializes in the development and design of advanced steam boiler plants, for utility and biomass fired powerstations.

Furthermore, BWE designs a wide range of auxiliary powerstation equipment, such as the BWE Low-NOx coal/oil/N-gas/biomass burners, Air Preheaters and Gas-Gas Heaters.

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