In the Stavropol region started the production of boilers using alternative biofuel — pellets, RIA Novosti reported.
As the Deputy Minister of Industry, Energy and Transport of Stavropol Igor Demchak, in the province, a new type of devices for space heating — pellet boilers that run on alternative bio fuel — pellets. It fuel pellets, compacted under pressure, dust and other residues from the woodworking industry. While the pellets are purchased from another site, currently under negotiation on the implementation of the investment project for the construction of two plants producing pellets. This is a relatively new type of heating system, which is economical, compared with coal.
In particular, the pellets are biofuels with high calorific characteristics. They are easy to transport and store due to the compressed structure. Bottom ash is only 0.5% of the volume of combusted and can be used as fertilizer. Pellet boilers come in different types, but they all have a high level of automation, and the general principles of operation are automatic fuel feed from the hopper as needed and maintain the desired temperature. Power of domestic boilers ranging from 15 to 100 kW, industry — up to 1.2 thousand kW. Pellet boilers are high efficiency — 85-95%.
In addition, I. Demchk added that at this point in the region of about 70 settlements have no gas, and there is often no economic advantage to pull the pipe to the farm, which consists of several yards. In this regard, alternative and become boilers biofuel.