What is biomass;
Biomass is an important and environmentally friendly energy source that can greatly contribute to energy sufficiency as an alternative to fossil fuels.
Biomass is defined as a material of biological (organic) origin.
It practically includes any material that comes directly or indirectly from the plant
Specifically, by the term biomass we mean:
- Plant based materials that come either from nature or from energy crops
- The residues and by-products of plant and animal production, such as e.g. prunings,
olive kernels, pits, etc.
- The by-products from the processing of these materials, such as e.g.
wood shavings, residues from cotton ginning, etc.
- Municipal waste and residues of the food industry, agricultural
industry and municipal waste.
Viopar uses the following types of Biomass
- Olive Residue
- Cotton residue
- Sunflower Pellet
- Waste wood
The biomass used at VIOPAR ENERGY must meet specific quality characteristics :
Gross Calorific Value
Not under 13Mj/kg
400 - 750 kg/m3
- Distribution of fine-grated material (1 mm - 2,5 mm): max 40% - Maximum material size not bigger than 50mm