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A major project to convert three of Drax’s six generating units to burn biomass required investment of around £700m in vast new biomass receipt, storage and handling facilities and in modifications to the three generating units.
02 Ferrybridge Power Station
Keen to increase the proportion of biomass used in its boilers at Ferrybridge Power Station, Scottish and Southern Energy wanted to introduce state-of-the-art burners and automated handling systems to store and convey wood pellets around the plant.
03 Dalkia Utilities
Diageo's distillery at Cameronbridge is the largest in Scotland – and with the commissioning of their new bio-energy facility, they believe it will also be one of the most environmentally sustainable in the world.
04 Scottish & Newcastle
Scottish & Newcastle’s breweries in Manchester and Tadcaster required material handling systems for new biomass boiler installations at each site
The Drax biomass conversion project is complex; it’s not simply a matter of swapping one fuel for another. Selecting the right partners for the job was critical
|Wood pellets||Dried sewerage||SRF wood chip||Meat and bone meal||Draff|
|Chopped straw||Wood dust||Charcoal||Biosolids||Chaff|
In the fast-moving energy sector, material handling requirements are constantly changing, with new biofuels coming onto the market and energy generators adapting to more sustainable technologies. By providing a complete turn-key solution to the energy and waste to energy industry, Portasilo takes care of everything from system design and manufacturing to installation, commissioning and on-going servicing. Our installation teams are experienced in setting up complete bulk-handling systems while causing minimal disruption to busy operational plants. Off-site manufacturing of the silos and handling systems means that on-site build times are drastically reduced, enabling you to continue with business as usual.
The advanced system devised by Portasilo fulfils our requirements and is currently delivering increased volumes of biomass into our new burners
Wood pellets - Biomass Conversion
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