ENERGY SOURCES

Biomass

Biomass, used for energy production purposes, has turned out to be one of the most efficient, a clean and sustainable sources to cover the energy needs across the world. As an energy source, biomass can either be used directly via combustion to produce heat and electricity or indirectly after converting it to various forms of biofuel. It is an inexhaustible renewable source - it has, a very low impact on the environment and the energy production with biomass is highly cost-effective. Currently, using suitable boilers and equipment, biomass, is capable of replacing any conventional thermal application powered by non-renewable sources.

What is considered biomass?

Biomass includes all the organic material originating from plants and animals. For energy production we mostly use wood industry residues and agricultural residues. Most of the resources derive from local industries, therefore fomenting local development and a sustainable economy.

Waste to Energy (WtE)

Waste-to-energy (WtE) or energy-from-waste (EfW) is the process of generating electricity and/or heat from the primary treatment of waste, or the processing of waste into a fuel source - such as methane, methanol, ethanol or synthetic fuels. In order to produce energy from waste, we use are high-efficient technologies, designed in such a way to obtain the maximum amount of clean energy from waste and consume less energy in the process. As a result, every day waste can be converted into an eco-friendly energy source and used to power local communities.

 

The environmental and economic benefits of WtE

* Reduction of landfilled waste

* 100% disposal of local sewage sludge (40% ash residual)

* Waste from local population given back as electricity/heat

* Minimised waste transport and additional environmental pollution

* Net fossil fuel savings (heating): ~4.000.000 Sm3 natural gas/year

* Reduction of greenhouse gases

* Optimal utilization of heat and electricity