BtL burners for using biomass as a sustainable alternative
The use of BtL fuels is an important development on the energy market. BtL fuels can be produced from plant waste such as straw and wood or from energy plants such as maize and oilseed rape. Benninghoven also offers an innovative solution for using biomass as a fuel:
the EVO JET BtL burner. Just like wood dust, BtL fuels are carbon neutral. And like all EVO JET models, Benninghoven BtL burners can also be run with other fuels such as oil, coal dust and gas. This means that the new Benninghoven burners give plant owners the option of still using fossil fuels today, but then changing to renewable fuels when the time comes – a future-proof investment.
Benninghoven develops zero emissions technologies
Benninghoven tackled the medium-term and long-term challenges in the asphalt industry early on, focusing on developing appropriate solutions. “One question stands out: Is hydrogen, which burns with zero emissions, the fuel of the future? When it comes to fuels, the main issues are availability and direct energy savings. In the short term, we offer solutions for gas as well as the wood dust burner and BtL burner, which can already save large amounts of CO2 and other emissions,” explains Steven Mac Nelly, Head of Development & Engineering at Benninghoven.
Benninghoven follows a clearly defined process for new developments and enhancements. That also applies to the burner technology, which is one of the company’s core strengths. The development team has access to a state-of-the-art infrastructure, from modern simulation programs to a burner test rig.
The development of sustainable fuels is an essential building block, allowing the asphalt mixing plant specialist to offer solutions for sustainable, clean and efficient asphalt production. This also includes the Benninghoven hot-gas generator and REVOC system, which allow for a high content of recycled material and low emissions.