Biomass Fuel

We recommend the use of top quality, purposely manufactured wood chip in your biomass boilers and CHP plants to ensure maximum efficiency and optimum performance. Our sister company, Biomass Cymru, produce a very high quality wood chip fuel.

The wood chip for biomass boiler fuel is manufactured from virgin material, grown in Wales and the borders. The drying of the wood chip is done using Woodtek dryers, at the main production facility or in one of Biomass Cymrus drying contractors.

All the fines are removed from our biomass boiler chip to manufacture the wood chip for CHP plants. 

The main production facility is near Welshpool, Powys,  and there are a number of additonal drying facilities located within Wales and the borders.

Wood Chip

A large static, electric disc chipper is used to produce the wood chip at the Welshpool production facility. A disc chipper was chosen due to its lower power consumption, and its ability to produce a very consistent chip. The wood chip produced has less fines and a lower dust content than that produced by drum chippers and the amount of oversized pieces are minimised.

After the wood chip has been chipped, it is delivered to a large vibrating screen to further eliminate oversize and fines, along with grit and soil. This reduces the amount of ash and clinker which occurs within biomass boilers, ensuring the boiler is more efficient and reliable. A fan has been introduced in addition to the vibrating screen to remove all fines, which resuls in the production of a top quality wood chip for use in CHP plants.

 

 

Drying

All of the wood chip is processed through a fleet of our Woodtek Eco Dryers, which reduce the moisture content of the chip down to 20-25%, perfect for reliable and efficient boiler operation. 

Biomass Cymru has a number of external drying contractors, all with Woodtek Eco Dryers, which ensures a large drying capacity. They can therefore respond immediately to peaks in demand, and they can produce dry chip regardless of the weather.