Biomass to Energy

As part of the global strategy on the use of Renewable Energy, Biomass provides an ever increasing role in the generation of power, through the incineration of plant matter (typically waste wood, wood chips, dead trees etc.) to produce electricity and/or heat. These fuels are incinerated to provide the necessary heat to operate steam turbines or gasification plants, which in turn produce electricity to power stand alone industrial processes, or to be fed back into the national grid.

During the incineration process, ash residue and greenhouse gases are generated within the waste gas, for which emissions to atmosphere must be reduced to below legal air quality standards. All incineration processes in the EU must conform to the Waste Incineration Directive (WID) which details very stringent limits for emissions of particulates, dioxins, acid gases and heavy metals. In the UK this is regulated by the Environment Agency.

Lührfilter provides the Air Pollution Control Technology, to reduce emissions limits excessively below those set within WID. Through our custom designed dry sorption processes, using a range of additives (such as Activated Carbon, Ca(OH)2, CaCO3, Na2CO3, NaHCO3etc.) and specialised gas conditioning equipment, we reduce waste gas temperatures to the ideal levels for chemical reaction with adsorption reagents. Patented equipment such as the Lühr Conditioning Rotor, ensure ideal reaction conditions with the additives. Additionally the Lühr KUV additive recirculation system ensures fully efficient use of additive material, vastly reducing plant operating costs.The specialised range of Lühr Flat Bag Filters ensures the collection of ash residue and spent additive, prior to the treated gases being released to atmosphere.

Lührfilter has accumulated a wealth of experience on many successful plant installations within the Biomass Industry across the UK, Europe and the United States.