Thursday, 25 April 2013

Pellet wood instead of coal

An innovative wood pellet to replace coal, PELLET BLACK.

Larry Weick vice president of Zilkha Biomass Energy has just introduced an interesting product called Zilkha Black ® Pellet. It is a pellet designed for co-combustion processes, and which by its nature can easily replace coal-derived oil and injection processes in boiler.

It has many advantages: it is waterproof, keeping its structure up even if it rains, you can grind on equipment similar to that existing coal plants, have higher energy content than white pellets stacked higher density as shown in the table below. It is also more resistant to abrasion so that the dust generated is minimized and therefore the risk of auto-ignition and explosion also.

The company has a patent on the manufacturing process and ensures that conventional pellet plants can be adapted relatively easily. The idea is to trade the rights shuffled license the manufacturing process.

The company is making a bold, confident that with this product may replace large quantities of coal. They are aware of the health risks and harmful emissions associated with electricity generation from coal, and therefore propose to integrate pelletsen black coal plants and help to CREATE a profile cleaner emissions.

I have a first pilot plant in Crockett, Texas. The plant has a production capacity of 40,000 metric tons of pellets per year and started production in October 2010.

Zilkha's intention is to increase production in the coming years, with a horizon of production of 4 million tons in 2015.

Currently already being tested on a commercial scale in co-combustion plants worldwide.