BIOMASS BOILER USES A COMBINATION OF WOOD WASTE AND TIRE-DERIVED FUEL
In 2011, the energy consumed by food and beverage manufacturing was ~1.3 quad, of which 42% was used for process heating. Over 67% of that energy was lost in waste streams. The food processing industry alone uses >10,000 boilers for heating and power; more than 70% consume natural gas or 237 trillion Btu annually. Economic and environmental concerns are prompting manufacturers—including food producers—to develop energy-saving technologies and increase their use of renewable fuels-biomass fuels. These new technologies should enable utilization of opportunity fuels and nontraditional feed stocks in industrial processes, as well as enable the use of combined heat and power in underutilized applications.
There are many food factories have installed biomass boiler for there food processing. These biomass boiler system using a combination of wood waste and tire-derived fuel waste. These materials release the same amount of CO2 into the atmosphere whether they are burned to produce steam or degrade naturally over time in a landfill.
The biomass boiler has offset a significant percentage of the natural gas consumption used for steam generation. Many factories have been focused on reducing their natural gas consumption and carbon emissions from their manufacturing plants. This energy-saving technology—which was part of a larger sustainability strategy that included green redesign, water reduction, and improved waste management—helped the facility become just the second food production site nationally. The biomass boiler facility has been recognized as a model throughout the food processing industry by companies looking to cost effectively use biomass boilers to decrease their natural gas consumption, as well as by companies looking to adopt overall sustainability practices.