Biomass to Energy
For over thirty years, Valmet has been supplying the energy industry around the world with solutions for high-efficiency power production based on various kinds of biofuels. Today, many of the world’s largest biomass power plants run with Valmet’s technology. Our technological expertise covers fuel processing at a boiler plant from fuel receiving, handling and drying, to feeding fuel to the boiler.
We have a wide range of solutions for converting biomass to energy. Biomass, alone or together with other fuels, can be combusted in our fluidized bed boilers. One of our newest solutions is biomass gasification, which enables fossil fuel replacement with biomass on a large scale, increasing fuel flexibility and reducing CO2 emissions economically.
For sustainable power generation and combined heat and power (CHP) generation, we provide modular power plants that enable flexible utilization of local renewables.
Valmet is specialized in the automation of fluidized bed boilers in greenfield and retrofit projects. In addition to combustion control and optimization solutions, the Valmet DNA system includes versatile performance monitoring applications for the fluidized bed boiler, a fuel management system for solid fuel received, condition monitoring and other DCS features designed for power plant automation.
Valmet DNA automation solutions support a power plant’s sustainability. Additionally, Valmet’s automation serves well in the gasification process, which is a rapidly developing combination of technologies and services for effectively converting biomass, recycled materials and waste into a usable form of energy. Valmet’s proven automation is also used in pyrolysis and geothermal processes.
Here are examples of fuels you can utilize with our solutions:
Customer success stories
Inauguration of the biomass power plant in Zwickau
The almost year-round, weather-independent, 24/7 product of renewable energy with Valmet's technology in Zwickau, Germany.
Valmet’s technology helps to reduce emissions in UK
Valmet handed over a new biomass boiler plant and flue gas treatment for RWE Innogy UK’s Markinch combined heat and power plant (CHP). The new plant helps Tullis Russell paper mill reduce its fossil fuel emissions and significantly contributes to Scotland’s ambitious renewable energy targets.
More energy from the existing equipment
A fifteen percent capacity increase and more operating hours with only minor investments – this is the achievement of the energy company Mölndal Energi in Sweden. The company has greatly improved the production in their new biomass-fired boiler since it was supplied by Valmet in 2009.
Fuel conversion for power boilers: Vaskiluodon Voima Oy, Vaasa, Finland
The CFB gasifier for Vaskiluodon Voima Oy was built in response to the critical need to reduce the environmental load of traditional coal-fired power plant.