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Posted byDenis Herail [2006-02-28 00:00:00]

INERCO has developed an innovating solution to produce heat from the pruning waste.

The company Ingeneria Energetica y de contaminacion (INERCO) is developing a project based on the gasification using the pruning waste has fuel.
This initiative is the first one of this type at the industrial scale in Andalusia. It will need the development of a device creating heat thanks to biomass, using the branches and leafs as fuel. This innovation called gasification of boiling fluid uses a solid ecological fuel and produces the gas that feeds heater producing 2 tones of hot water at 120. C. Quite economic for the company, it will save part of the oil currently used which is more expensive and polluting. Working 7500 hours by ear, we will be able to produce the equivalent to the consumption of more than 620 homes on one year. The gasification will allow the future implementation on small centrals, decomposing the biomass to create the thermic or electric energy;

For more information, contacts:
INERCO, Sevilla, Espana - tel : +34 954 46 81 00, fax : +34 954 46 13 29 -

Source: French embassy