Buy, blend, burn.

As more biofuel is used for heating our homes and generating electricity, there’s an increased demand to find the actual properties of the fuel. In particular, what is the fuel’s true energy content (i.e. what is is worth?) and what are its physical properties as they pertain to the incineration process. With our new BioFuel Analyzer it’s possible to do just that, quickly and easily.

Get a correct fuel valuation

Both buyers and sellers of biofuel need to know the true energy content of the fuel they’re handling. Today this is approximated using lengthy tests and reference models, but now it can be easily assessed in under 2 minutes.

Mix fuel for optimum performance

Most wood-based biofuels vary greatly in terms of moisture content, something that can directly impact the efficiency of the incineration process. Analysing the amount of water in the fuel allows you to mix fuels for optimum incinerator performance.

Avoid high levels of ash

The amount of inert materia in the fuel has a direct effect on the incinerators performance. Too much unwanted ash could lead to incinerator clogging and expensive ash management.

Meet the new BioFuel Analyzer

The new BioFuel Analyzer uses improved X-ray-based qDXA technology to quickly analyse a sample of wood-based biofuel. With a quick cycle time of around 120 seconds it will tell you the sample’s energy, moisture, and ash content. This information will allow you to assess the biofuel’s value and how it should be managed (stored, used, mixed).

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Fun and easy to use

The BioFuel Analyzer is incredible easy to use; load a sample container into the machine, press an icon on the touch screen and wait for approximately 2 minutes.

The result will include the sample’s:

  • energy content (MJ/kg)
  • moisture content (%)
  • ash content (%)

If you use the optional RFID-tagging feature, the machine will automatically store the information in your ERP system.

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A safer, more transparent biofuel market

The BioFuel Analyzer is set to radically improve the wood-based biofuel market. The high variation of biofuel quality, coupled with less-than-perfect quality certification systems, makes it a tough market for both sellers and buyers. Unlike strictly regulated fossil fuels, biofuels are more difficult to quantify and they also suffer from higher variations over shorter periods of time.

Technology like the BioFuel Analyzer can now help all participants, in the biofuel value chain, make better, more informed decisions. The increased knowledge of the fuel’s actual energy content will help with valuation, and knowledge about moisture and ash content will improve power plant performance.

Benefits for buyers

If you are a buyer of biofuel there are several advantages to gaining more in-depth knowledge of what you’re buying through a BioFuel Analyzer.

Benefits for sellers

Sellers of wood-based biofuels will also benefit from knowing more about their product.

Verify fuel quality. Quickly check your fuel shipment to make sure that you’re getting the fuel your paying for. It will also help you reject fuel with sub-par quality.

Maximise use of cheaper fuel. Buying cheaper fuel can be tricky since you may not know exactly what you’re getting. However, with the BioFuel Analyzer you can blend your fuels with confidence and stay within you incinerator’s safety margins.

Optimise blending. With the BioFuel Analyzer you can optimise your fuel blending processes to make sure that you always take advantage of the best possible mix.

Avoid high ash concentrations. High levels of ash can lead to many unwanted effects, including incinerator clogging and standstills. The BioFuel Analyzer will help you avoid this by letting you know the exact ash content of your fuel.

Track supplier performance. Consistent data gathering of fuel quality data will help you track your suppliers’ performance and quality of service.

Correct payment. By analysing the quality of the fuel you sell, you can make sure that you receive the correct payment for the quality you deliver.

Customer service. With increased fuel quality information, you can improve your service to your customers. Better fuel information leads to happier customers.

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Maximise profits buy buying the cheapest fuel

The cheapest biofuel is usually the fuel with the lowest energy content. It is often desirable to maximise the usage of this fuel. However, the quality of the fuel varies so there is a need to blend with safety margins if you don’t know the exact properties of the fuel. The recipe can be altered to create a blend where the use of the cheapest fuel is maximised.

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Do you need more information?

Contact Sales Manager Karl Wejke on karl.wejke@mantex.se
or tel:+46 72-857 32 48.