SIDA DemoEast programme in Estonia. Supply, delivery and installation of wood pellet burning equipment

Type: GoodPractice

Elmu Potter, Regional Energy Centres in Estonia

Presentation at: managEnergy Workshop on Biomass utilisation at local and regional level
4-5 February 2003, Bratislava, Slovakia

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Summary

DemoEast programme is a part of Baltic Billion Fund 2 with the overall aim to stimulate the development of industry and trade in the Baltic Sea region from a Swedish perspective. The DemoEast programme objective in Estonia was to promote the pellets firing technology, equipment and to inform future clients about the projects economical and technological outcomes.

At Rakvere, Leie and Kiltsi light oil fired boilers have been converted to wood pellets burning. The supplier of the respectively 250, 150 and 200 kW pellet burners was NE Naturenergi AB. The projects included installation of pellet burner, silo, pellet transport system and automatic control system. The converted boilers were started in December 2001.

Results

At Rakvere, Leie and Kiltsi the light oil fired boilers have been converted to wood pellets burning. The supplier of the respectively 250; 150 and 200 kW pellet burners was NE Naturenergi AB. The projects included installation of pellet burner, silo, pellet transport system and automatic control system. The converted boilers have been started up in December 2001.

The total delivery programme has consisted of pellet firing equipment. It has included among other things pellet burners integrated for installation into existing boilers, pellets feeding systems, silos for pellets, ash removers, flue gas cleaners, control equipments and start up trainings.

The reductions of climate and environmental affecting emissions are estimated at:

  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) - 441 tons/year
  • Sulphur dioxide (SO2) - 1.2 tons/year

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