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HoSt and BGI announce strategic multi-fuel boiler partnership for the UK

Netherlands-based biomass combustion specialists HoSt and Bio Global Industries Ltd (BGI), a UK-based biomass boiler distributor and fuel supplier have entered into a strategic partnership agreement to jointly offer biomass and waste-fired boilers in the UK. The partnership will develop an ‘intelligent waste strategy’ to support the UK.
"This Partnership will result in guaranteed emissions with fully compliant technology tailored for the UK market," says Matthew Hunt, Managing Director, BGI.

HoSt and Bio Global Industries Ltd (BGI) have entered into a strategic partnership agreement to jointly offer biomass and waste-fired boilers in the UK (photo courtesy HoSt).

According to a statement, this collaboration comes at a time when the UK has seen waste wood reclassification, increasing volumes of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and recycling targets reaching no more than 44 percent. HoSt and BGI together will develop an ‘intelligent waste strategy’ to support the UK in achieving a minimum of 50 percent EU recycling target by 2020.

BGI uses a “market leading” approach to the legal use of waste as fuel and permitting requirements, which allows it to provide the waste sector with a complete and advanced solution. The partnership with HoSt results in a fully Waste Incineration Directive/Industrial Emissions Directive (WID/IED) compliant technology tailored for the UK market.

A great understanding of Environment Agency Legislation allows BGI to provide accurate and speedy advice to customers who are looking to enter this market. Being adept in permitting requirements BGI can assist in compliance, sampling and analytical services. The advanced HoSt combustion technology is highly flexible in applicable fuels and the high electrical efficiency obtained by the high-pressure water tube steam boiler can give 20-30 percent higher net electricity yield than comparable installations based on Organic Ranking Cycle (ORC). Altogether, this partnership results in the most optimal and ‘intelligent’ IED/WID boiler, said Matthew Hunt, Managing Director, BGI Ltd.

HoSt have more than 25 years’ experience in design, construction and installation of biomass-fired combined heat and power (CHP) boilers and biogas plants with expertise focused on the technological development of the processing of biomass streams and the supply of systems for renewable energy from biomass and RDF.

On CHP boilers, 3 – 25 MWth, the combustion technology is highly flexible in applicable fuels. The high electrical efficiency obtained by a high-pressure water tube steam boiler can give 20 -30 percent higher net electricity yield than comparable installations based on organic rankine cycle (ORC).

HoSt have already realised multiple biomass-fired combined heat and power plants across Europe and, with BGI, plan to do the same in the UK. BGI had the honour of working alongside EuroBiomass, developing technologies for 18 months prior to their acquisition by HoSt, thus creating the perfect partnership, said Hunt.

The fuel flexibility enables the technology to burn fuel with moisture contents of 10 to 55 percent, as well as fuels with a low ash melting point. HoSt also has extensive experience with flue gas cleaning systems post ‘waste-fired installation’.

Renewable energy does not need to be driven by tariffs with the rising cost of waste disposal Grade C waste-wood and RDF at £80-£90 per tonne. An IED compliant system can utilise these materials to generate clean electricity efficiently, consuming up to 7 tonnes an hour. This Partnership will result in guaranteed emissions with fully compliant technology tailored for the UK market, making it the perfect IED/WID boiler, ended Matthew Hunt.

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