The Cheapest Heating for Farmers: Miscanthus Boilers

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Alfagy is pleased to announce the launch of its new miscanthus fed biomass boiler that suit rural businesses and housing.

Miscanthus giganteus - also elephant or switch grass - is considered a marginal land product in farming as the plant can grow on land deemed unproductive for food production.  As an energy source, miscanthus does not take food away from the market.

The Alfagy Miscanthus boiler series is a range of automatic boilers from 119 kWt right up to 990 kWt.  We also have 3 to 30 MWt units available upon request.  The boilers have been specially developed for automatic stoking of wood pelletswood chip and grated straw. This fuel flexibility allows the most economic operation and supply security of the heat.

Boilers for automatic stoking are fitted with a ceramic combustion hearth which gives the optimum combustion of flue gases and automatic de-ashing. The greatest degree of efficiency is obtained by selecting the boiler size to match the heat consumption.

Now, there is a new way to utilise this valuable renewable energy resource: burn it for energy production.  The ashes provide essential nutrients for the soil and should be spread on the fields.  The straw boilers have already been unstalled on farms for heating and grain drying as well as power stations such as Drax.

The feed stock is Heston Bales weighing approximately 1,400 lbs. or 650 kg.  We can deliver the following plant sizes for indoor or outdoor installation:

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