DECENTRALIZED ENERGY

LOCALLY GROWN BAMBOO WILL BE THE ENERGY SOURCE OF THE FUTURE

BAMBOO ENERGY

Think of Biomass as a battery for solar energy. There are numerous plants that grow quickly without erosion. We have the expertise to handle complicated fuel sources by manufacturing our own fuel and solving many thermochemical issues in the feedstock preparation.

 

What else could be the most ideal way to solve Africas current power supply problems than the most common biomass of the region? It goes without saying, that using bamboo, this fast growing raw material, as the main feedstock for our power systems is the right way, as it is a hardly used and cheap material that is available in large amounts.

 

Our biologists and agricultural engineers worked hard to find the perfect type and composition of bamboo to ensure the most efficient and yielding energy output out of our feedstock. After months of searching and testing they had
it. The “Energy” Bamboo. It has just the right biochemical and physical properties, like the elemental structure and the ash melting point, to feed
our gasification system and receive the best positive output out of it.

It is a fast growing, thick walled bamboo with a high amount of biomass,
and perfectly suitable for our needs.

 

We optimized cultivation and harvesting methods, from irrigation to adequate fertilizing, to receive the highest possible yields out of our own bamboo plantations. Controlling the entire process from the ground allows us to ensure perfect conditions and quality. We believe that engineered bamboo with all its potentials, like as timber substitute or activated carbon, is the perfect renewable resource for the future. With global issues, like deforestation and climate change in mind, we strive to an environment protecting and sustainable way to supply the world with energy.

 

This fast-growing raw material could for the most part solve our current power-supply problems.

Prof. Okee Okoro,

Imo state Commissioner of
Energy and Environment

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BAMBOO ANALYSIS

Elemental analysis

 


Total Moisture
10 to 12%

Ash content

0.4 to 1.0 %

 

Volatile Matter

80 to 83%

 

Fixed carbon

5 to 6 %

 

Total sulphur

0.05 to 0.06%

 

Carbon

48 to 50%

Elemental Ash Analysis
(% of dry matter)



SiO2: 0.045%

 

Al203: 0.004%

 

Fe203: 0.02%

 

TiO2: 0.000%

 

CaO: 0.15%

 

MgO: 0.021%

 

Na2O: 0.003%

 

K2O: 0.415%

 

P205: 0.130%

 

SO3: 0.028%

 

Hydrogen

7 to 8%

 

Nitrogen

0.2 to 0.4%

 

Oxygen

40 to 42%

 

Gross Calorific value

3600 Kcal/Kg

 

Nett Calorific value

4050 Kcal/kg

 

Bulk Density

0.4 tonnes/m3

 

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