The project utilises different technologies in a new way. The pellets are pulverized with separate grinding machines which enables pressurized combustion and significantly improves the adjustability of the equipment in terms of speed and range compared to the commonly used furnace bed, fluidized bed combustion and circulating fluidized bed technology. Tampereen Energiatuontanto's objective is to create a working district heating plant concept for plants in the 20 - 40 MW range.
The new plant will reduce the use of oil and natural gas, and cut carbon dioxide emissions by about 6700 tons annually.
Source: Ministry of Employment and the Economy