The MSM Milling Biomass Fuel Switch project involves replacing current LPG fuelled boilers with a 5 MW biomass fuelled boiler using locally sourced timber residue as a fuel source.
The installation of the new biomass boiler will displace several smaller existing LPG boilers and save around 4,000tCO2-e per annum and over 80,000tCO2-e for the project life. The project will produce 7,147kg/h of steam output at full capacity, to be used in milling and processing operations. The increased capacity to produce steam at a lower cost with a renewable resource will ensure the business can expand its operation without the risk of exposure to volatile LPG price fluctuations.
Area of innovation
Areas of innovation within this project include:
- The integration of a biomass-fuelled boiler into a large scale agricultural processing facility
- The use of bioenergy options in the food processing industry.
The benefits of this project will:
- Reduce greenhouse emissions from 1,133 to 23.47 kg Co2-eq, a reduction in fossil depletion from 401.3 to 7.15E-03 kg oil-eq and a reduction in fossil fuel energy use from 16,801 to 0.2994 MJ
- Help create alternative value streams out of materials that were once considered waste.