The boiler's design marks an advance for biomass technology, Shell claims, because it is modular and easy to install. The company is wooing customers by organising start-up, maintenance and finance for purchasers, which are expected to include industrial plants, schools, offices and hospitals.
Denmark was chosen to launch the boiler because its high fossil fuel taxes make biomass attractive. Heat produced would otherwise cost about twice the amount of conventional power. The firm believes, however, that economies of scale will reduce this considerably as use of biomass grows.
Shell Renewables, tel: +44 20 7934 1234.
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