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Multifuel, Economic, High Efficiency High Thermal Power Rotating Biomass Burner for Industrial Applications

Project description

Innovative multi-fuel biomass rotating burner

A whopping 80 % of the total energy consumed by the food and beverages processing sector derives from fossil fuels. Energy alternatives with high-efficiency performance, reducing fossil fuels dependency, incorporating business models to the circular economy approach, and reducing operational costs are needed. Current solutions are mainly based on grate-fired boilers – the oldest method used for direct combustion of solid fuels. But this method scores low in terms of efficiency and high on emissions. The EU-funded BioBur project will accelerate the commercialisation of a multi-fuel biomass rotating burner (BioBuR) with high efficiency (up to 98 %), highly compact (50 % reduction in size) and economical (up to 75 % price reduction) when comparing with the grate-fired solution.


The food and beverages processing sector (FBP) is the largest manufacturing industry in South East Europe in terms of regional turnover and employment accounting for 27% of turnover and 18% of employment in manufacturing . About 80% of the total energy associated with the entire food life cycle is originated from fossil fuels. In terms of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) food consumption in 2013 has led the average EU citizen to emit the equivalent emissions from travelling about 22.800km by car .
Consequently, the sector is looking for energetic alternatives 1) With high efficiency performance; 2) Reducing their dependency to fossil fuels, 3) Incorporating their business models to the circular economy approach, 4) Reducing their operational costs with more cost-effective fuels and resilient to market price fluctuations, 5) With a fast and easy integration and relatively short pay-back.
Current solutions are mainly based in Grate-fired boilers that are simple and admit different types of feedstock but presents limitations in terms of the high space it needs, its low efficiency and high emissions. Other recent approaches have separated the burner from the boiler even though normally provide no much power, only use one type of biomass, presents low efficiencies (<90%) and require high maintenance.
Natural Fire, leader of bakery biomass burner market industry in Europe, aims to accelerate the commercialization of a multifuel biomass rotating burner (BioBuR) which is high efficient (up to 98%), high compact (50 % reduction in size) and economic (up to 75 % price reduction) when comparing with grate-fired solution; by scaling it up to 3-10 MW and able to substitute to the fossil fuel burners within the FBP industry (saving up to 4 times operational costs and reducing also their GHG).

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
30510 YECLA

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Sur Región de Murcia Murcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 71 429,00