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Peat fuel

Briquettes are used as fuel for heating stations, boiler rooms and thermoelectric plants.

Peat briquette is an ecologically clean and safe bio-fuel with ash content no higher than 11% (coal - 30%- 40%).  Peat briquette ash is a clean complex natural fertilizer. CO2 emissions into the environment during combustion of briquettes equal only the amount of CO2 absorbed by the plant during growth.

Peat briquettes are easy to store, they do not produce smoke during combustion and do not emit harmful substances. Peat briquettes are non-toxic and under normal circumstances fire- and explosion-safe.

Calorific qualities of peat briquette are equal to those of coal and more than 4 times exceeds heat irradiation levels of high-quality firewood. Peat briquette is easily kindled and produces a smooth continuous burning in any stove, fireplace or solid fuel boiler. Compared with firewood, peat briquette burns 2,5 times longer. Briquettes contain less moisture than usual firewood (up to 20% vs 30-50% in firewood) and have a higher density. These qualities ensure a high calorific quality compared to woodchips or firewood, burning a ton of briquettes produces approximately 4,4 mWh of heat.

Quality indicators of BT-2 briquettes:

  • Moisture content under working condition does not exceed 20%
  • Ash yield of no more than 23%
  • Mechanical durability of not less than 94%
  • Content of small particles no more than 8%

Briquettes are stored in bunkers which excludes the influence of precipitation.

Briquettes are exported in bulk, unitized in “big bags", 0,5 - 1 ton capacity.

Briquettes are shipped by means of sea and railway transport.

Fuel peat is typically used for heating and production of electrical energy in homes, residential and industrial buildings.

Sales of fuel peat in the European Union amount to more than 350.000 tons per year.

Peat as a fuel is used most actively in Finland, where more than 20% of heat, electric power, and local heat are produced from peat.  Fuel peat in Finland is mainly burned in conjunction with other solid fuels, such as wood, where fraction of peat is usually close to 50%.

In Ireland more than 8% of electricity is produced from peat.

Apart from ecological and economical advantages of peat over other fuel sources peat is also distinguished by stability in quality and price, which is an additional factor ensuring safety of energy supply.

Main characteristics (BT-1):

  • Moisture up to 16%
  • Ash content up to 15%
  • Impurity up to 5%
  • Bulk density not less than 250 kilos/m3

Fuel for thermoelectric plants and boiler rooms is produced by crushing BT-2 briquettes.

There are a number of economic and ecological advantages of using peat as a fuel for thermoelectric plants and boiler rooms. Firstly, considerable savings are gained by using peat compared to using such traditional fuels like coal, gas or fuel oil. In addition, retrofitting furnaces to burn peat will pay off in just a few years. Secondly, working peat will significantly reduce emission of harmful substances by a thermoelectric plant, in particular sulfur dioxide.

Economic statistics:

  • One ton of peat briquettes replaces 1,6 tones of brown coal

Qualitative characteristics of peat based fuel:

  • Moisture under 18%;
  • Ash content under 20%;
  • Lowest combustion heat 3400-4000 kcal/kg;
  • Fraction composition 25x25 mm.

Deliveries to the customer are done by railway transport and sea vessels - in bulk.