International Biomass

MoistTech Attends International Biomass 2018

International Biomass Conference & Expo unites current and future producers of biomass-derived power, fuels and chemicals with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policy makers.

International Biomass Conference & Expo is being held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia held on April 16-18, 2018.

Biomass power is the use of biomass to generate electricity. These technologies include direct firing, cofiring, gasification, anaerobic digestion and other technologies. While many biomass power plants today use direct-fired systems, more advanced approaches—many including combined heat and power—are being deployed worldwide. In combined heat and power (CHP) systems, for example, a power plant’s spent steam is also used for manufacturing processes and/or building heat, boosting the overall efficiency of the system.

Vital to Operations

Moisture content is a critical parameter for wood fuel biomass. It is vital to the correct operation of biomass boilers and for the assessment of a load of fuel. Most wood fuel boilers are designed to operate with fuel of moisture content of a limited range. Feeding fuel that is outside this tolerated range the boiler will either result in inefficiency, leading to increased emissions, or error the control system and fail to function at all. It is very important knowing what is the correct moisture content range you should be obtaining.International Biomass

All purchasing of wood fuel should be based by weight. In this practice the moisture content is critical to knowing how much you are paying for your energy. The higher the moisture content of incoming fuel results in overpaying for wood fuel. Due to this very importance MoistTech has many installations located at truck dumps, incoming fuel conveyors and reclaiming systems.

Moisture measurement and control is a crucial aspect in the bioenergy application. MoistTech’s new IR3000 Moisture Sensor allows you to do instant, non-contact, continuous moisture measurement.

Moisture level accuracies will depend on the application and desired moisture content. Contact a sales rep


Our YouTube channel is a great place to find videos of our sensor installations and applications – check them out here!