Development and Commercialization of Straw Fired Boilers of 100 – 1000 kW in Ukraine (100 kW)
Period 2006-2009
Services Market Research
Location Ukraine
Partners Ukraine

100 kW straw-fired boiler

Financing Agency, Partners: IPP/ CRDF program; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), USA; U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); CSA Energy (industrial partner), USA

Main project parameters

Developer of boiler: SEC “Biomass”
Manufacturer of boiler: State enterprise “703nd metalworking plant of boiler equipment”
Thermal capacity: 100 kW
Efficiency: 78%
Fuel: small rectangular straw bales

(1.0 х 0.4 х 0,5 m)

Amount of straw per load: 35 kg (2 small bales)
Combustion period per load: about 1-2 hours
Consumption of straw: 115 t per heating season
Substitution of natural gas: 49 th. m3 per heating season
Payback period: about 3 years