B&W Vølund signs biomass licensing agreement

In a recent press release Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises (B&W) announced that its Denmark based subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund, has signed a licensing agreement to provide its water-cooled vibrating grate technology for biomass boilers to thyssenkrupp Industries India.

The licensing agreement has been signed on an exclusive basis for projects in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Bhutan.

B&W Vølund managing director, Koen W. Bogers said, “This agreement with thyssenkrupp Industries India is an important step for B&W Vølund in accessing the growing renewable energy market in India.”

Bogers continued, “Our proven biomass combustion technology will help industrial and power users produce clean, renewable energy while helping reduce the environmental impact from the combustion of rice straw and other waste fuels.”

The water-cooled vibrating grate was developed by B&W Vølund for combustion of biomass and multi-fuels with little or almost no ash content. B&W Vølund states that the grate has proven to be effective for its high quality, low maintenance cost and low consumption of spare parts.

Under the terms of the 10 year licensing agreement, B&W Vølund will provide engineering and advisory services to thyssenkrupp.

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