Burning Grain in Biomass Boiler

Although not currently allowed under RHI , going forward when this subsidy expires I wondered how different boilers perform on burning Grain ? I know the Guntamatic will happily burn cereals , any one had experience of the ETA Hack in this role ?
 

renewablejohn

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Location
lancs
Although not currently allowed under RHI , going forward when this subsidy expires I wondered how different boilers perform on burning Grain ? I know the Guntamatic will happily burn cereals , any one had experience of the ETA Hack in this role ?
The REFO boilers have no problem burning grain. Know someone who runs his REFO boiler on gleanings.
 

Walton2

Member
Used grain in a KSM boiler for 15 years. Added 1-2% lime usually, mainly to stop formation of clinkers.Just ultrasound tested boiler today….negligible corrosion throughout. Apart from one section which has swollen and this has caused a breakdown.Should be an easy fix.
KSM was chosen because they are specked to use grains.
 
Location
East Mids
A local 'early adopter' of biomass chp and burners also runs an animal feed business and has offices on site. Certainly he often ran the offices heating on grain store cleanings.
 

LIVE - DEFRA SFI Janet Hughes “ask me anything” 19:00-20:00 20th September (Today)

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Hello, I’m Janet Hughes. I’m the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme in Defra – the programme that’s phasing out the Common Agricultural Policy and introducing new schemes and services for farmers.



Today (20 September) between 7pm-8pm, I and some of my colleagues will be answering your questions about our work including the Sustainable Farming Incentive, Farming in Protected Landscapes, and our test and trials.



We’ll try to answer at least 15 of your top voted questions, so please vote on the questions you’d most like me to answer.



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