This document, the Fund Definition Document, sets out the details of the Fund including scope, principles, project eligibility, assessment criteria and definitions. This document will help to inform decision making for Funding Round Three (2009/10).
This Technical Guide provides guidance on the conversion of existing coal fired boilers to wood pellet operation. There are a number of obvious advantages to using wood pellets: they are 100% renewable and relatively clean burning. Of paramount importance in a conversion is the need both to maintain the safety and integrity of the boiler and control systems, and also to improve safety to the level of best practice.
Wood used for energy does not fit well with a payment system that works using non-energy (eg. volume or weight). The energy content of wood is closely related to moisture content, and this can vary substantially, depending on the origin and storage history of the material. This study looks to determine the effects of moving from a weight-based payment system to a specific energy-content-based payment system at a large industrial site, using woody biomass as a fuel source on a large scale.
Steam is an important energy carrier for industry and the costs can vary significantly. This guide outlines the key components of a steam system and where energy savings opportunities are typically available. Taking a systematic approach reduces a business's overall energy bill, helps all related systems operate more efficiently, and improves profitability.
In 2010 EECA reviewed the potential for improving efficiency of boilers operating in New Zealand. The potential for improvement is vast and this boiler tuning procedure is one of the main recommendations from EECA's review. The procedure is aimed at achieving three key objectives: