Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Wood fuel presentation(davido s)
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Saving this for later?

Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime - even offline.

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Wood fuel presentation(davido s)

573
views

Published on

DT117/4 Sustainable Build & Design - Class Presentations

DT117/4 Sustainable Build & Design - Class Presentations

Published in: Education

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
573
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
20
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Wood Fuel
  • 2. Introduction
    Renewable energy – Electricity? Wind Farms?
    Fossil fuel will “never run out”
    Era of Cheap oil and gas is over
    Use of Wood fuel expanding
  • 3. Combustion Characteristics of Wood
    Easily ignited and burnt below 50% moisture
    Does not burn readily in large pieces due to layers of semi fused ash forming on the surface
    Produces a long, non-smoky, flame when burned in excess air
  • 4. Irelands Wood fuel supply
    Best growing climate in Europe
    2% Land cover 1902 – 9% Land cover 2002
    Possible solution to current unpredictable oil prices
    First Wood Pellet Sawmill opened in 2006
    Enough wood fuel to fully heat 10,000 homes
  • 5. Wood Pellet Stoves/Boilers
    Expensive
    Grants in place
    Many Benefits
  • 6. Benefits of using Wood Pellets
    Reduce carbon emissions to the atmosphere
    Help combat climate change
    Must be sourced locally to be cost effective, ensuring money spent on fuel stays local
    Can be used in commercial applications as well as at home
    Just as efficient as conventional fossil fuels
    Very clean and easy to handle
    No additives or artificial binding agents
    Can be ignited automatically using a TV like remote control
    Pellets can be delivered in bulk in quantities of 3 tonnes or more
    Ash levels are extremely low
  • 7. Fuel Price Comparisons
  • 8. C02 Emissions
  • 9. Conclusion
    Wood Fuels
    - Better Fuel per unit output
    - Environmentally friendly
    - Kyoto Protocol
    Fossil Fuels
    - Contribute to pollution
    - More Costly
  • 10. Conclusion
    A perfect replacement for our fossil fuel consumption is that of wood fuel as it is both cheaper and more environmentally friendly than the fossil fuels we use in today’s era.