Biomass Storage Tanks

By definition — Bio power is the use of biomass to generate electricity, or heat and steam required for the operation of a refinery. Bio power system technologies include direct-firing, cofiring, gasification, pyrolysis, and anaerobic digestion. Most power plants use direct-fired systems. They burn biomass feedstock directly to produce steam. This steam drives a turbine, which turns a generator that converts the power into electricity. In some biomass industries, the spent steam from the power plant is also used for manufacturing processes or to heat buildings. Such combined heat and power systems greatly increase overall energy efficiency. Paper mills, the largest current producers of biomass power, generate electricity or process heat as part of the process for recovering pulping chemicals.

In liquid biomass storage, TC provides the best anaerobic digester Biomass Storage Tanks designs available in the industry today, worldwide. Tank Connection is also an industry leader of Biomass Storage Tanks storage applications. In dry biomass storage the leading unloader is offered by Laidig, which is a flat bottom reclaimer utilized in steel storage silos, concrete domes and silos. Laidig Storage Systems, Inc. is a TC affiliate company.

TC is not only the leading supplier of storage tanks used in the power industry in North America, but we also lead the field in Biomass Storage Tanks applications. We know the specific requirements for each application and our storage system technology continues to lead the industry, as we deliver results on every project.

TC specializes in all types of “material flow” discharge systems including functional mass flow, funnel flow, expanded flow, active/vibratory discharge and numerous configurations of fluidized hopper designs. We provide total turnkey responsibility supplied by one company.

In biomass applications, we provide the highest quality storage systems available worldwide. Their customer base includes the industry leaders in biomass technology and ALL the leading power utility companies in North America.

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The Bulk BioDigester Tank Design and Growing Biofuel Demands
As with any tank, when you are looking for the ultimate storage solution, you need to first consider what it is that you are storing. Biomass storage requires a very tough tank, capable of withstanding the harsh chemicals and powerful gasses which will be stored. Biomass is the way forward for many industries relying on bio-power to keep them operational. Having such storage systems onsite and ready to use is a great way to save money and simply enjoy all of the conveniences of having a tank close by. The bulk biodigester tank design has to have a long life, it should have a low capital cost, the maintenance costs should be low, it should be economic, it should be easy to dismantle and rebuild and it should most certainly be resistant to corrosion. When a tank is capable of meeting all of these expectations, then you can be certain that you have found the right tank. What is a biodigester tank? These tanks are designed with decomposition in mind. The biodigester functions as a decomposition mechanised system which is able to decompose human or even farm waste using bacteria, with the goal of producing methane, which in turn can be used as energy. The system is maintenance free which helps greatly to keep costs low. Biofuel Tanks Biofuel is a fast growing industry and has become a fabulous environmentally friendly renewable energy source. Not only does it reduce the demand for fossil fuels, but it is also capable of reducing greenhouse gases. As more big industries start using biofuel, having a tank on the premises is a great way to save money. Biofuels are made from bio-ethanol and alcohol which results from fermentation and can be safely stored in a bulk biomass tank. For more information about our tanks, send us a message via our website and one of our team will be in touch with you.