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Improve Biomass Unit Performance & Efficiency

Flexibility to Switch Fuels in Renewable Energy Generation

Biomass Plant Utilizes Fuel Tech TIFI Bio™Conventional fuel treatment programs attempt to control slagging and fouling by applying liquid and/or dry chemicals onto the fuel or randomly into the boiler without regard for ensuring proper chemical reactions and the avoidance of interfering chemical reactions. This frequently leads to increased slag and fouling or no improvement in operating life. By failing to address the problem areas or the chemistry issues directly, these non-specific programs rarely meet customer performance expectations.

TIFI Bio Performance Benefits

  • Targeted towards problem areas and proper reaction chemistry
  • Increase time between cleaning cycles
  • Safest process to control slag and fouling


TIFI Bio Downtime Performance vs. Conventional Treatment

TIFI downtime reduction

TIFI Bio Treatment (2016)

  • 180 Hours of Annual Maintenance

Conventional Treatment (2015)

  • 300 Hours of Annual Maintenance



Our Approach

Our process begins with the development of a TIFI Bio™ program for each unique boiler application and circumstance. Computation fluid dynamics modeling is employed as required to develop a program for each individual application’s circumstances.

One or more chemicals are either applied to the fuel, or injected into the furnace to target the problem areas and the correct chemical reactions. Unlike other chemical treatment programs, TIFI Bio has shown no adverse impact on overall unit operations.

TIFI Bio offers significant operating cleanliness and lower corrosion advantages while firing a greater variety of biomass waste fuels, including:

  • Yard Waste
  • Demo Waste
  • Logging & Mill Residue
  • Wood Chips
  • Switch Grass
  • Forest Residue


Chemical Technologies Programs

  • TIFI®
    Targeted In-Furnace Fuel Injection
  • HClear®
    HCl Abatement Programs
    Slag and Fouling Control for Black Liquor Recovery Boilers
  • Redox-Hg
    Enhanced Mercury Removal for Wet FGD Scrubbers
  • TIFI Bio™
    Slagging and fouling control for biomass flexible fuel units


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