KMW’s response to the need for greater biomass fuel flexibility is our continuing efforts in research and development to enhance our combustion technology. These efforts have resulted in the installation of a specially designed combustion system at the Canmet Energy Technology Centre in Ottawa. This combustion system is dedicated to research through trials on different types of biomass materials. Ongoing collaboration with researchers at NRCan/Canmet and also with McGill University, Montreal, QC, assists us to continuously enhance our combustion technology resulting in lower emissions, higher performance and greater efficiency. Our R&D program also aims at developing new applications for biomass energy, for thermal as well as electrical generation.
One research project had the objective to find a more efficient and cost effective solution for reducing emissions from the combustion of biomass. The success of this innovative project resulted in a new and patented design. Joint research has also been conducted with McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, and Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, in other exciting areas of bioenergy.