The HoSt combustion technology is known for its lowest emissions which are reached due to advanced combustion technology in combination with flue gas cleaning technology. HoSt guarantees NOx emissions of no higher than 30 mg / Nm3 flue gas. The heat supplied by a HoSt installation is then already produced with 60% less NOx compared to natural gas boilers.
CO2 is important for greenhouse horticulture. It is essential for the growth of flowers, plants, vegetables and fruits. This CO2 is currently mostly produced by burning fossil natural gas. A biomass plant can supply CO2 directly to the greenhouse.
Very high efficiency increase of at least 25% is achieved due to the application of a flue gas condenser which can bring the total efficiency far over 100% based on LHV. Thanks to smart engineering, long lifetime is guaranteed, and maintenance stops and costs are reduced to a minimum.
Besides the supply of the installations, HoSt also owns and operates own installations and can step in as energy supplier for (collective) heat/power offtake. This energy service is an ideal solution when the customer wishes to not own and operate a facility itself. Six greenhouse horticulture companies in the area ‘Het Grootslag’ / ‘Agriport’ located in Andijk, province North-Holland of the Netherlands are collectively purchasing renewable heat directly from HoSt. For this purpose HoSt realized a 15 MWth biomass-fired heat and power plant that HoSt also operates. Collective offtake is possible, but individual offtake is an option too.