Foreseeing the future and the rising energy demand and related environmental concerns, Cheema Boilers Ltd. is continuously upgrading itself technologically. In order to keep up the pace with other countries, industries in India will need to make efficient use of energy, conserve energy, and switch to renewable resources to meet the increasing energy demand
With the growing customer consciousness and stringent environmental norms, the focus on energy production across the world has shifted towards renewable energy resources, which varies across different regions globally depending on the local availability of fuel resources.
This is one of the key drivers for CBL to maintain the momentum in innovating new technologies. This has led to developing highly competent biomass boilers based on various combustion technologies; the latest being CB L’s water cooled vibrating grate which offers great flexibility in the available fuel options apart from catering to the difficult fuels like paddy straw very efficiently.
Over time, solar, wind, and other sources of renewable energy have gained a share in energy generation in India. The government has also set a target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2070 and imposed strict rules on emissions from industries.
While the energy generation costs for the industries have increased in terms of capital expenditure and operation cost, the government is issuing tradable energy certification on saving carbon footprints under the Perform, Achieve, and Trade (PAT) scheme. Additionally, the industries are also benefitting from initiatives such as Make in India, the National Manufacturing Policy, the promotion of renewable, and clean fuel usage.
Paddy straw, the waste product of paddy grown across the country is burnt in the field by farmers which release hazardous gases like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. When burnt in bale forms in boilers, paddy straw can generate energy for industrial needs. This waste-to-energy method also results in lesser carbon footprints. Monetarily beneficial both for farmers and industry, boiler ash contains silica and potash content which can be used in the construction sector and fields (as manure) respectively.
Meeting Industrial Requirements in Energy Transition Phase
Cheema Boilers Ltd. (CBL) is contributing to meeting India’s energy goals in this transition phase. With an aim to help the industry reduce steam generation costs and carbon footprints, CBL is continuously developing technology with state-of-the-art engineering and design facilities. While the company has installed high capacity boilers producing power worldwide in the paper industry, it promotes efficient use of energy with its highly efficient boilers as well as emphasizes using renewable and waste fuels.
CBL’s reciprocating/pulsating grates type boiler is a solution to use biomass fuels efficiently. The company has developed a highly efficient water cooled vibrating grate Bale Fired Boiler which runs on multiple fuels like rice straw bale, cane trash, mustard husk, cotton stalk, palm fiber, corn cob, wood chips, etc that are abundantly available in India. Besides this, CBL has also developed the technology to generate energy from hydrogen.
Forming Strategic Associations in the Industry
Foreseeing the future, CBL is ‘steaming ahead’ to upgrade itself technologically and got into several strategic partnerships. One of the most promising partnerships has been with a prestigious company for the firing of municipal solid waste specifically designed by Horizontal Grate which holds enormous potential in times to come.
CBL is also associated with Nu-way (Enertech Group – UK) for promoting their wide array of highly durable burner ranges qualifying to the most stringent global standards. Besides the standard gas and liquid fuels, the partnership gives the company an edge to deal with complex fuel combinations with biogas, PNG, hydrogen, etc. along with multi-firing compatibility.
Satbir Singh Cheema, Director of Marketing, Cheema Boilers Limited