Uniconfort at Rosà
RECOVERY OF WASTES
The district heating system of Rosà (Vicenza), in operation since October 2010, helps to provide hot water - for heating and sanitary purposes - in numerous public and private buildings by burning wood chips, the raw material obtained from the residues of wood processing.
The thermal source of the plant consists of two Global boilers Mod. 90 and Mod. 180, made and remotely managed by Uniconfort, whose total capacity is 3,000 kW.
Thanks to a district heating network, with 1680 meters of pipes, hot water reaches the outlets of connected buildings.
The Municipal Administration of Rosà has entered into agreements with sawmills in the area for the supply of wood chips with a short chain. The wood chips are harvested in an outdoor tank having a capacity of 700 cubic meters, which corresponds to mid-season needs. Hence, few loads of wood chips are required per year.
EMISSIONS AND ASHES
The plant is operated by an electronic system which allows optimization of combustion and reduction of emissions - which, thanks to the use filters, are well below the limits set by European regulations. The optimized combustion of wood produces a limited quantity of ashes composed primarily of mineral salts.
PREVENTION OF CO2 EMISSION
The use of wood chips, instead of diesel, prevents an annual emission of 1,302 tonnes of CO2 - which is equivalent to emissions by a car traveling 231 times around the world in a year.
ZERO, ZERO, ZERO
In short, Rosà’s biomass plant uses energy sources at zero kilometers, resulting in zero impact, given the almost zero emission of CO2, and it has zero impact even in terms of architectonic of profile, because the whole system blends harmoniously into the surrounding environment.
- Boiler models: Global 90 e Global 180
- Installed usable power: 3.000 kW
- Length of district heating network: 1680 m
- Tank for chips supply: 700 m³
- Prevented CO2 (per year)): 1302 tons