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Toscotec launches fully hydrogen fueled burners for Yankee hoods

October 13, 2022  By P&PC Staff


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Toscotec’s newly launched TT Hydrogen Burner is 100 percent hydrogen-fueled. The burner is designed and tested for Yankee hoods.

Toscotec developed this patented product to drive the conversion of paper manufacturing to clean energy.

TT Hydrogen Burner is an in-line burner featuring precisely controlled combustion and two safe operation modes. In carbon-free mode, it runs on 100 percent hydrogen. In carbon-reduction mode,ย it is fueled by a mixture of natural gas and hydrogen, where the percentage of hydrogen is accepted across a wide range.

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Toscotec explains that hydrogen combustion does not emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The key factor in the overall energy balance is that hydrogen fuel is produced from renewable energy sources. The company notes that in the future hydrogen may possibly replace fossil fuels in all thermal processes associated with tissuemaking, including steam production and air system burners. Hydrogen can be stored in pressure vessels, or injected into the existing natural gas grid.

According to Toscotec, the design of TT Hydrogen Burner is ready for industrial-scale production as it has been successfully tested to operate under the same conditions of air speed, temperature and humidity of the actual air system of a tissue machine. TT Hydrogen Burner is suitable for immediate installation.

Currently, hydrogen availability for tissue mills is limited. Therefore, the burner can be set to operate burning hydrogen mixed with natural gas in carbon-reduction mode, or even only natural gas if necessary. When hydrogen becomes readily available, in order to switch to full hydrogen mode, TT Hydrogen Burner requires a simple nozzles replacement. This is a one-day procedure.


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