DSE A/S receives Spain CHP contract

By Hope Deutscher
Web exclusive posted August 15, 2008 at 11:31 a.m. CST

DSE A/S, a technology company based in Horsens, Denmark, announced it has been awarded a major contract by a Spanish combined heat and power (CHP) plant to supply six complete moisture measurement systems.

According to the company, the contract is the latest in a number of contracts for moisture measurement equipment used on straw – in a high growth biofuel market with increased focus on technologies contributing to optimized combustion and a cleaner environment. DSE said the contract for Spain will be delivered and commissioned between this fall and spring 2009.

"In a time where there is focus on a cleaner environment and reduced carbon dioxide emissions, biofuel has quite literally become a very hot issue, not only in Denmark but all over the world," said Jørgen Kjærsgaard, sales manager of DSE A/S. "That's why we're experiencing an increasing demand for technologies that can contribute to more efficient combustion of biofuel. One possible solution is a measurement concept based on microwaves, which is co-researched and co-developed by DSE."

DSE said the moisture measurement systems for straw-based biofuel plants are a niche area for the company. "What makes our moisture measurement systems unique is the fact that they are based on microwaves and build on solid competencies within HF, which is an integrated part of our product portfolio of test systems," Kjærsgaard said.

DSE's moisture measurement systems have already been installed at several CHP plants worldwide. DSE, in cooperation with Elsam (DONG Energy), has contributed to the biofuel market in Denmark.

"We've high expectations that the microwave technology can be transferred to efficient combustion of other fuel sources, thus contributing to optimized combustion in the boilers, better use of energy and less pollution," Kjærsgaard said. "We're therefore convinced that our moisture measurement systems will have high market potential in coming years."