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The Alien Fuel® System can be easily retrofitted to an existing fossil fuel boiler/burner combination.

What is Alien Fuel®

Alien Fuel® is a zero additive, clean, carbon-neutral, solid fuel. Our fuel is manufactured from biomass waste and Alien Invasive Plants (AIP’s). This addresses both environmental concerns and the need for sustainable energy solutions.

Why Alien Fuel®?

Dense: 1.1 Tonnes/M3 means low transport costs and 1/4 of the storage footprint of wood chip

Water Resistant: Does not alter state due to ambient humidity fluctuations

100% Natural: Zero additives, No binders, Truly sustainable

Constant moisture content and Net Calorific Value of 17.5 Mj/kg +/- 2% variation

Direct bottom line opex savings of between 15% and 25% vs liquid fossil fuels

Outperforms wood chip and fossil fuels in all major parameters…

  • High bulk density = 80 percent smaller footprint
  • Constant CV and Moisture Content (MC) of < 10% vs multi variable CV and MC of woodchip
  • Lower Capex: 3-5 year payback vs 10-15 year with typical wood chip fired alternative

Climate 360 Winners!

Alien Fuel is very proud to announce that we won the Climate 360 competition in the Sustainable Energy category.

The prize we received – being able to present our South African company to the International Energy Agencies in Brussels and Paris – was invaluable.

Our engineers met with decision makers and learned a lot about climate change projects in Europe.

This was a great opportunity to learn, make new connections and showcase our innovative projects.

Alien Fuel® Case Study

Strong enough to power a locomotive!

The purpose of this test was to showcase our fuel in action in terms of the raw power it generates. Generating enough power to drive a locomotive and its carriages – and without belching any black smoke- was a fine way to demonstrate what a highly effective, clean solid biomass like Alein Fuel ® can achieve.

Alien Fuel® is much cleaner.

We observed that the steam from the train would usually be black and heavily polluted but with Alien Fuel® the smoke was much cleaner.

The Alien Fuel® System

Burners
Briquettes
Steam
Boilers

Design and manufacture biomass burners

We design and manufacture state-of-the-art biomass burners, independently certified to operate at greater than 90% efficiency. The capital costs of switching to our burners is around one fifth of similar output operations in SA. This means shorter payback on capital, whilst generating higher IRRs than industry norm. We manufacture various sized burners, able to produce in a range from 1 - 10 tons of steam/hr.

Alien Fuel briquettes replace fossil fuels

Using a high-tech production process to manufacture briquettes from wood waste and alien vegetation, our solid fuel briquettes are able to replace fossil fuels. The combination of our trade-marked Alien Fuel ® and these sophisticated burners allows AFG to easily compete with fossil fuels both operationally and financially.

A steam solution for production facilities

The Alien Fuel Group offers a steam solution for production facilities; biomass fuel in the form of briquettes feeds burners manufactured by Alien Fuel. The briquettes are made of alien invasive plants and industrial wood waste from saw mills or paper mills.

Retrofit boilers previously powered by liquid fossil burners

We quickly and easily retrofit boilers powered by liquid fossil burners. We can help with the design of a new production method as well as conversion of boilers to provide the same production but in a more efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly manner.

The Alien Fuel® System

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Steam

A steam solution for production facilities.

The Alien Fuel Group offers a steam solution for production facilities; biomass fuel in the form of briquettes feeds burners manufactured by Alien Fuel. The briquettes are made of alien invasive plants and industrial wood waste from saw mills or paper mills.

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Boilers

Quickly and easily retrofit boilers previously powered by liquid fossil burners.

We are able to quickly and easily retrofit boilers powered by liquid fossil burners. We can help with the design of a new production method as well as conversion of boilers to provide the same production but in a more efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly manner.

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Burners

Design and manufacture state-of-the-art biomass burners.

We design and manufacture state-of-the-art biomass burners, independently certified to operate at greater than 90 % efficiency. The capital costs of switching to Alien Fuel driven burners is around one fifth of similar output operations in South Africa. This translates to shorter payback on capital expended, whilst generating higher IRRs than the industry norm. We manufacture various sizes of burners, able to produce in a range from 1 ton to 10 tons of steam per hour.

Briquettes

Alien Fuel briquettes replace fossil fuels.

Using a high-tech production process to manufacture briquettes from wood waste and alien vegetation, our solid fuel briquettes are able to replace fossil fuels. The combination of our trade-marked Alien Fuel ® and these sophisticated burners allows AFG to easily compete with fossil fuels both operationally and financially.

Our High Tech Burner

Designed and built in South Africa entirely by our Alien Alpha Engineers who are winners of a prestigious EU award for innovation and sustainability.

Touch Screen/remote and password controlled modulating flame burning at up to 1200 deg C.

Looks and acts like any liquid fossil fuel flame.

High operating temperature ensures low particulate and

Ultra low SOx and NOx emmissions compared to any fossil fuel.

< 2% Ash – used as an organic biochar in regenerative agriculture.

Low capital cost. 22% cf other biomass solutions on the market.

Full back office with automatic 24/7 online monitoring.

Auditable emission, efficiency as well as operational reporting.