Environmental Regulations For Burning Wood Waste

Clearing the Air on Burning Wood Waste

Eliminating wood and vegetative waste is a good thing. Getting rid of the biomass debris while also curbing emissions is even better. The Air Curtain Burner does both.

Air. Made fresh every day.

Developed by Air Burners as an eco-friendly alternative to open burning and grinding, air curtain burners get any size job done—big or small— onsite and without sacrificing the environment or your bottom line. Notably, black carbon stands as the IPCC’s second largest contributor to climate change. Our portable, self-contained, and fully assembled above-ground air curtain technology slashes black carbon and carbon dioxide emissions by an impressive 90%, positioning it as a pivotal tool against climate change. That’s a big deal. Carbon dioxide can linger in our atmosphere for up to 100 years, wreaking untold havoc. Although black carbon’s lifespan rarely surpasses five years, its detrimental impact remains profound and equally harmful.

Burn baby, burn.

Burning unwanted biomass debris is a big job and an even bigger responsibility. That’s why we develop innovative solutions that help with both. Environmental regulations for burning wood waste are a good first step. But it’s not enough. We need to do more. It will take a giant step forward to achieve a negative carbon footprint. 20% of all worldwide waste is wood or vegetative, and less than 30% gets recycled. That’s a lot of waste that’s not getting put to good use. We’re working to change that by developing climate-friendly methods that eliminate waste and generate economic solutions to reclaim and reuse valuable end products like biochar and ash.

Testing… testing… one… two… three…

Let’s find out how we did. The San Dimas Technology and Development Center, SDTDC researched and tested air curtain burners as an efficient, environmentally friendly, and viable solution to dispose of slash, wood, and other burnable biomass debris. The in-depth studies concluded that one company, Air Burners, Inc., has the technology to dispose of large quantities of wood waste safely and cleanly.

The research distinguished Air Burners as an industry pioneer in fuel reduction, noting that the FireBox doesn’t require a secondary fuel source to eliminate slash piles, whole trees, logs, and other biomass debris. According to the SDTDC, the other benefits of Air Burners include no grinding, chipping, or hauling, which can be costly to operations and our environment. The nutrient-rich biochar that remains after the burn and acts as a soil amendment is another advantage of using Air Burners. Speaking of advantages, the SDTDC concludes that Air Burners' pollution control technology produces lower smoke emissions than open burning. It also creates a clean, green burn and operates in year-round burn conditions with fewer weather restrictions.

A level playing field for green technology.

The world's most proven wood waste burners are also the most cost-effective. That's because there are no secondary fuel sources, grinding or hauling, and the air curtain burners patented technology keeps harmful particulates from escaping into the environment. The Air Burners FireBox meets the regulations of multiple federal agencies, USEPA, and governments worldwide. It can handle up to 9 tons of wood waste an hour. Environmental regulations set the bar high, keep Mother Nature healthy, and help businesses grow greener.

The air curtain creates a secondary burn chamber that produces a clean burn with opacities below 10% per EPA Method 9 Testing. Compared to an open burn's 80% to 100% opacity, the answer is clear: Air Burners pollution-control technology is doing its job—and then some to help reduce (PM) particulate matter or particle pollution and keep our air healthy. That’s a breath of fresh air for everyone, everywhere.

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Air Burners work. Period. You’ll find us at the four corners of the earth and everywhere in between. Managing forests, mitigating wildfires, clearing land, and responding to disasters like Hurricane Katrina and Rita, where a sudden surge of tons of vegetative waste needed immediate disposal.