Ecological solid fuel additive, which improve fuel combustion efficiency and decrease soot generation.

Summary of the technology

Solid fuel eco-additive reduces soot production and deposition on chimney walls, flues and boiler installation. Moreover it doesn't cause boiler corrosion. Consequently it improves boiler thermal efficiency and fuel combustion effectiveness. That means lower costs of heating. It also modifies soot to be biodegradable, prevents releasing soot-related pollutions and isn't harmful to human health.

New and innovative aspects

In comparison to commercially available products solid fuel eco-additive doesn’t cause boiler corrosion. It was proven that produced small amounts of soot is not toxic by contrast to soot generated during fuel combustion with other products or without any additive. In addition tests showed that such soot boosts plants growth.

Main advantages of its use

Economic advantages: Regular application of ecological solid fuel additive lowers costs of heating. By reducing soot production and deposition one can get more heat from the same amount of fuel. Due to non-corrosive formula boiler installation will be longer operable and one can save on repairs fees.

Environmental advantages: The additive modifies soot composition to be biodegradable. It also prevents releasing soot-related pollutions such as: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), stable organic radicals and heavy metals.


Solid fuel eco-additive is inserted into furnace together with fuel or strewn onto fuel surface. The additive components are activated in temperature range from 80 to 650°C. The additive formula comprises of two components kinds: those which decompose in high temperature releasing oxygen and those which catalyze complete fuel combustion. Due to additive presence, soot starts to burn in much lower temperature (300°C) than in situation when there is no additive added (usually soot burns in temperature over 700°C). The additive aids much easier and faster oxygenation of soot deposition overlaying chimney and flues. Dose: 0.5-2.0 kg of the additive for 1000 kg of fuel. When used regularly, 50 g of the additive should be applied once a week.


  • Ecological solid fuel additive is intended for low-power household boilers.
  • The additive can be used with bituminous coal (black coal), lignite (brown coal), coomb, coke, anthracite, peat, pellets, briquettes and wood.
  • It is simple to use and doesn’t require complicated dosing system.

Intellectual property status

Ecological solid fuel additive for reducing soot generation is the subject of patent application in Poland. PCT patent application is expected in July 2016 (priority date July 2015).

Current development status

In use, testing results available.

Desired business relationship

Commercial agreement

License agreement

Technical cooperation - further development, testing of new applications, adaptation to specific needs

Related Keywords

  • Special chemicals, intermediates
  • Rational use of energy
  • Solid fossil fuel
  • Environment
  • Combustion, Flames
  • Clean Production / Green Technologies
  • Energy efficiency
  • Biomass and Biofuels
  • solid fuel additive
  • coal additive
  • soot
  • soot burner
  • soot remover
  • combustion catalyst
  • soot combustion catalyst

About Jagiellonian University

Jagiellonian University, founded 1364, is the oldest university in Poland and one of the oldest worldwide. The research and teaching activities are conducted at 15 faculties, including the Medical College (Collegium Medicum). Over 3,700 researchers work at the university and the total number of students is about 50,000.

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