Biomass processing buildings

Rubb manufactures custom built biomass facilities for the renewable energy sector. Our tension fabric buildings provide the ideal building solution for material processing, bulk handling and storage.

Excellence in engineering

Rubb's engineered structures are designed to specific wind, snow, and seismic loads as per your project's location. This is in strict accordance with relevant local codes and current International Building Code (IBC).

Multiple door options

Rubb offers a variety of different door solutions. They can be selected and designed to suit all opening requirements. This flexibility ensures that our clients get the best option for their selected Rubb biomass energy facility type, depending on their operational needs.

Proper engineering

Biomass processing and storage buildings can accommodate all types of door, ventilation and other systems and safely support high loads imposed by overhead cranes, ceiling-mounted HVAC and fire-suppression systems, fall-protection equipment and other superimposed loads.

Flexible and cost-efficient foundation systems

Rubb biomass storage warehouses can accommodate many foundation options such as concrete up-stand, ballast weights, and ground anchors into an existing surface. Rubb co-ordination with the groundwork contractor is key for the client to reach the most cost effective solution.

Low maintenance / low costs

Our high-quality membrane materials and post-production galvanized welded frames deliver durability over time, making the cost of maintaining Rubb biomass buildings more economical compared to conventional structures.

Energy-efficient roof membranes

Translucent membranes allow natural daylight to illuminate the biomass processing space while the white roof surface reflects heat. Optional Thermohall® insulation minimises heat transfer, prevents condensation and virtually eliminates thermal bridging and air infiltration.

Rapid construction, installation and relocation

Rubb biomass storage buildings can rapidly designed, manufactured and constructed due to module pre-fabrication. Rubb can provide site supervisors or fully dedicated construction teams to complete any custom project.

Reduced time on-site

Our established supply chain streamlines co-ordination of delivery and installation. Pre-fabricated elements and the ability to construct our buildings in a variety of weather conditions speeds up the construction process.

Comprehensive long-term service

Rubb personnel are on hand to provide help and support, from initial contact to quotation, installation and beyond. Rubb’s commitment to customer service continues after project completion and forms the basis for long-term customer satisfaction.

Ongoing product development of biomass energy buildings ensures that Rubb continues to meet our clients’ demands. Experience and a flexible approach enables us to efficiently overcome challenges, meet changing needs and requirements quickly and cost effectively.

Our unique custom building solutions enable us to handle all types of projects, large and small, from designing, manufacturing and constructing large new plants to extending existing facilities.

“Biomass is biological substances originating from living, or recently living organisms. Biomass for energy refers to plant based material, but biomass can apply to both animal and vegetable derived material. Biomass takes carbon out of the atmosphere while it is growing, and returns it as it is burned. Biomass is a renewable, low carbon fuel. Its production and use also brings environmental and social benefits. Biomass is a sustainable fuel that can deliver a significant reduction in net carbon emissions compared with fossil fuels.”
Source: Biomass Energy center.

Thermohall® technical specification

Explore Rubb’s patented Thermohall® insulated cladding system, which delivers many cost-effective and eco-friendly benefits.

Thermohall® fabric can be used to clad all Rubb structure types. Insulation can be supplied in thicknesses from 2in to 6in, providing the best cost-saving thermal solution.

Thermohall®

Thickness U Value (SI) W/m2K R Value (US) ft-F-hr/BTU
2in 0.67 W/m2K R11
4in 0.36 W/m2K R19
6in 0.25 W/m2K R27

Outer layer
Flame retardant heavy duty fabric

Core
High-density glass wool insulation

Inner layer
Self-cleaning PVC fabric