wood chip storage Articles

  • Turning wood chips and sawdust into a valuable solid fuel

    RUF briquetting units are the economical solution for the processing of wood chips and sawdust. Where timber is planed, turned and sanded, manufacturers end up with large quantities of wood chips and sawdust. By briquetting this material, you can recover a valuable solid fuel. Where large quantities are produced, the single briquette pressing system developed by RUF GmbH is the most economical ...

  • Wood pellet research program and summary results

    BBRG’s vision is to create a comprehensive design package for pelleting technology, said Shahab Sokhansanj. “It will contain engineering data and procedures for procuring biomass, [and for] producing and delivering pellets as a choice feedstock to the emerging bioindustry.” He said he would debate the statement made earlier that morning that biomass is not a mature technology: “We need to improve ...

  • What is the Difference between Wood Pellets and Corn Pellets?

    Electric, gas and oil are the traditional methods to heat the house, while they are very expensive. Now the alternative sources such as wood and corn pellets are emerging. These alternative sources of fuel are both environmental friendly and renewable. In the battle of fuel sources, each choice has its own advantages and disadvantages.       The word corn ...


  • Wood products company weathers the economic storm

    Working harder on improving systems, packaging efficiencies and product diversification, company carves out a path to broaden operations. AMID the economic slowdown, Rivard Companies in East Bethel, Minnesota has chosen to view these times not so much as problematic but rather as a time to rethink strategies. This has meant broadening the scope of their operation through new products and new ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Simple Separation: Diverting Wood And Cardboard at Construction Sites

    Diverting Wood And Cardboard At Construction Sites Residential home construction in Wisconsin generates 128,000 tons of residuals annually, according to a 1998 study by Camp, Dresser & McKee. Ten builders are participating in a project to demonstrate how easily major components of this waste stream can be recycled. The Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) of Greater Milwaukee, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Completing the Cycle: Composters, Wood Grinders Find Expansion Opportunities

     Composters, Wood Grinders Find Expansion Opportunities Interesting evolutions have taken place over the past ten years in the organics processing industry. Sites that opened to compost yard trimmings gradually transitioned into processing woody materials, while wood processors expanded into the composting arena. Other businesses that started with no plans for recycling wood discovered ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Wood shavings become coveted heating material / RUF Briquetting Press - Case Study

    RUF briquetting press saves carpenters from having a large shavings bunker and brings additional revenues. Master Carpenter Hermann Schreder knows problems with troublesome wood shavings first-hand. He has ended it three years ago and introduced an ideal solution within the scope of a business extension: With the RUF briquetting system, he compresses wood shavings to compact wood briquettes, ...

  • `Making good earth better` goal of waste-to-resource firm

    “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Nowhere is that more true than in northern Ohio, where a long-established waste-to-resource company is turning everything from demolition and construction waste and sewage sludge into products that homeowners and businesses can use to spruce up their properties. “I can’t believe what we do,” enthuses Diane Kurtzman, a spokesperson for Kurtz Bros. Inc., ...

  • Woody Biomass as renewable energy source

    In-depth analysis in Minnesota assesses the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of regional biomass generated electricity projects that tap into local feedstocks. The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) in Minneapolis, Minnesota undertook a multiphase research project to create a framework that communities and legislators can use to determine the feasibility of biomass-generated electricity in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Hol’z dir! Sustainable briquette manufacture in the Augustinuswerk Jessen case study

    Since only very recently the Augustinuswerk in Jessen has been producing wood briquettes under its own brand name of “Hol’z dir” in a separate workshop for the handicapped. Only machines from shredder specialist WEIMA are used for production, their own production facilities being only a few kilometres away in Großnaundorf. It is very busy here. Every day 3,000 wood ...


    By WEIMA

  • Reducing Odor and VOC Emissions

    The Montgomery County Regional Composting Facility (MCRCF) in Silver Spring, Maryland is designed to process 400 wet tons/day of lime amended biosolids from the Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Washington, D.C. Recently, political pressures forced operations to cease at the MCRCF. Although the aerated static pile composting plant’s fate has not been completely decided, its owner, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case Study - Kirkdale Manor

    “In today’s climate of escalating oil prices and concern for the environment, Kirkdale Manor stands as a testament to forward thinking.” John Greenway, MP for Ryedale, speaking at the opening of Kirkdale Manor Biomass Energy Centre. Kirkdale Manor is a spectacular residential development on the edge of the village of Nawton, 3 miles east of ...


    By LandEnergy Limited

  • Briquettes – Favoring Green Revolution and Safeguarding the Environment

    Briquettes facilitate easy storage, transportation and when used as fuel they are environment-friendly and smokeless. This is the reason there is an increased demand for them. If you are willing to take an initiative for an environment friendly atmosphere and also earn with the cause, the first thing you require to have in your business is a Briquettes machine. Briquettes are a handy way to ...


    By Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools

  • Eco-Friendly Thinking: Heating Your Home and Water With Biomass Fuel and Appliances

    With today’s struggles with carbon footprints, pollution, and finite energy sources, people are becoming more environmentally conscious. And if you’re thinking of transforming your home into a more eco-friendly structure, there’s a lot to consider. If you want to stray from your oil, gas, or electric heating system, consider investing in a biomass heating ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Briquettes Are the New Renewable Energy

    You can walk towards a sustainable and clean environment by promoting usage of Briquettes which can be made by various kinds of Briquetting machines. There are different types of machines, and a large number of manufacturers supply them with versatile range and performance. It is a very effective initiative to keep the glory of the environment by making it pollution free and encourage the use of ...


    By Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools

  • Things to Consider Before Purchasing a New Shredder, Grinder or Chipper

    When it comes to equipment for mulch producers, there’s good news and bad news. The good: There are numerous companies offering a wide range of horizontal grinders, tub grinders, shredders and other equipment and accessories to serve the ndustry.The bad: There are numerous companies offering a wide range of horizontal grinders, tub grinders, shredders and other equipment and accessories to ...

  • Fires at Composting Facilities: Causes and Conditions

    The subject of fires at composting facilities is a bad news/good news situation. The bad news is that fires are more common than we realize. Ask a group of facility operators if they have had to deal with a fire, and the majority will quietly admit they have. The good news is that we don’t realize that fires are fairly common at composting facilities. Most are neither frequent nor destructive ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Renewable energy marketplace

    ALLU Group markets two types of equipment for use in biomass energy operations. The ALLU Screener Crusher bucket attaches to a front-end loader. The bucket is designed to aerate, crush, screen and mix at one time. The Screener Crusher has a rigid steel frame, onto which horizontally rotating screening and crushing drums are mounted. All the drums rotate in the same direction. There are several ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Fire prevention strategies, storm cleanup

    WHEN IT comes to the importance of clearing dead and diseased trees as a fire prevention step, Wayne Williams of San Diego County, California is living (and breathing) it. “I was walking around the fire zone, and where residents had cleared spaces around their homes, the house was usually saved,” says Williams. “Houses without a firebreak, or on a ridge (where fire can leap out of a canyon), were ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Mariposa compost facility odor remediation update

    Staring in the winter of 2006 the staff at the Mariposa Compost Facility worked quickly to make process changes to bring odor issues under control. Here is the latest chapter in their story. Odor (incident) Logs In January 2007 the Local Environmental Agency (LEA) provided "odor logs" to the county residents that were troubled by the compost facility's odors. The odor logs were ...


    By Engineered Compost Systems

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