wood chip supply Articles

  • Making environmentally friendly fuel from wood chips - Case Study

    The RUF briquetting press earns the Ortinger company additional profits During the production of round bars or rods for flags, skewers and many more products made from wooden planks, lots of wood chips are accumulated. Instead of disposing of them as waste, the wood processor Ortinger presses them into briquettes, which they then sell as fuel. This way they can economically support ...

  • Wood Recycling Firms Shift Markets

    In 1995, Apollo Wood & Metal was one of the many wood processors in southern California struggling to survive the downturn in the cogeneration business. Today, Apollo, located in Fontana (about 40 miles east of Los Angeles), is an entirely different company. It has a new name, Apollo Wood Recovery, and a different market: medium density fiberboard (MDF). In fact, the only thing that hasn’t ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Automatic waste wood processing in the production of kitchen worktops case study

    Nolte Küchen GmbH & Co.KG, an established kitchen manufacturer with its registered office in Löhne has commissioned a new production plant for the manufacture of kitchen worktops at their location in Melle early in 2008.The company uses shredders from WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH in Ilsfeld for processing waste wood accumulating from the manufacturing process in the highly-automated ...


    By WEIMA

  • Tub grinders help city of bakersfield grow wood waste program

    In its early stages, the wood waste recycling program employed by the Solid Waste Division of Bakersfield’s Dept. of Public Works (DPW) was bare bones at best. Implemented as a means to both lower the volume of material going to landfill and, at the same time, generate a product that could be used by area residents, initial volumes collected and processed were relatively low. Processing was ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • 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 recycling is cornerstone of new Tallahassee C&D facility

    For better than four decades, the Williams family, owners of Marpan Supply, Inc., have been in the container services business in and around the Tallahassee area. And for the last 15 years or so, steady area growth meant that waste stream has been heavy with construction & demolition (C&D) debris. Seeing that, prompted Kim Williams, son of Marpan's owner and founder, to question the logic ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Animalistic heat

    Rearing animals requires a lot of patience, dedication and above all, constant warmth. Since this very year, a farmer from Schrozberg, Germany, relies on cost cutting technologies, namely solar thermal heating and wood chip heating. A constant temperature of 45 degrees Celsius is crucial to breed piglets. Enormous costs were the result of utilizing gas heating to provide a constant temperature ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

  • WEISS provides for the heat - and disposes of the waste case study

    The very first time PLIMOB learnt about Weiss was in 1995 at which time contacts at IKEA told about combustion plants from WEISS. IKEA is the most important customer for PLIMOB so the management listened to the recommendations. PLIMOB is producing wood furniture; large quantities of wood chips and sawdust are a spin-off effect from their production. Traditionally wood-working industries – ...


    By WEISS A/S

  • A second generation of clear-cut success

    Massachusetts clearing and grubbing contractor builds on a 43-year legacy with great people and great equipment. Some of the most desirable land in the Northeast lies within the rolling, wooded New England countryside. Among the clearing and grubbing contractors performing the important first step of commercial and residential development in the area, one of the better known is Letourneau ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Energy - World’s biggest bio fuel power plant

    Oy Alholmens Kraft Ab runs the biggest bio fuel fired power plant in the world. The plant is located in the town of Pietarsaari on the Finnish west coast. The plant uses mostly biotype materials as the power source. They include peat, bark, and wood and wood chips with coal as the backup reserve fuel. The total annual production is approximately 265 MW. The versatile power plant enables the ...


    By Kopar Oy

  • Allready-Box brings security to production of bioenergy

    Animal feed manufacturer Futtertrocknung Mindelheim eG of southern Germany has been operating a co-generation power station since 2008. During the summer months, this power station uses ecological methods to generate the heat and electricity the company needs to dry soilage. Utilizing a year-round, low-temperature heating network, it supplies local industrial firms and public institutions with ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • 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

  • 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

  • MPT CASE STUDY - Fortune 500 Pulp & Cellulose Products Company: Making a Good Process Better

    The Opportunity More than 150 pulp mills across the U.S.A. ...


  • Smart Series-Odor Management

    Tackling odors at composting facilities is a manageable task made simpler by inventorying and treating all sources and tapping into technology advances. Perhaps one of the most difficult realities that had to be faced 15 to 20 years ago by the composting universe is that the phrase, “odor-free” - at least when it comes to composting - is probably an oxymoron. Feedstocks that biodegrade within the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Bio Cabin Case Study

    Site background: As a result of a previously successful planning application on one of their other farms, The Hampton Estate management team agreed that biomass was the preferred fuel for this new project. The project was to build new housing including the conversion of an existing barn on the estate. Description of problem before installation: New heating system to ...


    By Ashwell Biomass Ltd

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