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Canada Converts Cardboard Waste Into Biomass Fuel Pellets

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The partnership between Aurora College’s research division and the Gwich’in-owned company builds on earlier feasibility studies that found 60 tonnes of Inuvik’s cardboard waste could be diverted from the landfill and turned into pellets.

Cardboard Waste
Cardboard Waste

Efforts to re-use products in the north got a cash injection Feb. 9 after Aurora Research Institute announced it, alongside business partner Delta Reach Enterprises, has been awarded a $95,000 grant from the federal government to continue its studies into the feasibility of using cardboard pellets as an alternate source of heat and explore other potential opportunities for recycling in the Beaufort Delta region

In the works since 2017, the project involved retrofitting an old building into the new Inuvik Pellet Mill, which began operation in fall of 2019. Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal and N.W.T. MP Michel McLeod got a virtual tour of the facility the same day of the announcement.

“The establishment of the Inuvik Pellet Mill will provide a platform of research, development and innovation addressing energy issues in the North,” said Aurora College vice president of research Joel McAlister. “Micro-energy production alternatives show promise in reducing grid energy demands, while providing novel economic energy production opportunities for small northern communities such as Inuvik and the surrounding Beaufort Delta region.”

Future plans for the facility, the announcement reads, include expanding recycling infrastructure and examining other potential areas for recycling and waste-to-heat programs, as well as establishing supply chains to bring cardboard waste from other communities in the Beaufort Delta.

Initially began through the ARI by researchers Matthew Dares and Patrick Gall, the project made use of a pellet machine first acquired in 2018 to create use-able pellets from cardboard waste. It began creating pellets in May of 2018 and data on the effectiveness was gathered until March of 2019. Those feasibility studies concluded the project could keep up to sixty tonnes of cardboard out of the landfill each year.

How to Make Waste Cardboard Into Biomass Fuel Pellets?

Ideally, if you’re going to try and make cardboard pellets you want to get hold of a cross-cutting shredder. A shredder which can crosscut the cardboard into 5mm x 5mm squares would be perfect for feeding into the pellet mill. However, there are very few crosscutting shredders of a suitable size to process cardboard sheets. Hence, consider using a hammer mill. The crushed paper scraps are sent to the waste paper pellet machine through a conveyor for pelletization, and then the produced pellets are cooled, sieved, and packaged.

Canada 2-3 t/h Full Automatic Biomass Wood Pellet Line Project

he main raw material of the customer is wood chips with 50% moisture, and wood chips with 50% moisture need to be made into 6-12mm biomass wood pellets. In this 2-3 t / h Full Automatic Biomass Wood Pellet Line, the biggest problem is the workshop part. The customer has a very very special type of workshop and is very small. We need to customize the production line to suit the workshop production. To this end, our technical engineers provided design drawings, including workshop production line layout, basic drawings, steel structure installation drawings, equipment installation drawings and control cabinet drawings. The user trusted our professionalism and paid directly online. After the production line is put into production, it can be used to produce biomass and wood particles of different sizes.

Cardboard Waste pellets are typically mixed with coal or wood before being conveyed into the boiler. Co-burning paper pellets takes a little more effort than burning a single kind of fuel. Yet, for the company that wants to save money, develop the region’s economy, and improve some of its fuel handling, it may be the right choice for the fuel needs. To process the waste paper, the pellet mill is necessary. There are some essential matters to be paid attention to.

The Benefits of Cardboard Waste Pellet

1. Quality: cardboard waste pellets are made to meet the quality demands of the energy system. They are very dense, and the Btu content is similar to coal. The dry processing gives them extremely low moisture content.

Cardboard Waste Pellet
Cardboard Waste Pellet

2. Cost: The price of paper pellets is one direct benefit and the main lure for customers. Transportation is the highest cost component, therefore, the distance of your industry from the pellet manufacturer may be the biggest determinant of its economic value.

3. Environment: cardboard waste pellets have less sulfur and produce less carbon monoxide than coal, which makes them a little more attractive. Compared to wood, paper has less formaldehyde. Besides, using recycled paper for pellets is effective in reducing landfill waste.

4. Lubrication: cardboard waste pellet dust can lubricate the burning system. It is found that paper pellets absorb some of the moisture on coal, allowing the coal to flow more easily on its way to burning.

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