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How the Australian Pellet Plant Makes Biomass Pellets?

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A biomass pellet mill facility will be built on Australia's Kangaroo Island, thanks to a $5.5 million (€3.4 million) bushfire recovery grant.

Over the past 12 months, Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers (KIPT) has worked to secure diversified markets for dry product – logs produced from forests that have been damaged by bushfire, beyond the tolerance of traditional market exports. KIPT has been advised by Senator Jonathan Duniam , Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, that its application to the Forestry Recovery Development Fund has been successful.

The plant would be the company's timber processing hub at Timber Creek, a site which was damaged by the fires of summer 2020. The pellets would be exported using the chip-handling facility at the proposed Kangaroo Island Seaport at Smith Bay.

Benefits for Kangaroo Island would include a small-scale biomass power plant to support the pellet mill, which is capable of dispatching base-load power to the electricity grid. The use of carbon-neutral electricity would support the island's brand values ​​as a tourist destination and provider of high-quality agricultural produce.

“On the first anniversary of the tragic Kangaroo Island fires, I commend the Commonwealth Government and Assistant Minister Duniam on their vision and foresight in supporting this exciting project proposal,” said Keith Lamb, KIPT managing director. “Although I am confident that lessons learned from the wildfire will reduce the risk of conflagrations of the extent and intensity we saw last summer, the proposed pellet and power project would provide a market outlet for all plantation growers on Kangaroo Island who might experience fire damage in the future. This rebuilds confidence for the sector and the island economy."

Due diligence work on the pellet proposal continues with KIPT's project partners and the firm aims to have internal approval for the project in the first half of 2021.

complete biomass pellet mill
complete biomass pellet mill

How to Makes Biomass Pellets?

To build a complete biomass pellet mill, the equipment required is not just a biomass pellet machine, it requires the entire biomass pellet production line. And not only will you purchase machinery and equipment in a biomass pellet plant, you also need to understand the process and steps of the biomass pellet production line.

Raw material collection: There are many raw materials for the pellet machine, such as crop stalks, fruit shells, tree bark, sawdust, etc. Before production, it is necessary to store enough raw material requirements for at least one week to avoid delaying normal production. At the same time, the stored raw materials must be safe: fire and rain.

Raw material crushing: When the granule is machined, the requirement of the raw material is 3-5MM, so the raw materials we collect need to be crushed except for the sawdust. Depending on the size of the raw materials, we can choose a cutter head crusher or a hammer crusher. For details, please consult our technical department.

Raw material drying: The biomass pellet machine is very strict with the moisture content of the raw material, and the moisture content is no more than 18%. If the water content is too high or too much water, the particles will be broken but not formed.

Raw material transportation: In order to save labor, we generally configure a transportation device. The processed raw materials are sent to the feed port of the granulator through a conveyor.

Raw material granulation: The biomass pellet machine is the most important equipment of the entire production line. According to the output and use, the pellet machine has two categories, flat die and ring die, and eight models are available. Here we focus on introducing the 560 ring die pellet machine. The pellet machine has a power of 90KW and an output of about 1.5 tons per hour. It is an expert in pressing raw materials with poor adhesion. The equipment has stable operation, strong pressure, high density of produced particles, high forming rate and combustion resistance.

Particle cooling: The temperature of freshly made biomass particles is as high as 80 or 90 degrees. If bagging at this time will cause a fire, it must be cooled to room temperature by a cooler before bagging and storing.

Granule packaging: The cooled and complete granules are conveyed to the packaging machine by a conveyor, and the packaging machine performs measurement and bag packaging, and finally sends them to the finished product warehouse. Then it can be sold directly.

The biomass pellet fuel production line equipment produced by Richi Machinery is suitable for wood chips, sawdust, bamboo chips, wooden shavings, shavings, barley straw, oat straw, wheat straw, rye straw, rice straw, sorghum straw, corn stalk, potato Raw materials such as vines, legume stems, peanut vines, agricultural and forestry wastes and various organic matter. If you want to know more about biomass pellet production line equipment, welcome to click Complete Application Solution For Various Biomass Pellet Production Line.

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