Canadian Biomass Magazine

Harvesting
Fecon debuts Bio-Harvester

 Bio-Harvester  
Apr. 8, 2010 – The Fecon Bio-Harvester is a unique piece of forestry equipment that simultaneously fells, chips, and collects biomass.


April 8, 2010
By Canadian Biomass
Bio-Harvester at work  

Apr. 8, 2010 – The Fecon Bio-Harvester is a unique piece of forestry equipment
that simultaneously fells, chips, and collects biomass. The material is chipped
using Fecon chipper knives or carbide tools and then augured into a material
fan and blown into a collection unit. The harvesting head is mounted on a Fecon
FTX440 crawler mulcher or large agricultural tractor (minimum 250 hp). The
FTX440 has the ability to withstand forest conditions and to tow a collection
unit. The Bio-Harvester enables the use of hazardous forest fuel loads, habitat
restoration materials, and plantation thinning residues, providing a
non-agricultural renewable energy biomass supply. The Bio-Harvester targets
material six inches in diameter and smaller. The harvester produces chips from
previously unused and fire-prone ladder fuel material. The chips can then
be used to produce bioenergy.

The
Bio-Harvester is being tested in various applications to increase productivity
and provide a commercially competitive biomass harvesting system. The Fecon
Bio-Harvester will be a vital tool as the North America works to increase the
economic usage of renewable energy.

www.fecon.com, 1-800-528-3113


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