Mobile and stationary briquetters
January 14, 2010
By Canadian Biomass
Jan. 14, 2010 – Briquetting Systems supplies briquetters to make industrial fuel
pucks and consumer fuel products. They are available in modular systems with
capacities of 500 pounds/hour to 0.5 million tons/year. The mobile design is a
20-foot ship container, and the systems are also available in various formats
for installation in stationary facilities.
The cost of operation and capital for fuel puck manufacturing is substantially less
than that for wood pellets. Fuel pucks can be used in applications where
pellets are used and have similar heating values and bulk densities. They will
max out the load of a truck or train car. Most fibres can be briquetted,
including wood, agricultural, and paper feedstocks.
Multiple systems are available for processing green slash and small-diameter logs. With
the mobile model, the equipment can be taken to the source of the fibre,
maximizing logistics and transport costs.
Fuel pucks can be used for heating greenhouses and institutions, as well as
co-firing in electricity generation plants. Briquetters have also been used to
process torrified fibre. Torrified fibre is waterproof and has higher heat
values. Also fuel pucks can be made in quartered fashion, which is the size of
cubes, but denser. In this way, fuel pucks can be fed through all types of
feeding and transport systems similar to those used for pellets.
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