Ethanol processing equipment plays an extremely important part in processing cellulosic fibers from forest residue and agricultural byproducts into a more environmemtal friendly emission biofuel. Ethanol can be processed commercially in two ways, wet or dry. The wet milling process separates the grain kernel into parts such as germ, fiber and starch before being fermented. The dry milling process ground the entire grain into flour. The starch in the flour is converted into ethanol when it is being fermented.
Ethanol processing equipment can have multiple steps and machinery to be the most efficient at producing ethanol biofuels. These can include air classifiers to remove dust and other debris. A hammermill is used to grind particles into uniform sizes. Airlocks are used to make sure the materials are being properly metered. A sifter is used for sifting and classifying. The classifier mill can grind an classify uniform particles at the same time. Automated equipment is great for batching, weighing and processing to reduce labor. Compactors compact the particles to minimize the volume and density. A vibrating screen can come in various sizes and provide uniform particles. They are also very cost effective. Flake breakers minimize large materials or goods into tiny granules. These are good for house goods, like detergents, sugar, fertilizer and more.
Material weighing systems provide very accurate batching and weighing controls. It can range from hundreds of materials to thousands of formulas. Fine grinders can reduce or lessen heat sensitive particles and provide better dust management. Some equipment can also be control panels that can be logically programmed to fit various jobs or projects.