Biomass & Pelletizing - Producing Fuel, Liberating Untapped Energy
Biomass Systems, Biomass Energy
Biomass systems from Vecoplan process and prepare all types of lignocellulosic biomass to be used as a feedstock for the production of fuel. Biomass refers to all organic matter, or in other words, the material that all plants and animals, living or dead, are made-up of. Lignocellulose, composed of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, is the technical term for plant matter. Since plants live and grow they are, by nature, a renewable resource. Wood has been, and continues to be, the most common type of renewable biomass utilized as biomass waste and biomass pellets fuel, but virtually all biomass can be used to generate energy. Vecoplan's mechanical preparation systems maximize the effective and efficient reclamation of energy from any lignocellulosic biomass feedstock with the creation of biomass pellet, biomass biofuels and biomass pellets from a biomass pelletizer making machine.
In addition to harvested wood and forestry residues, these feedstocks include energy crops and agricultural residues, as well as biowaste found in commercial, industrial and consumer waste streams. Vecoplan has built systems that process all of these biomass feedstocks. In the biomass pellets maker manufacturing process, these systems range from simple to sophisticated. It depends on the composition of the biomass fed into the system and the type of fuel that it is being converted to. Conversion of biomass to biofuel is achieved by methods broadly classified as: thermal, chemical and biochemical. Vecoplan has experience building feedstock prep systems for all of these biofuel conversion methods.
The basic categories - thermal, chemical and biochemical - of converting biomass into biofuels encompass a broad range of conversion technologies that produce an even larger spectrum of end-product fuels. Biomass pellet mill and alternative fuel and energy biomass conversion technologies include gasification, plasma gasification, plasma arc gasification, torrefaction, pyrolysis, thermal depolymerization, anaerobic digestion, mechanical biological treatment (MBT), and fermentation. These technologies convert biomass into fuels such as syngas, methane, methanol, cellulosic ethanol, biodiesel, other biofuels, other second-generation liquid transportation fuels, or as pellets from the result of biomass pellet fuel production.
Biofuel systems, from Vecoplan, are an integral part of this equation. Vecoplan delivers turnkey systems that process biomass as a feedstock for a wide variety of biofuel conversion technologies. These include technologies, like commercial wood pellet manufacturing equipment, that produce biofuels in solid, liquid and gas forms. Vecoplan systems ensure that the biomass feedstock is prepared precisely to fit the specifications needed for particular biofuel conversion technologies for a biofuel pellet machine, paper pellet equipment, paper pellet mill equipment, biomass pelleting maker machine, commercial biomass pellet mill, paper pelletizer machine, paper pelletizing plant, biomass pelletizer mill, biomass pelletizing plant, wood pellet processing equipment, or for wood pelletizing equipment.
The biomass pelleting machinery and biomass pellet mill production line included in Vecoplan prep systems is determined by the composition of the biomass feeding into the system and the specifications required on the prepared material that will be fed into a particular biofuel conversion technology such as wood pelletizer equipment or paper pelleting machine. Biomass pellet machines and technologies available from Vecoplan for biomass conversion prep systems include: Receiving stations, Primary size reduction, Screening, Air classification, Metals separation, Optical sorting, Secondary shredding, Storage, Testing, Metered feeding, Conveying between workstations, and Integrated controls for the entire system. Most systems employ some, but not all of these.