Biomass and pellets

What can you pelletize?

  • Hay for high-quality animal feed
  • Cereal straw, maize straw, miscanthus, husks into litter pellet
  • Miscanthus, cereal straw, husks into fuel pellets
  • Fermentation residues from biogas plants to fertilizer pellets
  • Dried manure or horse manure into fertilizer pellets

You can process these forms:

  • Round bales up to 1.80 m
  • Square bales up to 1.50 m
  • Loose material

You can process these materials:

  • wheat straw
  • barley straw
  •  rye straw
  •  hay
  • Corn Straw / Corn Spindles
  • miscanthus
  • dried digestates
  • husks
  • canola straw
  •  linen straw
  • Dried manure / liquid manure

The advantages of pellet production

General:

  • Compaction from bale to pellet about 5:1
  • Less transport effort
  • Significantly reduced transport costs
  • Less space required for storage
  • Low residual moisture

Fuel pellets:

  • Higher energy density
  • Flexible application possibilities
  • Can also be used in smaller systems

Litter:

  • Significantly higher suction power of up to 400
  • Easy handling: max. 25kg bags
  • abacterial, hygienic pellets (approx. 100°C pressing temperature)

Straw or wood pellets?

Similarities:

  • Renewable raw materials – CO2 neutral combustion
  • Almost the same calorific value of around 4.9 kWh/kg
  • Up to 30% savings potential compared to oil and gas
  • Same delivery and storage systems
  •  Combustion in biomass pellet stoves
  •  Good dosing and handling
  • High efficiency
  • Independent of fossil fuels

Differences:

  • Straw is available at shorter intervals
  • Demand for wood exceeds supply
  • Straw is a waste product in agriculture
  • Wood can be used “more sensibly”
  • After combustion, the high-quality ash can be used for fertilization 
  • energy expenses
  • Wood: 4.8 ct/kWh
  • Straw: 3.8 ct/kWh