Experience Reporting Planning

June 6, 2016

Assessment of the benefits of torrefizierte pellets. The successful operation of a wood pelleting plant in economic terms is primarily dependent on the procurement market of the feedstock and the secured markets. In Germany, the demand is satisfied after wood pellets of domestically produced products and imports. The interplay of supply and demand in the feedstock and the produced end products (DIN plus or industrial pellets) determine the price indications. In Germany, the site factor (chain) due to the relatively short transport routes and the good infrastructure plays a relatively minor role for domestically produced wood pellets.

Economic and quantitative security of supply with suitable input material, in combination with a secure sales market is critical to the economic success of an operator due to the availability and cost structure (local / international). In contrast, the situation in many eastern regions presents itself differently. Due to the large Availability of wood exists for generations a strong timber industry. In the past master Holzer were taken primarily for local consumption and for export. Finished wood products are re imported part.

To increase the value chains in the country, processing enterprises have been supported in the past, or levied duties on root wood and wood products exports. Because the processing plants due to their spatial isolation have no markets for sawdust or wood by-products, a disposal problem in many cases “emerged. The reason is the large amount of processed wood and the attack related to wood by-products (sawdust). Due to the relatively high water content, the low density and the wide logistics routes, the transport of fresh wood shavings and wood by-products in most cases represents uneconomical. In this context, the price of using material plays for a wood pelleting in such regions a minor role compared to Germany. In contrast, logistics is a special challenge, and represents a significant cost factor. Thus, sites with access to railways and waterways are preferred. Because wood pellets are sensitive to water entry, is the transport and storage of pellets in many cases similar in grain. In contrast, open-air storage and transport in open wagons is much cheaper. In many cases, such an infrastructure exist based on the transport of coal. as these. For this reason, an interest in the Torrefizierung of biomass and the subsequent compression (E.g. pelleting) has evolved in these regions. The water-repellent properties and increasing the energy density are regarded as primarere benefits. The pellet plant ARKAIM, East of Khabarovsk Krai, Russia serves as an example of a Pellet. It is a plant with a capacity of approx. 240,000 t / a set on 2 lines with a total of 8 Pellet Press. General exporter in this project, the company r.e.m. is Engineering AG.

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