Biomass, the by-product of pulp and paper, agriculture, and municipal sludge, is perhaps the oldest source of renewable energy on Earth. Biomass' use in energy production is currently growing worldwide at an exponential rate. Studies show the by-product could provide up to 14% of U.S. electricity consumption in coming decades due to its clean, sustainable, and economical nature. The demand is present and with multiple challenges associated with drying biomass which need to be mitigated, it's smart to trust the experts at Vulcan® Systems.
When used on a variety of cellulose materials, such as brewers grains, grass, and sawdust, Vulcan® Systems Biomass Drying Systems increase the materials' energy value while also producing a high-quality source of energy.
Processing begins in the dryer. Vulcan® Systems' Direct Fired Rotary Dryers are proven performers, producing a high-volume, low moisture product that is consistent and easy to ship and store. After passing through the dryer, dried biomass is discharged to a conveyor for further sorting. The vapor from the process is pulled through the air pollution control system to remove fine particulates from the vapor stream.
Even though biomass is possibly the oldest source of renewable energy on Earth, when taken through Vulcan® Systems' drying process, it has more added value than conventional biomass. Vulcan® Systems will help you capture a new revenue stream in a biomass drying system while efficiently mitigating the processing challenges that come with air pollution, emissions, and vapor.