Making Biomass Pellets from Grass
Grass is familiar to everyone, which is distributed all over the world, such as farmland, residential green belt and square lawn, and you can see it everywhere and anytime in a year. Generally, it is used as feed for livestock and poultry, but now it can be a treasure with the way it present changed. That is biomass pellets.
The Benefits of Grass Pellets
Grass pellet is a kind of green energy resource. With the wide distribution and sustainability of raw materials, the biomass pellet becomes an available alternative to traditional fuels and relieves the shortage of fossil energy. What’s more, grass pellets can help keep agricultural open space, and provide a new revenue stream and profit center to the farmers and other landowners. It has a great potential as a low-tech, small-scale, renewable energy system that can be locally produced, processed and consumed. It has a positive impact on rural communities and helps people become independent from foreign oil.
Besides, grass pellet can be burned without emissions problems, and it has almost the same BTUs as wood pellet. Grass biomass pellet is much better for the environment because it emits less greenhouse gases than oil, coal and natural gas do. Furthermore, grass is perennial, does not require fertilization and can be grown on marginal farmland. Because of the rising cost of fossil fuels, the shortage of hardwood pellets and the need for energy resource, grass pellets have gained an extensive popularity. The most important point is that they can be made at home completely. Forming the grass into pellets allows the materials to be handled and stored easily, transported economically, and burned efficiently. One advantage to this method is that grasses dry in the field, which reduces the drying cost at a pellet mill.
Comparison between Grass Pellet and Wood Pellet
The combustion characteristics of grass pellets are different from wood pellets. Grass pellets in general will produce much higher ash content. And possibly create a clinker and slag formations. Fortunately, research has indicated that adding 20% wood pellets to the grass pellets will prevent this phenomenon. Another aspect of grass pellets that must be paid attention to before using in a pellet stove or boiler is the increased risk of corrosion. During combustion, many grass pellets at a higher temperature will generate corrosive called chloride. Most pellet stoves and boilers are designed to purely burn premium wood pellets. If grass pellets are used in most pellet stoves and boilers, it will accelerate corrosion, which could destroy the unit within a few years, so be very careful. Hemp grass pellets produce the least issues.
As for people who are interested in investing in biomass pellet industry, grass pellet mill is an ideal option because of the facile raw material and good performance. The raw materials for pellet mill can be grasses everywhere from lawns, grassland, or farmland like unwanted hay, switch grass, alfalfa, straw, etc. It is very convenient for people to start grass pellet making. The only thing you need to do is obtain the grass pellet machine.
Grass like weeds can be processed into pellets as fuel, in other words, the grass pellet mill can not only turn the waste materials into wealth, but also reduce the environment pollution and create economic value in commerce, which make it become more and more popular at present both at home and abroad. Now there has been a growing interest in grass pellets for the pellet fuel industries.
Grass pellet mill is different from wood pellet mill in feature. Generally, grass pellet mill operates at higher speed. The lower density makes grass easier to gelatinize. Higher productivity can be achieved through higher die speed, reducing the cost of grass pellets. Grass pellet mill is featured by compact structure, low consumption and large capacity. It can utilize all kinds of grasses to make pellets as fuel, while wood pellet mill is faced with a shortage of raw materials due to the forest protection.
Our grass pellet mill adopts advanced molding technology to increase the forming rate of grass pellets. The key components adopt wear-resisting materials. The main driving adopts high-precision gear drive. Imported high-quality bearing and oil seal are adopted to ensure efficient, stable and low noise whole machine operation. Therefore, our grass pellet machine is your ideal choice.