What is pellet biomass?
Pellet biomass is a renewable, cost-effective fuel made out of various agricultural elements, wood wastes, grasses, and various residues from forestry. On special occasions, biomass will require the addition of moisture. The primary reason is that the biomass comprises multiple components that make the resulting pellets dense after going through pelletization in the Biomass Pellet Machine.
If the pellets are moisturized, they may not burn efficiently. That means you would find it difficult to use them either in the furnace or for other chosen purposes. Ideally, the pellets should burn with a good combustion efficiency. The most recommended way to make biomass pellets is to use a biomass pellets machine.
How do you make biomass pellets using a biomass pellet machine?
The biomass pellet machine works with the help of various components, including a disc, pressure roller, among others. All the biomass is evenly placed on a millstone when you place the raw materials in a working room. When triggered by the spindle, the disc begins to rotate to begin the pellet production process.
Meanwhile, the pressure roller progressively squeezes the raw material through the die holes after rolling over them to achieve the correct consistency. The raw materials are formed and preserved for a specific time in the die holes. The amount of time that the raw materials stay in the die hole depends on the type of biomass pellet machine. The more superior the machine, the shorter it takes to squeeze the raw materials through the die holes.
Once the raw materials are squeezed out of the die holes, cylindrical-shaped pellet-like units are formed. The units are then taken to a cutter, cut down to form pellets. It is essential to note that you should not mix these pellets with water or glue to mold them.
What are the disadvantages of biomass?
While biomass fuels are considered efficient while in use, there are a few disadvantages that you may experience when using them. Some of these disadvantages include but are not limited to the following:
Low efficiency than fossil fuels
Some biofuels need to be fortified using fossil fuels to boost their efficiency. The fortification allows them to be more efficient than in their original state. Ethanol is an example of biofuel with lower efficiency than other fossil fuels.
Presence of impurities
Technically, biomass is usually clean and comprises neutral carbon. However, when biomass has other components, for example, animal and human wastes, gases like methane increase, thus contributing to the depletion of the environment. Other elements such as ash from burnt wood make biomass impure. The presence of these impurities contributes to the depletion of the environment.
How to care for a biomass pellet machine
Biomass pellet machines can be helpful in various ways, both directly and indirectly. Meaning it does a lot that you may think. Therefore, the machines may need care and maintenance at some point.
When caring for the biomass pellet machine, you should first pre-check to find out the areas that need maintenance. So, pay attention to the crucial gearbox, transmission shaft, motor, and electrical control cabinet. So too, you should frequently lubricate the moveable parts to allow easy movement. This way, your biomass pellet machine will last for a long.