Our pre-processing capabilities
To get the most out of your biorenewable materials, it is often necessary to prepare them for further use. This is especially the case with biomass (incl. waste), as these often have high water content and are bulky. We have a dedicated range of pre-processing equipment to be able to help from start to finish with your biomass – including drying, milling, pelletising and oil pressing.
At our facilities, we have the equipment to dry large volumes of plant material, hull seeds, press the oil from seeds, mill both wet and dry materials to a range of sizes and produce pellets. Beyond this, we also have the capability for pre-processing biomass via enzymatic processing. All our systems are typically in the 1-100 litre/1-100kg range and use technologies that are available at commercial scale and therefore pre-processing carried out in our facility can easily be carried forward into full manufacturing.
The macerator is capable of reducing solids to small pieces; producing slurries and processing biomass materials with high water content.
Our microbiology laboratory offers a range of equipment allowing users to safely handle, store and work with a variety of aerobic and anaerobic microbes, at ACDP hazard category II level.
Pelletising is the process of compressing light material into the form of a pellet. This has many advantages, mainly by reducing dust in transport and increasing the density of the material being transported.
We have a range of pre-processing equipment to enable us to work with the interesting oils found in seed crops.
Size reduction & grading
Size reduction equipment, such as a cutting mill, a hammer mill or a granulator, with capacities ranging from 4 kg/h to 100 kg/h.