For a long time, RICHI has accumulated rich experience in the pellet production lines construction, and has established cooperative relations with thousands of customers in more than 130 countries and regions, providing complete solutions for animal feed mill plants, aqua feed production lines, wood pellet production line, and agricultural waste biomass pellet production lines, organic fertilizer production line, cat litter production lines, etc., and provide services covering the entire life cycle of products.
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After the 1-1.2TPH customized wood pellet production line in South Africa, the 1-1.2t/h wood pellet production line in Congo, and the 1-1.2TPH wood pellet production line in Angola, this is a new wood pellet processing project for RICHI in Africa. It belongs to semi-automatic pellet production line.
On December 21, 2022, the 2-2.5 t/h biomass pellet plant in South Africa project was signed, and the plant cost was nearly $160,000.
In fact, we have exported thousands of feed equipment and more than 100 animal feed pellet production lines to 90% of African countries. Therefore, we can clearly feel that many African customers have also seen the business opportunities and prospects of developing biomass pellet processing business in Africa.
This 2-2.5 t/h biomass pelletizing plant in South Africa project is very typical: the customer uses various raw materials such as wood chips, wood chips, straw, hay, tree trunks, etc. to process biomass pellets. This is the case for many customers now. Because only one raw material is used, it is impossible to guarantee a long-term sufficient supply of raw materials.
Especially for single processing wood pellets, sufficient wood waste is required. But in practical application, agricultural waste is a larger resource group. Therefore, more and more people are now studying the mixed granulation of various biomass raw materials, and in actual tests, the combustion effect is very good, the calorific value is high, and the environmental protection is also good.
To be precise, this 2-2.5 t/h biomass pellet plant in South Africa project is not just a wood pellet production line project, but a biomass pellet production line project. The biomass pellet fuel produced by this project has high volatile content, easy precipitation, good carbon activity, flammability, less ash content, fast ignition, more fuel saving and lower use cost.
The formed biomass wood pellets are small in size, high in specific gravity, high in density, resistant to combustion, convenient for storage and transportation, and have a calorific value of 3900-4800 kcal. They are ideal new fuels and are widely used in domestic stoves and hot water boilers, industrial boilers and biomass power plants, etc.
Under the background of great prospects for biomass pellet processing, the client of this project invested 160,000 US dollars to build this construction project with an annual output of 6,000 tons of biomass pellets in order to seize market opportunities.
The total land area of the project is 10,000m², and the total construction area is 6,400m², including production workshops (slicing area, crushing area, granulation area), drying workshop, finished product warehouse, raw material warehouse, living and office buildings, etc.
The total land area of the 2-2.5 t/h biomass pellet plant in South Africa project is 10,000m², and the total construction area is 6,400m2, including production workshops (slicing area, crushing area, and granulation area), drying workshops, finished product warehouses, raw material warehouses, living and office buildings, etc.
Steel structure factory building with a construction area of 500m2:
For drying crushed materials, steel structure factory building with a construction area of 2500m2;
Raw material warehouse
Used for stacking raw materials, steel structure factory building with a construction area of 500m2;
1# finished product warehouse
Finished product warehouse, used to stack finished biomass pellets, steel structure workshop, construction area 1000m2;
2# finished product warehouse
Spare finished product warehouse, used for stacking biomass pellet finished products, steel structure workshop, construction area 1000m2;
Residential and office space
3F, used for living and office purposes, with a building area of 900m2 and a brick-concrete structure;
Power distribution system
Powered by the local power grid;
Water supply and drainage system
Water supply from local tap water pipe network;
260m2, used for vehicle parking;
Roads in the factory area
940m2, used for vehicle traffic and material turnover in the factory area.
|Biomass Wood Chipper||1|
|Wood Hammer Mill Grinder||1|
|Biomass Materials Dryer||2|
|Wood Pellet Making Machine||2|
|Automatic Packaging Machine||1|
|Electric Control Cabinet||1|
|Straw, hay||3200 t/a|
|Biomass pellets||45 t|
|Product name||Annual Production||Product Quality Standard|
|Biomass pellets||6000t||Total moisture≤15%, ash≤10%, sulfur≤0.2%, calorific value≥14MJ/Kg|
Sawdust and waste wood, raw and auxiliary materials of the project, are purchased from nearby wood processing factories, and straw is purchased from local farmers.
The 2-2.5 t/h biomass pellet plant in South Africa project does not generate waste water during the production process, and the main waste water is domestic sewage. The project has 10 employees, and the domestic water consumption is about 420m3/a; the displacement is calculated as 80% of the water consumption, so the displacement is 336m3/a.
The dust generated by the crushing and granulation of the project (3 sets of equipment in total) is processed by the bag filter supporting each equipment and discharged in the workshop; the waste gas generated by the drying furnace (2 sets) is treated by the cyclone dust collector supporting the equipment and then passed 15 meters high exhaust pipe discharge.
The solid waste generated during the operation of the project mainly includes domestic garbage, dust collected by the dust collector, iron filings from magnetic separation, and ash generated from biomass combustion in the drying furnace.
According to factors such as project terrain, external natural conditions and access and factory roads, the overall layout of the 2-2.5 t/h biomass pellet plant in South Africa is as follows:
The layout of the factory area can meet the requirements of the wood pellet production process, and the operation line is continuous, short and convenient. The layout of the buildings complies with fire protection, sanitation regulations and various safety regulations and requirements, and appropriate greening is arranged on both sides of the road and around the buildings.
Forestry being a major industrial sector in South Africa, woody biomass suitable for making pellets is readily available in bulk amounts from forests and sawmills. Initiation of multiple environment protection programs is also providing substantial woody biomass for pellets et production. This will create a Lucrative opportunity for market players who want to enter the region.
The South African government is also taking proactive measures to reduce dependency on coal-fired plants. For instance, the government is currently building a 25MW biomass plant as a part of its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme. As a part of this initiative, the biomass plant will use wood pellets and biomass pellets made from waste material from the surrounding plantations for power generation.
The Benefit of Wood Pellets HUGE POTENTIAL in Terms of Contributing to a More Sustainable and Green Economy. However, The Development of New Wood Pellet or SimiLAR C Lean Energy Value Chains is a Slow Process, Difficult to Implement, and Requires Sustaind between business, government and local communities.
South Africa will be benefiting the most from the current clean energy boom. The country is setting up more wood pellet factories to boost its production rate and exporting them to Europe, in order to make more profit. European countries are importing more biomass Pellets, as more and more countries are switching to wood pellets for domestic heating purposes. Now, over 60% of overall biomass pellet sales currently come from Europe.
Based on the aforementioned factors, the future of the wood pellet market in Africa looks bright and promising over the upcoming decade.