This Drum Dryer Will Get Your Attention
Brazil particleboard manufacturer Berneck S.A. is implementing what is believed to be the world’s largest drum dryer—36 m long and a diameter of 7.8 m—at its plant in Curitibanos, Santa Catarina. Dieffenbacher is supplying the drum dryer as well as an 84 MW energy system.
The grate of the 84 MW energy system will have a size of 106 m². The drum dryer, at 155% material moisture, will achieve a throughput of 43 tonnes per hour.
Headquartered in Araucária in the Brazilian state of Paraná, Berneck S.A. specializes in MDP, MDF and HDF production.
The European Parliament voted in mid-September to recognize primary woody biomass as a renewable energy source, keeping its classification under both the first Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and RED II. According to news reports, the vote was a critical move to meet the ambitious EU Parliament goal to increase the use of renewable energy to 45% by 2030, and for achieving the EU’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050…
Komatsu Ltd. jointly with Ishikawa Agriculture and Forestry Research Center and ASAHI AGRIA CO., LTD., a manufacturer of fertilizers, has successfully converted wood ash from the biomass boilers in operation at Komatsu’s Awazu plant in the Kaga area of Ishikawa Prefecture.
Mercer International Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the parent company of HIT (Holz Industrie Torgau) for €270 million. HIT owns, among other things, 100% of a timber processing and value-add pallet production facility in Torgau, Germany and a wood processing facility in Dahlen, Germany that produces garden products…
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