Turning Horse Manure into Fuel Pellets

Fuel pellets can be obtained by compressing any one of many different materials. We are often asked questions about the use of waste materials for producing fuel pellets. It is true that most waste materials can be used for this purpose, but only some of them result in a good fuel. Horse manure and horse stable waste are among those few.

horse manure fuel pellets manufacturing process

Biomass Pelleting Machine Is Suitable for Horse Manure

Actually, when burning the pellets made from horse manure or horse bedding wastes, there is no urine smell. This is because that the manure or wastes are dried before pelletizing. The smell is gone. Besides, the heat during the pelletizing process encapsulates the pellet. With the right preprocessing and quality biomass pelleting machine, you can made premium fuel pellets from horse manure and horse barn wastes, which smells like common wood pellets when burning.

biomass pelleting machine for horse manure and  bedding wastes

Since it is often costly to properly dispose of these types of manure, the producer who chooses to compress them into fuel pellets often using a biomass pelleting machine is actually killing two birds with a single stone. As concerns dry horse manure, the base bedding material will most often be either shavings, straw, hay or even wood pellets. To be suitable for pellet production, bedding and horse manure which are ready for disposal must first be dried. (Related Product: Small Pellet Machine for Home Use)

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Horse Manure Drying System

A drying system generally uses a Bio burner to produce boiling water which is in turn used in drying the horse manure. The manure generally has to be dried to a moisture level below 15% to be suitable for use; before the drying process, its moisture level is typically about 40%. Two large augers are required for such a system.

horse manure drying system for pelletizing production
Pourlty / Livestock Manure Drying Equipment

The material gets into a hammer mill equipped with a large screen, after passing through the first auger. This serves to enhance the drying process by sending more particles down. After having passed through the second auger and having completed the drying process, the material passes through a 5 mm-hammer mill screen, after which it can be taken to the pelleting machine. This drying process is very important because, without it, the hammer mill would simply be blocked by the wet material passing through it. Fuel pellets of sizes 6mm and 8mm for boilers and stoves, can be obtained from these tiny particles of dry horse manure. (Related Equipment: Chicken Manure Fertilizer Pellet Making Machine >>)


Horse manure pellets are highly promising for local production, since they generate a high BTU and produce only small quantities of ash and emission fuel. Thank you for reading. Please write a comment below and if you ever had any pressing questions, feel free to contact us.

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