Project Name: Elephant Grass Pelletizer Plant
Raw Materials: Elephant Grass / Giant King Grass / Napier Grass / Uganda Grass / Miscanthus
Plant Output: Produce 2 ton grass pellets per hour.
Project Location: Philippines
This pelletizer plant was designed and constructed for one of our client in the Philippines, who own a plantation of elephant grass. With this plant, he can make biomass fuel pellets from the energy crop. Besides, he will get shredded grass which will be used as chicken bedding. It will produce 500~700kg grass pellets per hour. (Related Product: Mini Grass Pellet Production Unit for Sale )
Field Visit (our client's elephant grass plantation)
Crushed Grass for Chicken Bedding
The term Elephant grass may refer to the following grass species:
- The African Pennisetum purpureum, also known as Napier grass, Uganda grass or giant king grass.
- The Eurasian Saccharum ravennae, also known as ravennagrass or ekra
- The South Asian Miscanthus fuscus, also used as a biomass crop
Photos of the Elephant Grass Pelletizing Project
The production of Giant King Grass pellets is a five-step process, which involves drying where the moisture content is reduced to 10%, crushing to smaller bits, pelleting using ring die type pellet machine, cooling down to normal temperature and packing into containers.
Project Under Construction
Grass Chopper / Cutter outside the Factory
Hay / Grass Pelletizer Machine (Ring Die Type)
Pellets Cooling and Cooling Process
Giant King Grass is Good Material for Pelletizing Production
Giant King Grass due to its similar constitution to Corn Stover and Miscanthus, and due to the fact that it provides heat value of about 7,900 B.T.U per dry pond which is higher than the aforementioned sources and produces energy up to 18.4 MJ per kilogram, has become a great source for biomass energy pellet production. lts higher yield, low cost of production, ease of processing and the fact that it requires very less fertilizers and no pesticides makes it a better candidate. Abundance of this grass also reduces the cost significantly. Giant King Grass does not just reduce the cost of energy, it also reduces the carbon footprint for production due to its near zero utilization of fertilizers and pesticides.
Market of Elephant Grass Pellets
Governments, industries as well as scientific community have been looking for alternate sources of energy for the past decade, especially energy sources that are renewable. Biomass energy has gained importance as a great alternative, renewable source of energy during this time.
The very fast growing, high yield, low cost, low maintenance Giant King Grass or Elephant grass has become the most ideal biomass energy source to grow in the tropical and sub-tropic regions. With abundant sunshine and water, Giant King Grass can be harvested in as less as 195 days and every 120 days subsequently. The significance of the Giant King-Grass Pellet Production Line can be determined after considering the advantages of this energy source and the market in detail.
Elephant Grass Pelletizer Plant Cost
Our first elephant grass pelletizing project was constructed in 2011 while the location is in the Guangdong Province of China. The major raw material is the Giant King-Grass. The total investment stands at R.M.B 13 million. And aside from drying and grinding, the project line also covers chopping, pelletizing and pressing, chopping, grinding, drying, and pelletizing. The capacity of production is about 10,000 tns per year while the gross production stands at R.M.B 250 per ton. The sales price is R.M.B 85. The target market is the Pearl River-Delta region and finally, the quality of the pellet is giant king-grass pellets that contain 8.8% moisture and with a 4.72 k Whlkg calorific value. (Related Article: How to Start a Biomass Pellet Plant?)
A review of the facts presented here, points to the advantages that Giant-King Grass biomass pellets provide and the profit potential to venture into this market. The project that finds the most abundant source of energy always holds great potential in any market. For more details please contact us or leave us a question.