Project Name: Full Scale Biofuel Pelletizing Factory
Processing Raw Material: Palm Fiber
Project Capacity: Produce about 1.5 ton palm pellets per hour
Factory Location: Malaysia
This is one of our biomass pelletizing factory established in Malaysia. The client use palm fiber as the main raw material. It is a complete production of biomass pellets which includs the process of crushing, drying, pelleting, cooling and bagging. The following photos were taken during the cusntruction of the factory. For more info such as equipment list and project cost, feel free to contact us! Tell us your needs and you will get a quick response in one business day! (Related Article: Solutions for 1-2Tons Wood Pellet Line)
Factory Inside Finished Construction
Our Client of this Pellet Making Factory
The Differences between Palm Pellets
The palm pellets in the biomass market come in different varieties. These include: Mesocarp pellet, EFB pellet and the oil palm tree trunk pellet. EFB pellet is the most recognized variety. Besides palm pellet, we also can offer equipment for manufacturing palm briquettes.
EFB, Palm Fiber and Oil Palm Trunk
The distinction in palm pellets is caused by the use of different raw materials for manufacture. Each variety of palm pellet is therefore named according to the materials used to make it. You maybe also interested in Palm Kernel Shell Pelletizing Plant.
Below are varieties and the raw materials used for each:
- EFB Pellet: Empty fruit bunches from the crude palm oil mill.
- Mesocarp Pellet: Mesocarp is a type of short fibre extracted from the oil palm fruit.
- Trunk Pellet: After the palm oil trees in a plantation reach 20 years, the plantation is demolished and fresh palm oil trees are planted. The a great part of old trees are sent to the pellet factory. They are used in the manufacture of the oil palm tree trunk pellets.
Palm Fiber Pelletizing Process
The palm fiber pelletizing process includes 5 simple stages. These are: Grinding, drying, pelleting, cooling and finally packaging. However, each stage should be carried out carefully for a high quality final product. (Recommoned Article: How to Start a Wood Pellet Plant Step by Step?)
1. Pre-pelleting preparation.
From the palm oil factory, the EFB fibre comes in shredded form. The average length of these shreds is about 200mm, which is too long for the pelletization process. Grinding is therefore necessary to achieve a shorter and more appropriate length of at most 3mm.
2. Drying process.
The shredded fibre has a moisture content of between 50% and 60%. It is taken through the drying process to attain the appropriate moisture level of between 10% and 15%. The moisture level is a very crucial factor determining the quality of the final pellet. Too high or too low levels have a very significant effect on the pellet quality.
3. Pelleting process.
The fibre then goes through a biomass pellet mill or pellet machine. This is where, as the name suggests, the pelleting process takes place. The final product in this process is the palm fiber pellet. It is dense, with a hard surface and very high temperature.
4. The cooling process.
The hot pellets are put into the pellet cooler machines to lower their temperature. This machine is designed to absorb the excess heat from the surface of each pellet.
5. Packaging process.
From the cooling machine, the pellets are packed in bags for easier handling. We pack them in jumbo bags of 800 kg each. The high quality palm pellets are now ready for sale.