From Grass to Green Energy: How Elephant Grass Pellet Mills Lead the Way
Elephant grass, also called giant king grass or Napier grass, is a fast-growing energy crops that grows over 4 meters tall and can be harvested in only 195 days. It can be grown in tropical and subtropical areas under different conditions. It is used to produce elephant grass pellets, which is used globally due to its numerous benefits and uses.
The rapid growth, low mineral content, and high biomass yield of elephant grass increasingly make it the key candidate biomass fuel crop, outperforming wheat straw, switch grass and other alternatives. Virtually no pesticides, virtually no fertilization and non-invasive of napier grass make it easy to management. Elephant grass is being increasingly grown as an energy crop in Europe and America now.
What are the Uses of Elephant Grass Pellets?
- Used as a Cost-Effective Biofuel
Elephant grass is easy to produce and cheap as compared to coal and oil. Due to this reason, it is being used in the power stations to replace coal and produce electricity at a more reasonable cost. It is used on the commercial level to run boilers and stoves for different purposes. Elephant grass pellets are not only used on a commercial scale, but it is also being used at domestic levels. People use it as a source of heat and to run their stoves. (Read more: Biomass Pellet Production Line >>)
- Used as Animal Feed
Farmers use elephant grass to feed their livestock animals such as cows, buffalos, goats, sheep, etc. They either use it after cutting it into small pieces, or they make elephant grass pellets that have additional ingredients and nutrients in it. Elephant grass pellets containing additional ingredients are provided to specific animals to boost their growth and development. (Read more: How to Make Grass Pellets for Feed?)
How to Process Elephant Grass into Pellets?
Turning elephant grass into pellets requires several processes and professional equipment. Here details the main elephant grass pelletizing process that is usually adopted by complete elephant grass pelletizing project. We have rich experiences in elephant grass pelletizing and have built many projects, the latest sucessful one is 1.5T/H elephant grass pellet processing plant setup in Philippine. If you are also interested in starting elephant grass pelletizing project, please keep reading, or just contact us directly to get full technical information and customized project plan.
Elephant Grass Pelletizing Process & Equipment
Elephant Grass Pellet Production Process
The moisture content of freshly harvest elephant grass is high as 70%-75% which needs to lowed to around 10% to get ready for the pelletizing and ensure a better quality. In this process, rotary dryer is often used to control the moisture.
As its name suggested, the elephant grass can be 4 meters tall, and it is required to crushed into small piece with the size no longer than the diameter of the die holes of biomass pellet mills. The widely used crushing machine is hammer mill.
It is noted if your target product is feed pellet, in this process, you can add some other nutrients, such as herbages, sugar and proteins etc. depend on your requirement. And then mix them up with mixer.
As the core procedure of grass pellet production, pelletizing directly influence the quality of pellets. Given the same raw material conditions, better quality pellets can be produced by high quality pellet mills. The most popular and cost-effective elephant grass pellet making machine is Flat Die Pellet Mill and Ring Die Pellet Mill. If you don't know which type suit you most, please just contact us, we will offer you the professional suggestion!
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Newly extruded pellets are hot and soft which need to be cooled down by cooling machine to get enough hardness and durability.
After cooling the pellets can be packed according your requirement. GEMCO provides high quality and factory price pellet packing machine in this process.
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Why Choose Elephant/Napier Grass Pellets?
Nowadays, elephant grasses are being used as a solid fuel in co-fired coal power plants as well as targeted as feedstock. With the advancements in the technologies of pellet stoves and pellet boilers, elephant grass pellets are easy to be converted into heating energy. Grass pellets have combustion efficiency and energy density that is similar to wood pellets. In addition, elephant grass pellets can also be used as animal feed as they are nutritionally balanced. There are great benefits to adopts elephant grass pellets. If you are also interested in make briquettes from elephant grass, please buy biomass briquette machine.
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- Cheaper Source of Energy
Elephant grass pellets are cheaper than oil, coal, and other fuels. One kilogram of elephant grass fuel can produce about 18MJ or 4400kcal of energy. The production cost of these pellets is also low, which makes it more favorable.
- Easily Available Raw Material
Elephant grass can be easily grown in different types of soils because it does not have specific nutrients and water requirements. It can grow up to 13 feet tall, due to which producing their pellet in large amounts is easy.
- Sustainable Source of Energy
Elephant grass is a renewable raw material that makes elephant grass pellets a sustainable source of energy. The grass can be harvested 4 to 6 times a year.
- No Harm to Environment
Fuels like coal, oil, etc. are a huge source of harmful gases such as SO2 and CO2. But the same cannot be said about elephant grass pellets which do not produce any dangerous gas and are considered environmentally friendly globally.
- Easy to Transport
Elephant grass pellets are very dense and solid, which makes their transportation quite easy. It saves their transportation cost.