Harvest the future!
Biomass is any organic material from living organisms. Plants and trees capture energy from the sun and store it as biomass. Biomass can be used as raw material for industries or energy producers.
Biomass from forest and agricultural land is a renewable and sustainable feedstock for clean energy production in the future. This biomass can be harvested concurrently with management of green areas such as under power transmission lines, along the roadside, and on abandoned farmland (for site restoration).
In natural environments, such as forests and brushlands, biomass is harvested to restore wildlife habitats, reduce wildfire hazard, and minimize the use of herbicides.
Biomass can come from the dedicated cultivation of various tree species called short rotation woody crops, such as willow, hybrid poplar, and many others.
The benefits of BioBaler
A logical decision!
Low capital cost - The BioBaler is an affordable solution to cut, collect, and compact biomass in a friendly package.
Small dimension machine - The BioBaler can be transported from one field to another without special regulations.
Cost efficiency of bale transportation - Round bales produced by the BioBaler, can be stacked on a 53' (16.15m) long conventional trailer. Around 40 bales can be transported per load.
Handling bales with conventional equipment - You don’t need to spend money on extra equipment, bales can be handled with standard equipment.
Easy storage - Round bales can be stored in the field, or at the power plant location by stacking them.
Bales dry naturally - Round bales produced by our BioBaler system allow the air to pass through the heart of the bale. This will allow the bale to dry naturally, without extra cost. From the harvest, 8 weeks of warm weather is needed to decrease the moisture content from 50-55% to 20-25%.
Versatile machine - The BioBaler can be used to harvest biomass in natural forests, under power lines, short rotation crops, etc...
Cost efficiency of transporting bales.
An innovative solution!
The Biobaler Harvesting System is a simple concept. In a single pass, with only one operator, the Biobaler cuts and compacts biomass into a dense round bale. Bales can then be collected on site at any time after harvest.
The philosophy behind the Biobaler Harvesting System is to use a small dimension harvester to collect and densify the biomass in the field to reduce the ecological footprint. The shape and density of the bales allow for more cost-efficient transportation from the field to the processing facility with conventional equipment. At this point, the biomass can be processed according to the facility's specifications with more efficient equipment.
Bales can be delivered directly to the plant or be stored in the field for future use. Bales of biomass will not deteriorate during the storage process over a long period, even if they are harvested in very wet conditions. An advantage of this technology is that biomass bales dry out naturally without risk of spontaneous combustion, thereby increasing their heat potential, unlike a pile of woodchips, which will rot.
Each bale contains around 1MW/hr of energy, depending on the type of vegetation. The Biobaler can produce up to 40 bales/hr (20 tons/hr) on plantations and 15-18 bales/hr (8-10 tons/hr) in natural environments. The BioBaler can collect different species of shrubs, brush and trees up to 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter.
Up until now, the Biobaler Harvesting System is the only economically viable technology able to collect natural brush.
BioBaler is suitable for...
A lot of application!
The Biobaler can harvest biomass almost everywhere;
Harvest biomass in short rotation crop of Willow
Harvesting biomass in short rotation crop such as hybrid poplar
Collecting brush from the ground
Harvesting biomass under power lines
Harvesting biomass along the road
Harvesting biomass between rows of plantation
Biobaler output : a compact round bale
A compact round bale!
The BioBaler produces a round, compact bale that is easy to handle and transport.
Each bale weighs around 500-600 KG (1000-1200 lbs).
Logistic of bales after harvesting
Easy to handle, and transport to where ever you want!
From the middle of the field to the road.
Bales can be picked up by an "Anderson self-loading bale carrier TRB-1400". This bale carrier will collect the bales into the field, and drop the bales along the road or in the field.
From the road to the power plant
Once bales are dry, they can be picked up from the field, and sent to the power plant to be ground or burned.
A regular 53' (16.15m) flat bed truck can contain about 40 round bales per load.
Storage and drying process
Round bales will dry naturally from 50-55% to 20-25% moisture content
One big advantage of harvesting biomass in a round bale shape is the ease of stacking bales.
Within 8 weeks of warm weather, moisture content will decrease naturally.
How processing the bales
There are many solutions, depending the purpose!
Burning round bale as it is.
Several boilers on the market are capable of receiving round bales.