Waseca, Minn.—Several innovative drying technologies that could benefit agri-processors will be demonstrated at an event sponsored by AURI. The event takes place Thursday, May 13 in Benson.
The event includes presentations on each of the processes, followed by a demonstration of one of the technologies on a several different feedstocks. The highlighted processes include a high speed air drying system, microwave drying technology, a belt dryer for high moisture products and high efficiency dryer that uses recycled heat.
“Drying tends to be a bottleneck in many biomass applications,” says AURI scientist Kevin Hennessy. “Drying tends to be a very expensive step, so new technologies that could potentially reduce those costs and function more efficiently would be very attractive.” Hennessy says new drying technologies could be of interest for using biomass for energy, processing of manure digester solids, processing coproducts or many other materials.
The meeting will be in McKinney’s Restaurant in Benson. For more information or to register for the drying demonstration event, contact Kevin Hennessy at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (507) 835-8990.