A key component for many agricultural processors is drying technology. Whether it is raw materials going in or coproducts coming out, some form of drying often is necessary. The quality of this technology can have a drastic impact on cost and capacity.
AURI is hosting a second Dryer Demonstration Day, Thursday November 4th at the 19th Street Grill in Willmar. The day will feature descriptions and demonstrations of three different drying technologies with the potential application for Minnesota agricultural processors.
“Affordable biomass drying is a bottleneck for many ag processors,” says AURI scientist Kevin Hennessy. “Identifying a viable technology can open the door for other applications of biomass whether for feed, fuel or fertilizer.”
Systems being demonstrated include the Marion Mixers Tempest Drying System, the Energy Unlimited biomass-powered system and the Micronex Kinetic Disintegration System. These technologies are designed for biomass such as manure, crop residue, wood, pulp and many other applications.