Aug 7 2016
business.conbio.info/2016-08-07/ The Wood Pellet Industry in the United States now includes a new producer, Colombo Energy, owned by the Portuguese Navigator company, earlier known as Portucel Soporcel Group. With a global investment of estimated $110 million USD it will produce 460,000 tons per year of pellets and create 70 new jobs.
BRUKS was selected as the system supplier of the complete woodyard materials handling and processing system. The following is additional information on the project including a NEW video provided by Bruks!
Colombo Energy Pellet Plant
The Colombo Energy wood yard system integrates key BRUKS machines including a drum chipper, back-on truck dumper, circular blending bed stacker reclaimer and green grind hammer mills. Using the BRUKS drum chipper, logs are received, debarked and produced into microchips. A BRUKS back-on truck dumper provides Colombo with design efficiency on the materials receiving side, including the ability to supplement chipper production with wood chips purchased from a variety of sources. After reception, the chips are stored using the BRUKS circular blending bed stacker reclaimer. This latest BRUKS machine design provides Colombo with first-in, first-out inventory control. A series of BRUKS hammer mills enhance the design and ensure the drying system presents high quality product ideal for the pelletizing process.
- Based in Greenwood, South Carolina.
- Building a world class wood pellet plant of 500,000 tons of pellets per year, that will start up in Q3 2016.
- One of the largest wood pellet mills in the United States.
- Will be employing 70 local people.
- Will generate sales of 80 million USD per year.
Circular Blending Bed Stacker Reclaimer Benefits
Minimizes the amount of manpower required for daily operations.
Virtually eliminate the need for costly manual reclaiming operations.
Utilizes full 360 degree slewing to stack and reclaim wood chips.
Uses a traversing harrow that agitates the pile for even feed to the reclaim screw conveyor, this design improves inventory control and efficient first-in, first-out scenario.