New and novel technology has been developed for processing the entire hemp plant to recover textile grade fiber and biomass for building materials, including high value biomass such as seed, flower and hurd, in seven consecutive machine module stages.
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The SD Series of equipment can make four streams of market ready product with an absolute minimum of capital investment.
The cost of the machinery is determined directly by the cost of manufacture and appropriation of parts and components herein.
An approximate build cost is in the order of $280 k USD. fully commissioned.
Safety: Fire & Explosion Safety Codes are in compliance with, and integrated into the design features of our novel air cooling system to prevent hemp ignition.
- The complete set of engineering CAD files, CNC machining STEP files, and shop working drawings for manufacture are available to you comprising the entire SD series line of equipment as described in the following pages. Individual machines are available and separately priced if so desired.
- We stand behind our technology with our resources contributing towards Fully Commissioned Machinery ready for turn-key service in your facility.
- Full engineering support and consultation is provided throughout your review, acquisition, and subsequent build protocols in your shops and with your vendors.
Our recently completed SD-500 is for the pyrolysis of hemp where an entire bale of hemp can be loaded directly into a rotating kiln to make Bio-Char without any unpacking or unrolling in a novel self sustaining process.
The hemp bale undergoes pyrolysis while tumbling inside a rotating screen kiln under which is located a charcoal fire box.
Hot CO2 combustion gas from the fire box below the kiln turns the hemp into very high grade hemp charcoal in a continuous and controlled process.
Three degrees of control in the process are provided ;
- Kiln Rotation Speed RPM
- Temperature via Air Damper.
- Residence time in the Kiln
Pyrolysis of hemp biomass produces Bio-Char in our rotary kiln from standard round or square hemp bales with this newly designed technology.
Hemp Bio-Char is an excellent source of carbon for the production of Graphene whose value has been steadily increasing in the high tech electronics and chemicals research market-places over the last five years.
Hemp Bio-Char is a high value carbon soil remediation base material that provides water and nutrient supplement retention to rejuvinate and recondition compromised or depleted agricultural soils. It never needs to be replaced once applied into the soil and will last indefinitely.
The Bio-char is expelled at the exit end of the kiln by gravity assist with a tilt angle introduced to the center line of rotation. This angle provides control over the residence time of the hemp in the kiln, about 3 to 5 degrees.
A heat exchanger is provided on the top of the heat shield plenum below the exhaust funnel to scavenge the heat from the combustion gases for storage or remote ancillary use.
Both end hatches are identical except the exit hatch has a breaching and trough in the bottom for Bio-Char egress.
This technology is available to you as formal ANSI standard engineering 3D CAD shop drawings and STEP CNC files ready for manufacture with your own local area vendors and machine shops. We provide full engineering on-line support and consultation throughout your building process to you, your shops and to your vendors. Email us for the quotations.
Thus, you become the engineering manager for your build project empowered with our engineering files and support. There is no sales mark-up, commission, customs brokerage fees, insurance, duty, tariffs, tax, or cross border shipping.
ABA Machine and Welding has state of the art CNC machining and fabrication capability and is our local machine shop affiliate for our manufacturing needs in the Barrie Ontario Canada area.
ABA has a reputation for quality of work and technical support in their manufacturing services for their clients. We are fortunate to have them as our colleagues.
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