Press Releases

INL Installs Forest Concepts Crumbler System at User Facility

Forest Concepts M24M Modular Tower Crumbler® System Installed at Idaho National Lab User Facility

Idaho National Lab is undergoing a $15 million upgrade to the Process Development Unit (PDU) and Biomass Feedstocks National User Facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Researchers at the lab can assist with analytics, supply/logistics issues, and characterization to help industry players scale up their technology for the bioeconomy. Today, the lab is one of the largest feedstock …

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Relocatable Hemp Dryer

Forest Concepts’ Hemp Dryer Model 1 Receives 2021 AE50 Award

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has named Forest Concepts’ Hemp Dryer Model 1 winner of a 2021 AE50 Award for Innovation. AUBURN, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, January 13, 2021/EINPresswire.com/ —AE50 awards honor the year’s most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries. The novel Hemp Dryer …

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Juanita Bay Park WoodStraw Application

Juanita Bay Park Meadow Project (WoodStraw® ECM Application)

Juanita Bay Park (Kirkland, WA) In early December, we visited Juanita Bay Park in Kirkland, Washington, where WoodStraw® erosion control material had been applied for a greenspace restoration project. The park, which was a former golf course, provides a natural haven for both city dwellers and wildlife alike. Instead of caring for heavily manicured lawns, …

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Riverbend Levee Setback and Floodplain Restoration Project (WoodStraw® ECM Application)

Cedar River – Lake Washington Watershed (Renton, WA) We had the privilege of visiting with the Walsh Group in October after their recent application of WoodStraw® erosion control material.  They reached out to us in early October looking to cover 3,500 square feet of slope with a grade greater than 34%. Given the steepness of …

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Innovations in Biomass Pretreatment

Biofuels Digest Features Dooley’s “Innovations in Biomass Pretreatment”

Forest Concepts is honored that Biofuels Digest featured CTO Jim Dooley’s July ABLC presentation entitled “Innovations in Biomass Pretreatment” on their website. The 12-slide guide highlights our innovations in biomass pretreatment, made possible with funding from the Department of Energy and US Department of Agriculture.  We’d like to extend a welcome to visitors who may …

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Downdraft Dryer

Forest Concepts Awarded DOE Funding for Biomass Dryer Innovation to Reduce Time and Cost

The Department of Energy has announced that Forest Concepts has been selected to receive $400,000 in funding for the development and application of a method to add biomass Radio Frequency (“RF”) preheating to the front end of conventional and advanced dryers.  This project will focus on preheating of cold, high moisture particulate biomaterials to reduce drying time …

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Engineer at Forest Concepts

Forest Concepts Awarded DOE Funding to Model Biomass Behaviors and Downstream Conversion Effects

The Department of Energy announced today that it has selected three projects to receive approximately $1.0 million in funding to focus on computational capabilities at DOE’s National Labs. Forest Concepts is pleased to be one of the three selected projects.  Each project will partner with the Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry (CCPC), which is comprised of National …

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Forest Concepts Tools

Forest Concepts Adds Staff for Expanded Customer Focus in 2020

In its third decade as a technology developer, Forest Concepts is starting 2020 with enhanced capacity to help customers, licensees, and users maximize the benefits of our innovations. The Company’s innovations in erosion control materials, milling of biomass, and drying are incorporated in licensee’s facilities in four states and spanning the U.S. In 2019 the …

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Relocatable Hemp Dryer

Forest Concepts Launches First PLC-Controlled Hemp-Specific Dryer

The Forest Concepts’ Hemp Dryer Model 1 is a semi-continuous incrementally indexed multi-zone dryer that is optimized for drying industrial hemp prior to storage and extraction. The hemp industry resources contributing to the design of Hemp Dryer Model 1 specified that harvested hemp biomass should be handled in forklift-scale trays with a set of maximum …

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Commercial Crumbler at Proton Power

Forest Concepts’ Commercial Scale Crumbler® receives 2019 AE50 Award

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has named Forest Concepts’ Crumbler® P24M-150e-2 biomass and wood chip precision feedstock processing system winner of a 2019 AE50 award. AE50 awards honor the year’s most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries. The Crumbler® P24M-150e-2 will be featured in …

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