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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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Belt Dryer

Forest Concepts Receives $1.8 million from DOE to Improve the Design of Biomass Handling Systems

AUBURN, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, June 21, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Forest Concepts LLC has been awarded a $1.8 million cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office to address the critical issues of poor flowability, high friction, and highly variable physical properties that have plagued the biomass industry. Biomass materials have a wide …

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USDA Certified Biobased Product

Forest Concepts LLC has Earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for WoodStraw® Erosion Control Mulch

The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the amount of renewable biobased ingredients in WoodStraw® mulch meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. AUBURN, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, March 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Forest Concepts LLC has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its WoodStraw® erosion control mulch. The USDA Certified Biobased Product …

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Feedstock Inspection

Forest Concepts Processes Feedstock for First Forest-Powered Commercial Aviation Flight

Forest Concepts is proud to be among industry cooperators that helped develop technologies and equipment to produce bio-jet fuel from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that remain after the harvesting of managed forests. The company is particularly honored to have processed a portion of the woody biomass feedstock that was converted to aviation fuel …

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Crumbler M24ci

Forest Concepts Receives 2017 AE50 Award for Innovation In Biomass Feedstock Processing

AE50 awards honor the year’s most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries. Forest Concepts’ Crumbler® M24ci Chipmuncher™ will be featured in the January/February 2017 special issue of ASABE’s magazine Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World. For more details visit www.asabe.org/AE50 Forest Concepts’ Chief Technology Officer Jim …

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Belt Dryer

Forest Concepts Awarded USDA SBIR Contract to Improve Biomass Drying Efficiency

Forest Concepts, LLC was notified today that it has been awarded an SBIR research contract from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The two-year $499,997 contract will support development of advanced model-predictive control systems for biomass dryers used in the biofuel and bioproducts supply chain. Innovations and technologies resulting from …

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