Reduce energy consumption and drying time
Drying is a key step in preparing feedstocks, such as wood chips, for biofuel processing. However, drying often incurs substantial energy usage and costs.
Through careful research and testing, Forest Concepts has been developing both dryers and dryer control technologies designed to reduce residence drying time and energy consumption by more than half. The result is significant operational cost savings.
Key benefits of our dryers:
- Maximize yields and improve feedstock utility
- Control temperature and air flow with PLC-touchscreen interface and remotely with mobile app
- Scalable for your project’s needs
- Relocatable and stationary models available
Read more about our drying technology:
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
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
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
Abstract Comprehensive models for grain drying have been derived using critical data available from literature dating back to Shedd’s 1953 work on pressure drop. Although dryer design data for grains and many industrial materials are known, Forest Concepts has developed
Forest Concepts Awarded USDOE SBIR Phase I to Improve Feedstock Drying to Intensify Conversion Processes
Forest Concepts, LLC, a small business in Auburn, Washington was notified today that it was awarded an SBIR research grant in the highly competitive $11 million DOE program announced by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman. Innovative research and