5 Steps to Make Biomass Pellets Production from Wood Shavings

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A Profitable Investment Project: Establishing a Biomass Pellet Production Plant

If some wood or furniture processing manufacturers waste a lot of shavings and chips, you may miss a lot of money-making opportunities. Shavings are the long strips of wood chips produced when processing wood products. Have you ever seen piles of shavings left unattended in factories making wooden furniture?However, shavings have a wider range of uses and you can even make a big profit from them. 

  • 1. used to make pet bedding, used in mice labs, horse ranches, feedlots, etc.
  • 2. Making particle board to block the noise impact.
  • 3. Pressed into biomass pellets, used for boiler fire or instead of oil as biomass fuel.

Among them, the strongest and most common role of shavings is for making biomass pellets. Therefore, an increasing number of  investors consider that establishing a particle biomass pellet production plant is a profitable business project.

How to Start a Biomass Wood Pellets from Wood Shavings Business
Business Investment: Start a Biomass Wood Pellets from Wood Shavings Project

If you are very interested in making wood pellets from shavings, please continue reading this article to get a good start, ABC Machinery will mainly take you through the steps of the biomass pellet production line to better make your own wood pellets.

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Step by Step Guide to Make Shavings Biomass Pellet Production Process


WOOD SHAVING PELLTES PRODUCTION LINE: Vibrating Sieve→Hammer Mill →Conveying Section→Pellet mill→Dram Dryer→Paking Machine


As mentioned earlier, industrial pellet mills have been the main producers of large quantities of pellets. However, in the recent past, things have been gradually changing. Individual pellet production is becoming more rampant in the country, and small businesses are taking steps (see small pellet production line). You may be one of those people who want to make your own wood pellets. Therefore, the following steps apply to you. (Related Article:1~30T/H Turnkey Large Wood Pellet Plant)

  • First Step, Storage and Transport of Raw Material

Use wood shavings as the main raw material. To ensure sufficient raw material replenishment and continuous production, the storage area should be about 500 square meters. It is recommended to prepare 500 to 600 tons of wood shavings to ensure at least 15 days of pellet production. The roof of the raw material warehouse should be able to protect from rain, light and wind. The production area should be at least 50 meters away from the living area and 30 meters away from the highway and power transformer. In addition, isolation measures and fire protection facilities are needed to ensure production safety. After reduction of the wood raw material, it needs to be transported to the dryer. This can be done using screw conveyors and elevators.

  • Step2 Pre-treatment Stage of Raw Material

  • Sie​ving

The wood shavings are fed to the sifter for sieving through a screw conveyor. In this process, large pieces of wood, iron or other impurities are sieved off.

  • Drying in the Dryer

Biomass pelletizing has strict requirements on the moisture content of the raw material. After sieving, the wood shavings are sent to the drum dryer by a screw conveyor. In the dryer, the shavings can be dried by hot air to a preset moisture content.

  • Cyclone Separation

After drying, there is a lot of moisture in the air during the transfer process. The moisture is removed using a cyclone separator. This wood shavings pelletizing plant has two sets of cyclones. After cooling the wood shaving pellets, another cyclone is needed to separate the pellets from the moisture.

  • Step3 Pelletizer

The wood shavings pelletizer is the key equipment of the complete pellet production line. This system adopts 3 sets of BPM42 ring die pellet presses with stable operation. The capacity of each set can reach 1.5 tons/hour. The pellet mill can process sawdust, corn stalk, rice straw, cotton stalk, peanut shell and many other biomass materials. The density of finished pellets can reach 1.0~1.3t/m³.

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Vertical Ring Die Pellet Mill Technical Data
Model BPM35
Capacity 500-700kg/h
Main Motor Power 30*2kw
Feeding Motor Power 0.75kw
Forced-feeding Motor Power 0.75kw
Weight 2200kg
Packing Size 1850*1950*1500mm

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  • Step4 Cooling

When discharging from the pelletizer, the temperature is around 80~90℃. The structure is relatively loose and easy to break. With a counter-current cooling system, the pellets will be cooled to room temperature and become compact and durable. They can then be packed in bags or transported to storage silos. In addition to the cooling fan, the cooling system is designed with a cyclone separator to separate the powder from the pellets and return the powder to the previous granulation process.

  • Step5 Bagging and Storage

This is the final step to complete the pellets. It can be stored for immediate use or shipped to the consumer. Store in a dry place, away from moisture, mainly in sealed plastic bags.

Wood Shavings Pellet Making Machine Working Video

The capacity of our wood shavings pellet mill for processing sawdust and other wood and biomass waste ranges from 1200kg/h to 1500kg/h. Therefore, it is not only a suitable choice for those who are looking for a commercial wood pellet mill, but also suitable for making fuel pellets from agricultural waste on farms with high output and low production costs.


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