Straws - A material with various purposes

In spite of being an agricultural by-product, straw has a significant value potential - especially if it is briquetted. For example, straw functions very well as bedding for animals such as horses. When briquetted, straw absorbs 5 times more fluid than normal straw for bedding. This minimizes the cleaning work in the stable, and creates a better environment for the animals.
Furthermore, briquetted straw is useful for burning, and it is an excellent source of energy through generating heat, steam and electricity in conventional boilers or gasification plants.

Why choose a straw briquetting solution from C.F. Nielsen?

As mentioned, there are many advantages to utilizing straw for energy production and other purposes. Straw products are seasonal - whether they are briquetted or not. Therefore, storing briquetted straw is much less space consuming than storing bales of straw. Also, as straw is an alternative to wood residue, some may find that it takes some time to establish a new market. At C.F. Nielsen, we have experience within various segments for straw, such as briquetting for heat and power, consumer logs, biogas and bioethanol and feed and toys for animals.  We are happy to share our knowledge and experience with our customers to ensure that they have the most success possible with our solution.

Furthermore, most types of straw such as wheat, barley, miscanthus etc. have a moisture level below 15%. This ensures a relatively low investment as equipment for handling straw is generally cheaper than equivalent equipment for wood. We have designed our plants so that the shredding, milling, dust extraction and handling fits our presses.
Our capacities start at 500 kg/ hour for straw briquetting.
In relation to this, we must also note the high ash content in straw, which creates more wear on the equipment. However, as experts, we at C.F. Nielsen have developed special accessories to remove stones and sand in the preparation of the straw. This ensures that our customers will have a resistant and high-efficiency machine

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Main features for the straw briquetting solution

High flexibility using different straw products for different markets
Relative low investment with fast pay-back
Accessories for raw materials causing high wear

Various possibilities with briquetting machines

At C.F. Nielsen, we offer our customers a wide range of products and machines for briquetting straw in accordance with customer needs. We can deliver complete lines for briquetting of straw. Our line capacities begin at 500 kg pr. hour and ranges up to 20 tons pr. hour. As a customer with C.F. Nielsen, you are ensured to have a skilled and experienced collaborator on your team, who works to make your production the best it can be.

Need help planning your project?

If you have any questions regarding our machines or if you need knowledge on raw materials, please contact us.

6 t/h Bedding from straw

Most animal bedding is made either from wood shavings or shredded straw. However, there is an attractive alternative – to use shredded briquettes from straw for bedding – which absorbs more than 4 times more water than normal straw.

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1.8 t/h Producing fuel from rice husks

In Asia one of the largest crops is the production of rice. The rice is harvested and brought to a mill where it is prepared and packaged for consumers. During the process the husks are separated. Some of the husks are sold locally for different appl

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6 t/h Converting pineapple waste to fuel

One of our customers in Kenya, Global Supply Solutions has obtained the right to utilize Del Monte’s residues to produce briquettes.

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2 t/h Consumer logs from agri-raw material

Most consumer logs are made from wood-based raw materials; however, there are few exceptions – Miscanthus and wheat straw are some of them. Miscanthus is more similar to wood in structure than wheat straw and makes a good briquette.

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3.5 – 4 t/h Mobile briquette presses for different types of raw material

A mobile briquette press makes sense, if the raw material is to be found in numerous sites. Our Ethiopian customer Metals and Engineering Corporation (Metec) has had 3 different versions of our mobile briquette solution delivered. A BP3200, a BP 5000

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Straw briquettes in Romania

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