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biomass baler

boosts clean

energy harvests

Anderson’s biobaler system creates biomass blocks containing over 1 MW/hr of energy

The BioBaler Harvesting System is a simple concept. In a single pass, with only one BIOBALER output: a compact round bale
operator, the BioBaler cuts and compacts biomass into dense round bale. Bales can • The BioBaler produces a round, compact bale that is
be collected on site at any time after harvest. easy to handle and transport.
• Each bale weighs around 500-600 kg (1000 - 1200
The philosophy behind the BioBaler harvesting system is to use a small dimension lbs).
harvester to collect and densify the biomass in the feld reducing the ecological
footprint. MOVING, storing and drying process
• Round bales of willow and poplar will dry naturally
That shape and density of bales allow a better cost effcient transportation from the from 50-55 % to 18-20 % moisture content.
feld to the power plant with conventional equipment. At this point, the biomass can be • Within 8 weeks of warm weather, willow and poplar
processed according to the specifcations of the facilities with more effcient equipment.
moisture content will decrease naturally. Result may
Bales can be delivered directly to the plant or be stored in the feld for future use. vary depending of general condition of your country.
Bales of biomass will not deteriorate during storage over a long period, even though LOGISTIC of bales after harvesting
they are harvested in very wet conditions. • From the middle of the feld to the road.

An advantage of this technology is that biomass bales dry out naturally without risk • Bales can be picked up by a self-loading bale carrier.
of spontaneous combustion, thereby increasing its heat potential; unlike a pile of This carrier will collect the bales into the feld, and
woodchips that are rotting. drop the bales along the road or in the feld.

Each bale contains over 1 MW/hr of energy depending of the type of biomass. From the road to the power plant
Once bales are dry, they can be picked up from the feld,
The BioBaler can produce up to 40 bales/hr (20 tons/hr) in plantations and 15-18 and sent to the power plant to be ground or burned. A
bales/hr (8-10 tons/hr) in natural environments. It can collect different species of regular fatbed conventional trailer can contain over 40
shrubs, bushes and trees up to 15 cm (6 in) in diameter. round bales per load.
Up to now, the BioBaler Harvesting System is the only commercially viable technology Anderson Group
able to collect natural brushes.

Year of 1988
Employee: 115
Main Sector of Agricultural and
Activities: forestry equipment
Location: Québec, Canada
Turn Over: 25 million US$
Quantity of 50 since 2010 in
Biobaler Sold: Europe

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