Biomass Engineering & Equipment Invests in Engineering, Production

INDIANAPOLIS — Biomass Engineering & Equipment has added two, full-time design engineers and a chief production manager at its Indiana headquarters to accommodate the demand for its products. The hires follow the addition of a full-time materials control supervisor in 2020 and the creation of a manufacturing engineer role in Q2 2021. New team members […]

Biomass Engineering & Equipment Expands Sales Team in Northwest

INDIANAPOLIS — Biomass Engineering & Equipment is pleased to announce the addition of Cory Frashefski, who will represent the company as its Sales Engineer and Project Manager in the Northwestern United States. Frashefski, based in Spokane, Wash. joins Dane Floyd (president and CEO, Ind.), Tim Brown (Ind.), Jonathan Wokatsch (Wis.), Kirk Oden (N.C.), Paul Kalil […]

Characteristics of Biomass and Biomass Ash

Bulk, fibrous biomass is notoriously challenging to handle. This fact should not prevent investment in biomass-derived products, however. It’s being done successfully every day, but it takes special knowledge, experience, and machinery. Engineers working on biomass projects must educate facility owners on the best solution for handling the material. Identifying this solution, of course, begins […]

Biomass Storage Overview

As the demand for natural materials and alternative energy sources has grown, so has the number of investments in biomass facilities. We’ve witnessed a striking number of new biomass power plants and pellet mills that utilize wood in the past decade. We’ve also seen investments into processing nonwoody, cellulosic materials like hemp, miscanthus, stover, and […]

How to Consistently Blend Biomass

Prior to 2020, Drax, a British power supplier, purchased fuel pellets based on volume. They learned during that time that not all pellets are created equal. The company was paying the same price for fuel no matter its BTU value. This meant the company was paying more per BTU in some shiploads than others, and […]

Considerations for Conveyors that Handle Hot Materials

At thirteen years old, I didn’t realize polystyrene would melt in the microwave. So, I expected my foam bowl to hold up as I heated my instant mac and cheese. Of course, I was disappointed in the result, if not a bit hangry as I avoided what plastic-tainted noodles I could as I ate supper. […]

SMART Containers vs. Silos: Four Advantages

Tall, vertical silos are the go-to technology for storing large volumes of material. However, they aren’t the best solution for every application, and recent innovations in competing technologies make the alternatives worth considering. Horizontal silos—SMART Containers from Biomass Engineering & Equipment in specific—offer advantages over traditional silos. We’ve highlighted four of these here. SMART Containers […]

Tax Credits Now Applied to Residential Biomass Heat

Biomass Energy Gets Recognition in Law 2020 provided plenty to complain about, but it ended with some good news for the biomass industry. The December COVID-19 relief act (aka the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021) adds biomass thermal heating systems to the renewable energy systems eligible for receiving tax credits. It also extends those credits […]

Comparing Screeners for Bulk Material Handling

Choosing the right screener for your process and material is important to ensure your manufacturing system runs efficiently with as little downtime as possible. In this article, we’ll explore several types of screeners and the applications for which they’re most suited. Screeners we’ll discuss include gyratory screens, flip-flow screens, trommel screens, grizzly screens, finger screens, […]

Cost to Operate Inclined Chain Conveyors

Incline conveyors cost more to operate than horizontal conveyors, right? After all, they need more power, and they incur a lot of downtime when a chain breaks. Plus, the extra supports they require increases the cost of installation significantly. Actually, no. It’s not intuitive to many people, but the opposite is true—for our SMART Conveyors™, […]