Category Archives: Ethanol

Comparing BE&E Conveyors

Here at BE&E, we recognize that one size does not fit all, especially with conveyors. That’s why we have designed a smart line of conveyors that can be customized to serve you better.  Let’s explore our options to find the best fit for you:  SMART Conveyor™  There are many reasons why our SMART Conveyor™ really […]

SMART Floors: Automating Metered Reclaim

When it comes to automating material processing and storage, moving floors are a compelling option. There are several designs to consider, but it is important to understand the differences. Several companies offer moving aluminum slat floor systems that can quickly move the entire pile using friction. However, SMART Floors from BE&E have many unique advantages, […]

CHP for Ethanol and Other Biofuel Plants

With California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standards in place, manufacturers of ethanol and other biofuels are scavenging for means to reduce their carbon footprints. Among the various technologies that promise such a result is combined heat and power (CHP). CHP technology isn’t new, but it’s received attention as incentives to increase efficiency and lower carbon outputs […]

Trailer Loading for WDDGS at Ethanol Plants

Loading wet cake / WDDGS from the slab using a wheel loader is a time-consuming process that requires heavy investment. The process can frustrate truckers as they wait for an employee to arrive with the wheel loader. And when it’s done, there’s often a mess of wasted product. The entire process is cumbersome and, considering […]

Material Handling Solutions for WDDGS

Wet Cake / WDDGS isn’t the easiest material to convey. It’s heavy. It’s sloppy. It takes a lot of power to transfer. You may have run across the following issues with these types of transfer equipment: Screw Conveyors: Inefficient, except for short distances without inclines Belt Conveyors: Messy tailings Low angle of repose Higher energy […]

Maximize Your DDGS Storage Building

When space runs short for DDGS, ethanol producers typically opt to build additional silos. The same decision occurs when producers begin a new line of coproducts. There are, however, other options for expanding storage, dividing storage, and automating loadout in the process. In this free resource, we explain an option for doing this by making […]

The Price of Inefficient Design

If a machine could save you more than $300,000 in two years, would it be worth purchasing? Probably. With savings like that, you could likely convince your CFO to make the investment. Yet ethanol producers often lose out on savings of this magnitude because they overlook the lifetime cost of ownership of equipment they purchase, […]

Article Published in Ethanol Producer Magazine!

We recently had the opportunity to write about our solutions for DDGS storage in Ethanol Producer magazine. In this piece, we explain some challengers producers face in regards to storage and three possible solutions: optimizing the DDGS storage building, storing DDGS in containers, and retrofitting the DDGS storage building with moving floors. http://ethanolproducer.com/articles/16108/ddgs-options-to-optimize

Free eBook: DDGS Storage for Facilities That Rely on Rail

Biomass Engineering & Equipment has put together a short eBook that outlines options to increase DDGS storage at facilities that rely on rail shipments. In this resource, we explain: Ways to better utilize your current DDGS storage building, Options to increase true storage capacity without silos, and How to get rid of your wheel loader in the process. What’s there to lose? Click […]

Free eBook on DDGS Storage Problems and Solutions

  Download Your Free eBook on DDGS Storage Biomass Engineering & Equipment is offering a free, 12-page eBook on DDGS storage problems and solutions. In this resource, we discuss: Common problems with DDGS storage at ethanol plants Safety issues regarding DDGS storage Increasing the volume of DDGS stored Benefits of using modular container bins to […]