Tag Archives: Ethanol

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 […]

Storage Solution for WDDGS

You’re familiar with the issues: Wet cake / WDDGS has a short life. It spoils after a few days in the summer. And because it’s kept outdoors, it attracts rodents and other animals. Besides this, it makes a mess. It doesn’t pile high and can spread into roadways. So, what would it be worth if […]

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 the […]

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 […]

Drag Conveyors Would Help Lignocellulosic Ethanol Plants

In May 2018, Purdue University announced it had received a $1.8 million grant to study ways to break down lignocellulosic biomass into slurry. According to Purdue, what prompted this grant is that lignocellulosic biomass at ethanol plants too often plugs the augers used to convey it, which forces the plants to shut down while maintenance […]

How a Government Program to Get Ethanol from Plants Failed

Cellulosic ethanol (ethanol from plants) production in the United States could increase to as much as 75 billion gallons a year if regulators would clean up EPA laws. Apparently, former EPA  Administrator Mr. Pruitt used confusing laws to hold up progress, and instead of an ethanol boom, we’re producing a mere 10 million gallons of […]