Hi guys, we have an abundance of eucalypt leaves and twigs constantly raining down on our property and the usual method of dealing with this is to rake them up and have the council take them away in the green bin. I'm just wondering about other peoples experience in briquetting this kind of biomass. I'm not really interested in the labor intensive methods of hand presses and home made dies, etc.
I was thinking more along the lines of a semi automated, hopper fed screw extrusion system. even an adaptation from the plastic injection molding industry. Has anyone played around with this method?
The other method that I've been looking at utilizes a couple of hydraulic cylinders with screw feed loading. Obviously this system requires a hydraulic power pack and controls which adds significantly to the initial outlay. I'd appreciate any feedback from anyone that has gone down this path. Thanks.
Erik Kendall : A short word of caution - - - - There is a lot of crap out there in U- Tube land. I rate U-tube videos sight unseen by the poker players full house ;
at least 3 of a kind back'd by at least a pair !
Bad) A single '' Look what I just did '' Video
Good) 3 VIDEOs, One-A watch me build it Video, Two-A see how this works for me, Three- My machine is a year old and it still runs ( modifications acceptable )
If the original poster has a couple of other videos on other subjects thats your pair to make a ''Full House'' . Also important does the original poster have a civil
relationship with people who post in the comments about his build, are his last comments recent (within two weeks) generally its a very bad sign if he has his
comments section blocked !
Good luck, and Good hunting ! For the Good of the Crafts ! Big AL
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posted 2 years ago
Thanks again Allen, You've really put a lot of thought analysis into the validity of what we see on You Tube!! Certainly pays to wear the "skeptic" glasses when trawling the net, Especially when it comes to fringe topics like "over unity" and "hydrogen power". (Just to name a couple.)