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.