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Utilizing pineapple waste for briquette production in Africa

C. F. Nielsen

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C.F. Nielsen was established in 1889 and is today the world leading manufacturer of mechanical briquetting presses. Mechanical and extrusion briquetting installations for the production of briquettes. Raw materials besides wood are agricultural residues such as straw, rice husks, miscanthus etc. Complete production lines can be delivered with capacities of 200 kg/h and upwards.

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The main source of Energy in many African countries is wood and a large part of this is wood is used for cooking either as wood logs or charcoal for cooking. Due to the large amount of wood the forests will be depleted in many countries if the consumption continues at this high level.

At the same time agricultural waste residues are being burnt in the fields and the energy potential of this raw material is lost.
Instead, the agricultural waste, if dried and downsized, can be used to produce briquettes as fuel in cooking or larger tea factories as heating.

The international company Del Monte has large plantations of pineapples in Kenya. Our local customer Global Supply Solutions has obtained the right to utilize Del Monte’s residues from pineapple to produce briquettes.

Problem with non sustainable wood fuel

In Kenya it is a big problem that non sustainable wood fuel is being used extensively. The new fuel is sustainable and will be used to replace the wood fuel.

C.F. Nielsen has engineered the plant, which consists of 4x BP6510 briquetting presses and a high capacity down-sizing plant for agricultural residue. The plant will later be expanded with a drying plant.

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