With the usage of only one tractor, it's now possible to convert vegetal and woody biomass from 4 inches diameter into a 4 foot netted and compacted round bale ready for industrial usage.
The Biobaler WB-55 is design for forestry and agricultural biomass harvesting in rough conditions, on any type of ground.
Mulcher head 2.25 m (88.5 in)
Fixed chamber 1.2 m x 1.2 m (4' x 4')
2 forestry tires 500/60-22.5
Twine wrapping system
Axle lift system
Electronic control box
Rear road lights
Box for rolls of twine 8
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The BioBaler Harvesting System is a simple concept. In a single pass, with only one operator, the BioBaler cuts and compacts biomass into dense round bale. Bales can be collected on site at any time after harvest.
The philosophy behind the BioBaler harvesting system is to use a small dimension harvester to collect and densify the biomass in the field reducing the ecological footprint. Tha shape and density of bales allow a better cost efficient transportation from the field to the power plant with conventional equipment. At this point, the biomass can be processed according to the specifications of the facilities with more efficient equipment.
Bales can be delivered directly to the plant or be stored in the field for future use. Bales of biomass will not deteriorate during storage over a long period, even though they are harvested in very wet conditions. An advantage of this technology is that biomass bales dry out naturally without risk of spontaneous combustion, thereby increasing its heat potential; unlike a pile of woodchips that are rotting.
Each bale contains over 1 MW/hr of energy depending of the type of biomass. The BioBaler can produce up to 40 bales/hr (20 tons/hr) in plantations and 15-18 bales/hr (8-10 tons/hr) in natural environments. The BioBaler can collect different species of shrubs, bushes and trees up to 15 cm (6 in) in diameter.
Up to now, the BioBaler Harvesting System is the only commercially viable technology able to collect natural brushes.
BIOBALER output: a compact round bale
The BioBaler produces a round, compact bale that is easy to handle ans transport.
Each bale weighs around 500-600 kg (1000 - 1200 lbs).
MOVING, storing and drying process
Round bales of willow and poplar will dry naturally from 50-55 % to 18-20 % moisture content (canadian observation).
Within 8 weeks of warm weather, willow and poplar moisture content will decrease naturally. Result may vary depending of general condition of your country.
LOGISTIC of bales after harvesting
From the middle of the field to the road Bales can be picked up by an Anderson self-loading bale carrier. This carrier will collect the bales into the field, and drop the bales along the road or in the field.
From the road to the power plant Once bales are dry, they can be picked up from the field, and sent to the power plant to be ground or burned. A regular flat bed conventional trailer can contain over 40 round bales per load.
Biomass is an organic material from plant or living organisms. Plants and trees capture energy from the sun and store it as biomass. Biomass can be use as raw material for industries or energy producers.
Biomass from forests and agricultural land is renewable and a sustainable feedstock for clean energy production in the future. This biomass can be harvested simultaneously with management of green areas, such as under power transmission lines, roadside, or abandoned farmland (for site restoration).
In natural environment, such as forests and bushlands, biomass is harvested to restore wildlife habitats, reduce wildfire hazard and minimize herbicides used.
Biomass can come from short rotation woody crops (SRC) of trees like willow, hybrid poplar, and many others.
Short rotation crop; willow, poplar, encalyptus, and many more.
Natural brushes, invasive trees and plants; Gorse/Ulex Europeaus, and many more
Low capital cost - The BioBaler is an affordable solution to cut, collect, and compact biomass in a friendly package
Small dimension machine - The BioBaler can be transported from one field to another without special regulation.*
Cost efficiency of bale transportation - Round bales produced by the BioBaler, can be stacked on a flat bed conventional trailer. Over 40 bales can be transported per load.
Handling bales with conventional equipment - You don't need to spend money on extra equipment, bales can be handle with standard equipment.
One man operation
Easy storage - Round bales can be stored in the field, or at the power plant location by stacking them.
Bales dry naturally - Rouns bales of willow and poplar produced by our BioBaler system allow air to pass through the core of the bale. This will allow the bale to dry naturally, without extra cost. From the harvest, 8 weeks of warm weather is needed to decrease the moisture content from 50-55% to 18-20%. **
Versatile machine - The BioBaler can be use to harvest biomass in natural forests, under power lines, short rotation crops (SRC), several tree species and environment.
Cost efficiency of transporting bales
* Read and respect your local road regulation ** Canadian observation. Within 8 weeks of warm weather, willow and poplar moisture content will decrease naturally. Result may vary depending of general weather conditions of your country.