After processing the primary agricultural production, farmers need to deal with large amount of surpluses and remnants such as straw, hay, husks from cereals, legumes, grasses, dried crops or dry wood biomass (wood chips and shavings).
A company in the region of Vysocina has developed a technology to produce high quality pellets using local feedstock.
The practice highlights a circular business approach where the input material (residuals) provided by farmers is transformed into a product that can be used as litter for cattle, feed for cattle, fertilizer or fuel. The plant is able to process approximately 1000 t/year in one work shift. The ratio of pellets to fuel / feed / litter is approximately 20/60/20%.
Farmers and other biomass producers can buy their own pellet processing line or use the company service to have the pellets directly processed.
Thanks to this practice, there is a reduction of unused waste from agricultural primary production (0-100%), and an increase in storage capacity by 15-30% compared to bulk sources or parcels. Farmers can benefit of higher revenues and efficiency of farming as they can use litter for cattle and small animals paying 20-25% less than the commonly used one. The product has significantly higher water absorption rate, with lower costs for replacement and storage.