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New pellet mill opens in Georgia

A new pilot pellet mill has been opened in Georgia, US by the Herty Advanced Materials Development Centre (HAMDC).

HAMDC, which is a part of the Georgia Southern University, claims its $2 million (€1.4 million) mill will support local and national feedstock suppliers by providing validating process technology and pellet design engineering.

‘The global demand for biomass pellets has been rising significantly in Europe and North America and, as we work on biomass conversion, we seized the opportunity to address a missing piece – a pilot mill that allows our clients to confirm operating efficiencies and product performance before they commit to an investment in full-scale manufacturing,’ says HAMDC CEO Alexander Koukoulas.

Capabilities and services provided by the mill include biomass preparation and pretreatment, as well as biomass testing and pellet analysis.