Feed Pellet Mill vs Biomass Pellet Mill

What’s the difference between feed pellet mill and biomass pellet mill

feed pellet mills

Feed pellet mill is used to produce pellets which can feed livestock and poultry. Pelleted diets is There are several advantages for feeding animals pellets instead of mash food. First of all, the animal performance can be improved. The feed intake, weight gain and feed conversion will all be improved to a higher level. Animals fed by pellets spend less time and energy on eating and digesting than those fed by mash feed. And as the feed density has increased, the feed dustiness has decreased, the feed-borne pathogens has been destroyed in the pellets making process, animals are actually eating healthier than before.

biomass pellet mills

Biomass pellet mill makes pellets which can be used in many different ways especially for heating. Pellets is known as a new, green, and efficient kind of fuel. In the last two decades, there was a rapidly increasing demand of wood pellets in the Europe and America market. Pellets can produce a large amount of heat because of they are dry and high-density. And the pellets business is more and more popular as well.

If you are new to this, you may be confused. Cause there are so many types of pellet mills and plants on the market, novices usually don’t know how to choose. This article will explain the differences between the most important two kinds of pellet mills, feed pellet mills and biomass pellet mills, and give you a general idea.  

  • Different raw materials

    Feed pellets are mainly made from corn meal, grass meal, straw meal, cottonseed meal, soybean meal and rice husk etc. These materials are relatively soft and moist so they can be processed directly with a small amount of liquid. When the pellets mill working, there will be a heating process, after that, the feed pellets will be even more soft and smooth.

    Biomass pellets are made from more various and harder materials. Logs, wood chips, waste wood, sawdust, sunflower stalk, cotton stalks, bamboo dust, coffee husk, wheat straw, palm husk and almost all the biomass waste you can think of can be processed in to pellets. Biomass pellets mills deal with raw materials contain more fiber, so the process is more complex than making feed pellet mills.

  • Different shapes

    Because of the reason we mentioned above, feed pellet mills and biomass pellet mills are different from the appearance. Generally speaking, feed pellet is smaller and thinner. The largest feed pellet mill is about 1 meters high and weighed several hundreds kilograms. While the smallest biomass pellets mill, for example, the wood pellet mill is more than 2 meters high and weighed around 5 to 6 tons. What’s more, biomass raw materials are hard to process, so you may need a complete biomass pellet line to help you from chipping and crushing the raw material till packing the pellets.

  • Different ways they work

    ring die pellet mill vs flat die pellet mill

    Feed pellet mills and biomass pellet mills work in different ways. Generally speaking, there are two kinds of pellet mills, the flat die pellet mills and the ring die pellet mills. Flat die pellet mills work in the same way whether they are making feed pellets or biomass pellets. When the output is in a small scale, like under 1 ton /h, flat die is the better design to choose. Flat die pellet mills are smaller and at a relatively low price. But, the ring die pellet mills for to different purpose works in their own ways. Ring die pellet mills for biomass pellets have a highly efficient centrifugal design. Which means when the machine is working, the die is stationary while the roller is rotating. In this way, the pressure on the materials will be several times stronger than the ordinary feed pellet mills. Otherwise, the biomass pellet mills is competent for feed pellets making, but the feed pellet mills may broke if they are used to make wood pellets.

Features of each pellet mill

Like the many reasons we have talked about above, each kind of pellet mills got their own features. Feed pellet mills are more affordable, but the production is low. If you are looking for a pellet machine that small in size, and can be used to make pellets at home or on a small farm, a flat die pellet mill is enough to do the work. However, if you intend to start a pellets business, you may want to purchase a large scale ring die pellet mill or even a complete pellet line. Pellet plants cost more, but it can actually bring in. As the new energy boom sweeping the world, and high traditional fuel price continue to make biomass fuel more attractive, environment-friendly pellet mills will soon become a gravy train.

Choose the right pellet mills or plants with AGICO

pellet mills AGICO

We are AGICO, our group is specialized in manufacture and exporting biomass energy fuel and complete set of plants and equipment of agriculture processing. We are an integrative enterprise group who has 4 fully-owned and holding subsidiary companies. One of our subsidiary companies, GEMCO is dedicated in pellet mills and plants, and we can provide the world with all kinds of pellet mills and plants at an affordable and reasonable price. 

We offer our productions as well as our on-line consultation service, contact us, we will try our best to meet your requirements and budget. If you have already gotten your own pellet mills and have trouble finding answers about any issues of pellets and pellets mills, we are here to help.

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