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Briquets can help Pellet Plants

Fuel Puck Plant 500,000 Tons/Yr

Nielsen Briquetters
Total Operational and Capital Costs, per Ton - 8 Hour Workday, 21 Days per Month

Operational Costs per ton Capital Costs per ton
(based on length of term)
Total Costs per ton
(based on length of term)
Model Tons/Year Spares Service Electrical Maint Subtotal 3 years 4 years 5 years 3 years 4 years 5 years
Single Presses
BP3200 1,109 $3.80 $1.30 $5.80 $2.50 $13.4 $67 $52 $43 $80 $65 $57
BP4000 1,663 $3.80 $1.00 $6.00 $1.70 $12.5 $49 $38 $31 $62 $51 $44
BP5000 2,661 $2.35 $0.60 $4.40 $1.00 $8.4 $38 $29 $24 $46 $38 $33
BP5500 3,105 $1.95 $0.50 $4.90 $0.90 $8.3 $34 $27 $22 $43 $35 $30
BP6000 3,992 $1.50 $0.40 $4.40 $0.70 $7.0 $30 $23 $19 $37 $30 $26
Double Presses
BP4000 3,326 $3.80 $1.00 $6.00 $1.70 $12.5 $43 $33 $28 $56 $46 $40
BP5000 5,322 $2.35 $0.60 $4.40 $1.00 $8.4 $34 $26 $22 $43 $35 $30
BP5500 6,209 $1.95 $0.50 $4.90 $0.90 $8.3 $32 $24 $20 $40 $33 $28
BP6000 7,983 $1.50 $0.40 $4.40 $0.70 $7.0 $27 $21 $17 $34 $28 $24
Mobile Presses
BP3200 1,109 $3.80 $1.30 $5.80 $2.50 $13.4 $59 $46 $38 $73 $59 $51
BP4000 1,663 $3.80 $1.00 $6.00 $1.70 $12.5 $46 $36 $30 $59 $48 $42
BP5000 2,661 $2.35 $0.60 $4.40 $1.00 $8.4 $34 $26 $22 $43 $35 $30

- Capital costs are based on commercial lease rates and are subject to credit approval
- Operational costs based on 15 cents/kwh, $20/hour labor and $70/hour for service
- An experienced person can see that the total capital and operations costs per ton are less than pelleting and similarly the more tonnage produced the less costs per ton. In some cases the total briquetting costs in this table per ton are equal to just the operations costs of a pelleting plant. Unless you are considering making pellets for the consumer pellet stove market we see little reason to produce pellets vs briquets, see more on this in the fuel pucks vs pellets table. Typically the BP5500 briquetter models are used extensively to produce industrial briquets and fuel pucks. Nevertheless we probably have a briquetter to fit your operation in an effective cost / payback scenario. They are not only effective at converting wood residuals to solid fuels they can also be the answer to your plant dust problems and at the same time produce a solid fuel.
- For operational and capital costs associated with the smaller capacity
Holzmag briquetters also featured on this site please contact
- The Holzmag briquetters are used extensively to reduce plant dust into a more handeable and useable format. They usually can be easily connected to existing plant dust collectors. Although a few hundred pounds per hour of dust may not seem like a lot, when one who has seen what 10 or 20 pounds of dust can do inside a plant building will agree dust is a pervasive ,costly, potentially dangerous and unhealthy problem. Holzmag briquetters can be found in all the major paper and tissue mill plants as well as some of the more larger printing and binding corporations both in North America and worldwide.

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Nielsen Briquetters
Total Operational and Capital Costs, per Ton - 23 Hour Workday, 21 Days per Month

Operational Costs per ton Capital Costs per ton
(based on length of term)
Total Costs per ton
(based on length of term)
Model Tons/Year Spares Service Electrical Maint Subtotal 3 years 4 years 5 years 3 years 4 years 5 years
Single Presses
BP3200 3,188 $3.80 $1.30 $5.80 $2.50 $13.4 $23 $18 $15 $37 $31 $28
BP4000 4,782 $3.80 $1.00 $6.00 $1.70 $12.5 $17 $13 $11 $30 $26 $23
BP5000 7,651 $2.35 $0.60 $4.40 $1.00 $8.4 $13 $10 $8 $22 $19 $17
BP5500 8,926 $1.95 $0.50 $4.90 $0.90 $8.3 $12 $9 $8 $20 $17 $16
BP6000 11,476 $1.50 $0.40 $4.40 $0.70 $7.0 $10 $8 $7 $17 $15 $14
Double Presses
BP4000 9,563 $3.80 $1.00 $6.00 $1.70 $12.5 $15 $12 $10 $28 $24 $22
BP5000 15,301 $2.35 $0.60 $4.40 $1.00 $8.4 $12 $9 $8 $20 $18 $16
BP5500 17,852 $1.95 $0.50 $4.90 $0.90 $8.3 $11 $8 $7 $19 $17 $15
BP6000 22,952 $1.50 $0.40 $4.40 $0.70 $7.0 $10 $7 $6 $17 $14 $13
Mobile Presses
BP3200 3,188 $3.80 $1.30 $5.80 $2.50 $13.4 $21 $16 $13 $34 $29 $27
BP4000 4,782 $3.80 $1.00 $6.00 $1.70 $12.5 $16 $12 $10 $29 $25 $23
BP5000 7,651 $2.35 $0.60 $4.40 $1.00 $8.4 $12 $9 $8 $20 $18 $16
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Onix Dryers
Drying Costs Per Ton 23 Hour Workday, 21 Days Per Month Feedstock Moisture 50% In, 10% Out

Operational Costs per ton Capital Costs per ton
(based on length of term)
Total Costs per ton
(based on length of term)
Model Tons/Year Spares Service Electrical Maint Subtotal 3 years 4 years 5 years 3 years 4 years 5 years
ONL-48 1,925 $2.58 $48.00 $6.04 $6.93 $63.5 $51 $39 $33 $114 $103 $96
ONL-60 3,730 $1.58 $24.83 $6.25 $3.58 $36.2 $31 $24 $20 $67 $60 $56
ONL-72 6,427 $1.10 $14.40 $4.83 $2.08 $22.4 $20 $15 $13 $42 $38 $35
ONL-84 10,284 $0.88 $9.00 $3.40 $1.30 $14.6 $17 $13 $11 $32 $28 $26
ONL-108 15,423 $0.72 $6.00 $2.52 $0.86 $10.1 $14 $11 $9 $24 $21 $19
ONL-118 21,849 $0.58 $4.24 $2.40 $0.61 $7.8 $11 $9 $7 $19 $17 $15
ONL-126 30,201 $0.48 $3.06 $2.57 $0.44 $6.6 $9 $7 $6 $16 $14 $13
ONL-132 45,050 $0.42 $2.03 $1.91 $0.30 $4.7 $8 $6 $5 $13 $11 $10
ONL-150 59,765 $0.43 $1.55 $1.79 $0.22 $4.0 $8 $6 $5 $12 $10 $9
ONL-165 75,831 $0.43 $1.22 $1.79 $0.18 $3.6 $8 $6 $5 $12 $10 $9

- Capital costs are based on commercial lease rates and are subject to credit approval
- Operational costs based on 15 cents/kwh, $20/hour labor and $70/hour for service
- An experienced person can see that the total capital and operations costs per ton are less than pelleting and similarly the more tonnage produced the less costs per ton. In some cases the total briquetting costs in this table per ton are equal to just the operations costs of a pelleting plant. Unless you are considering making pellets for the consumer pellet stove market we see little reason to produce pellets vs briquets, see more on this in the fuel pucks vs pellets table. Typically the BP5500 briquetter models are used extensively to produce industrial briquets and fuel pucks. Nevertheless we probably have a briquetter to fit your operation in an effective cost / payback scenario. They are not only effective at converting wood residuals to solid fuels they can also be the answer to your plant dust problems and at the same time produce a solid fuel.
- For operational and capital costs associated with the smaller capacity
Holzmag briquetters also featured on this site please contact
- The Holzmag briquetters are used extensively to reduce plant dust into a more handeable and useable format. They usually can be easily connected to existing plant dust collectors. Although a few hundred pounds per hour of dust may not seem like a lot, when one who has seen what 10 or 20 pounds of dust can do inside a plant building will agree dust is a pervasive ,costly, potentially dangerous and unhealthy problem. Holzmag briquetters can be found in all the major paper and tissue mill plants as well as some of the more larger printing and binding corporations both in North America and worldwide.

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Briquetting Systems
Material Hauling Comparisons

Prepared by Gordon Murray, CMA
www.gordonmurray.ca

Equipment Assumptions

Tractor 8,400 kg
B-train trailers 11,200 kg
Total tare weight 19,600 kg
Gross allowable weight 63,500 kg
Allowable payload weight 43,900 kg
Maximum volume 166 m3
Average highway speed 80 km/hr
Hourly rate $125

Hauling Cost Comparison for Different Fuel Types

  Hog Fuel Dry Planer shavings (packed) Wood Briqettes
Moisture Content - % 50% 15% 10%
Average bulk density - kg/m3 345 kg/m3 196 kg/m3 600 kg/m3
Maximum payload - kg 43,900 kg 32,482 kg 43,900 kg
Average heat value - GJ per 1000 kg 8.5 GJ per 1000 kg 16.0 GJ per 1000 kg 18.1 GJ per 1000 kg
Heat value per load - GJ 372 GJ 519 GJ 796 GJ
Hourly hauling cost - $/GJ $0.34 $0.24 $0.16

Example - 500 km round trip

Driving time 6.3 hr 6.3 hr 6.3 hr
Load/unload time 1.0 hr 1.0 hr 1.0 hr
Total round trip time 7.3 hr 7.3 hr 7.3 hr
Total trip cost $906.25 $906.25 $906.25
Gigagoules hauled 372 GJ 519 GJ 796 GJ
Cost per GJ $2.44 $1.75 $1.14
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