By-product, and how to deal with it, was one of the first considerations for Southern Pine Products when it started manufacturing MDF (medium density fibreboard) products. Initially Southern Pine was disposing of the dust in sealed plastic sacks in the landfill – which costs a considerable amount of money.
They made a study and this resulted in the investment in a briquetting press. It didn’t take the company long to find a customer for its newest product. A greenhouse only 5 km away buys the briquettes and uses them as one of its staple fuels. Apart from saving money the greenhouse has improved its carbon footprint dramatically.
Southern Pine Products invested in a BP3200 briquetting press producing a briquette with a diameter of 60 mm.
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