The Engineered Fuels lab produces transportable, high-value fuel briquettes and pellets from low-value or waste fine coal and biomass. Engineered Fuels lab staff has collaborated with state, federal, and industrial partners on numerous briquetting and pelletization projects culminating in two licensing agreements.
Specialized equipment within the Engineered Fuels lab includes a 200-lb/hour roll briquetter with delivery of a 1,000-lb/hr briquetter scheduled in 2012, two pan pelletizers, a 200-lb/hour knife mill dedicated to biomass preparation, controlled-temperature/ humidity chambers, a 30 kw microwave dryer, industrial grade mixers, and miscellaneous briquette-durability test equipment. Coupled with support from other sectors within the CAER, the Engineered Fuels lab contains the capabilities and expertise to conduct projects ranging from small-scale laboratory research to larger-scale production runs including the critical aspects of feedstock preparation, pellet/briquette production, and product evaluation.
- Briquetting Video - 4.4 MB size; good quality; Windows Media (wmv) format
Large-Capacity Briquetter and Sample Preparation Equipment
CAER places into service larger-capacity briquetter and sample preparation equipment. Capabilities of Engineered Fuels Group has recently expanded with the receipt of Komarek B-220 briquetter and 9 ft3 ribbon-paddle blender manufactured by Scott equipment. The briquetter and blender combination is expected to significantly increase the CAER's ability to provide services for our industrial partners with respect to producing briquetted fuels in quantities sufficient for combustion tests. To learn more about these capabilities, contact Dr. Darrell Taulbee.
Contact Darrell Taulbee.