Mitra Ayu Sustainability Initiative: New Biomass Pellet Machine and Biomass Pellet Burner
Figure 1. Pellets made from Massoia Bark and Nutmeg waste
As part of Mitra Ayu commitment to the 3R Principle: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, we recently installed Biomass Pellet Machine and Biomass Pellet Burner in our factory in Padang, Indonesia. By using the Biomass Pellet Machine, we are able to recycle our production waste into Biomass Pellet, and reduce our needs for fossil fuels and coals.
Currently, after ground Nutmeg and Massoia Bark are extracted, the waste is turned into pellets using the Biomass Pellet Machine. The pellets are then burned in the Pellet Burner or Stove, which is connected to the Boiler. This energy is used to heat the CO2 solvent and the water to extract essential oil from Massoia Bark and Nutmeg. Please see the process flow diagram below.
Figure 2. Process Flow Diagram of Biomass Pellet System at Mitra Ayu
Figure 3. Mitra Ayu Biomass Pellet Machine