For over twenty five years, Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) has been engineering grinding and chipping technology around a singular goal of efficiency – all in the name of doing their part in creating long-term environmental sustainability. Now a brand of Terex Environmental Equipment, CBI’s equipment is designed to keep biomass out of landfills and in the hands of manufacturers who efficiently transform it into biofuel, delivering a cost-effective and Earth-friendly alternative to fossil fuel. The technology advancements CBI has made have optimized material processing so that recovering and recycling biomass is both profitable and environmentally responsible.
It all starts with CBI’s unique offset-helix rotor. Based on the principles of kinetic energy, their heavy-duty rotors require less power to rotate continuously, while aggressively outperforming other rotors in terms of throughput. Similarly, CBI’s IntelliGrind Variable Feed System automatically sets and adjusts feed speed based on engine load, which translates to an efficient use of horsepower for any given application. The optimized design of CBI’s heavy-duty anvils, screens, hammer configuration and cutting angles work in concert to deliver a superior cutting process and highest-value end product. This can, for example, be leveraged by manufacturers of wood pellets (when the feed stock is logs) because it eliminates costly phases of their manufacturing process. A single pass through a CBI chipper can yield short-chip (micro-chip) material that doesn’t need to go through the initial hammermill process before entering the dryer. The eliminated process greatly reduces power consumption and emissions to make alternative fuel an even better alternative.
Biomass recovery and processing companies can leverage CBI’s advancements in portability to reduce fuel consumption and the overall cost of transportation. Tracks or wheels as an option on CBI equipment allows owners to process material on site in dense woods, at landfills, and even over rugged terrain. In many cases, this eliminates the need to transport bulky raw material to a production facility, thereby reducing fuel consumption and emissions while increasing profit margins. Additionally, owners can grind, chip, or shred material to a size that makes the most sense for their particular applications, which maximizes each truck load while conforming to legal weight limits.