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9 hours ago, Gary Prentice said:

Have you a link to more about all this, if you've written about it before on here?

No I haven't written much but have alluded to it here over the years. It was  a system originally intended for a charity making charcoal, as such it was holistic and made use of the fact that heat energy could be cascaded from a high temperature process (in our case running a gas turbine) and further downstream  processes could utilise the lower temperatures, like drying and heating.


A researcher I knew had been approached about his low temperature woodchip dryer by a firm needing to upgrade their slabwood to kindling. Realising his dryer would not  be suitable he brokered a deal with our company to supply one. So the dryer we supplied was  just a part of the system I envisaged, as such it had low efficiency and worse used gasoil but it enabled the client to turn 18tonnes of slabwood into £2500 of Tesco's packaged kindling in 24 hours. The client went on to increase capacity, become biomass powered and I believe the biggest supplier of kiln dried wood in UK.

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