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Hello,

 

A neighbouring farmer and I are considering putting in a plant which will produce heat and electricity.

 

Some of the heat will probably be used at a nearby school, and we plan to use some on the farm for crop drying etc. I was wondering if anyone on here has experience with contract wood drying?

 

Ideally someone would drop off a lorry load of green chips (ideal) or cordwood. We'd then take it down to 10-20% MC, and they'd come and pick it up a few days later. Does anyone know how much we might get £ / ton or even if there is demand for this kind of service?

 

We are in the Bromyard area so the M5 is pretty close and there are some big woods nearby.

 

Willk

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Yes go for it

It is the way to go better quality dry chip

There are at least 6 drying estates or farmers in a 25 mile radius of me , drying chip and 3 or 4 of them dry logs and they are getting paid to do it

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Hi Busy Daddy - thanks; that is encouraging.

 

Do you have any idea how they get paid (on the MW, or by %ge loss x tons) or how much they get?

 

Thanks,

 

Will

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Not sure I think they all have different ways

1 that is getting built is an avlin blanche ?? continuous drier home built on a large farm

Another farmer has put a drying floor in to dry corn and chip

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I know of a guy just south of Bristol who is drying woodchip for £10/tonne for someone else and is erning good money from the rhi. When I spoke to him in September, he was talking about drying their chip for free as the rhi was paying so well!

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Hello,

 

A neighbouring farmer and I are considering putting in a plant which will produce heat and electricity.

 

Some of the heat will probably be used at a nearby school, and we plan to use some on the farm for crop drying etc. I was wondering if anyone on here has experience with contract wood drying?

 

Ideally someone would drop off a lorry load of green chips (ideal) or cordwood. We'd then take it down to 10-20% MC, and they'd come and pick it up a few days later. Does anyone know how much we might get £ / ton or even if there is demand for this kind of service?

 

We are in the Bromyard area so the M5 is pretty close and there are some big woods nearby.

 

Willk

 

Why not chip it yourself?

Provide the full service, not just part of it

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EDIT (was too slow)

 

Why not chip it yourself, or hire in a chipper?

Provide the full service, not just part of it

 

Dry chip round here sells for £110+ per tonne ex works

Chip wood costs £30 a tonne delivered

Hiring a chipper will cost approx £5 per tonne

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Hello,

 

A neighbouring farmer and I are considering putting in a plant which will produce heat and electricity.

 

Some of the heat will probably be used at a nearby school, and we plan to use some on the farm for crop drying etc. I was wondering if anyone on here has experience with contract wood drying?

 

Ideally someone would drop off a lorry load of green chips (ideal) or cordwood. We'd then take it down to 10-20% MC, and they'd come and pick it up a few days later. Does anyone know how much we might get £ / ton or even if there is demand for this kind of service?

 

We are in the Bromyard area so the M5 is pretty close and there are some big woods nearby.

 

Willk

 

Quite a few over here charging to dry logs. It works on £10 a cube from green to 18% mc

I'm not far from you so if you want a chat pm me

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