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is a branch of forestry concerned with the overall administrative, economic, legal and social aspects and with the essentially scientific and technical aspects, especially silviculture, protection, and forest regulation. This includes management for aesthetics, fish, recreation, urban values, water, wilderness, wildlife, wood products, forest genetic resources and other forest resource values.
Management can be based on conservation, economics, or a mixture of the two. Techniques include timber extraction, planting and replanting of various species, cutting roads and pathways through forests, and preventing fire.
Napier Grass biomass pellets are heating fuels made from compressed biomass. Pellets are extremely dense and can be produced with a low moisture content (below 10%) that allows them to be burned with a very high combustions efficiency. Their high density permits compact storage and cost-effective transportation over long distances. Their regular geometry and small size allow automatic feeding with very fine calibration. Pelletasia’s Napier Grass strain was developed by a cooperative venture between the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Hawaii. It is a high-yield, fast growing grass engineered for energy applications.
is a specially developed clone of Bambusa Balcooa, a higher yielding bamboo species. Beema is thornless, sterile, fast growing and high yielding. It does not require planting for several decades and will continue to grow as long as water and nutrients are provided. It can grow in degraded soil (which sugarcane, a common alternative source of biomass, cannot). Beema has high energy value and is relatively free from pest and diseases, especially as compared to sugarcane. It produces biomass of more than 4-5 times as high as sugarcane, with a higher bulk density and lower ash content than sugarcane. It can be used for flooring, roofing, partition, doors and windows frame in the housing construction. And will be commercialized through sales to major international housing developers and to bamboo flooring manufacturers.
Wood biomass pellets are fuels made from compressed biomass. Pellets are extremely dense and can be produced with a low moisture content (below 10%) that allows them to be burned with a very high combustions efficiency. Their high density permits compact storage and cost-effective transportation over long distances. Their regular geometry and small size allow automatic feeding with very fine calibration. applications. Pelletasia wood pellets are made from assorted suitable tree species, including Eucalyptus, Gmelina, Ipil Ipil, and Kakawate.
Woodchips are a medium-sized solid material made by cutting, or chipping, larger pieces of wood.
Woodchips may be used as a biomass solid fuel and are raw material for producing wood pulp. They may also be used as an organic mulch in gardening, landscaping, restoration ecology, bioreactors for denitrification and mushroom cultivation. According to the different chemical and mechanical properties of the masses, the wood logs are mostly peeled, and the bark chips and the wood chips are processed in different processes. The process of making wood chips is called woodchipping and is done with a woodchipper.
Biomass briquettes made from wood, grass or other organic materials are commonly used for electricity generation, heat, and cooking fuel. They are typically used as a biofuel substitute for coal and charcoal to heat industrial boilers in order to produce electricity from steam or process heat. Compared to fossil fuels, biomass briquettes produce low net total greenhouse gas emissions because the materials used are already part of the carbon cycle. Briquettes are produced by compaction with a hole in the center of the briquette, creating a larger surface area and a higher combustion rate. Briquettes typically have moisture content ranging between 18-20%.
Shredded grass can be compressed and pelletized to be used for co-firing in bio-mass power plants or as a fuel source in household heating systems
Beema Bamboo for Infrastructure Development
Beema Bamboo is utilized in the construction of affordable housing as a key structural support element. Beema possess structural and mechanical properties, including its strength-to-weight ratio, that far exceed other commonly used bamboos. Beema Bamboo is also a non-polluting, sustainable and earthquake-resistant building material. Beema Bamboo offers optimal solutions for communities with limited financial resources.
Melia Dubia originates from the Meliaceae family, and can grow up to fourteen meters in just two years. It requires very little water supply, and is able to grow in a moderate climate (Between 5 and 30 degrees celsius), delivering first class biomass (Ash < 1%, moisture < 8%, Sulphur < 0.002%, Chlorine < 0.01%, Silica < 0.05 mg/kg, net calorific value 3,885 Kcal/kg, ash fusion temp 1400 to 1450 degrees). Melia Dubia has a variety of uses ranging from plywood, agricultural implements, construction purposes, and fuel wood.
We believe in win/win relationship and understand our strengths and limitations when operating in an emerging market. We therefore seek fruitful partnerships with private persons, local companies and organisations that have access to the following
Large tracks (>200ha) of idle land suitable for energy crop plantations that have
- proof of ownership
- good soil
- acceptable infrastructure (good access roads, access to a port o no or little vegetation (ie no tree cutting involved)
- sufficient fresh water supply
- supply of labour
- a stable and safe political and social environment
- no restriction in usage for energy crops
Partnerships and Landowner Program
Experience in operation of large scale plantations With the above listed criteria we believe we can build successful partnerships that aim to develop a long term venture. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested this.