Biomass storage is a critical element in the feedstock logistics supply chain. A cost-effective biomass storage solution allows for regular material storage and helps develop a sustainable infrastructure capable of supplying large quantities of biomass pellets to processing plants. However, biomass pellets are considered a combustible fuel, and large-scale storage needs to be handled carefully. Read more about biomass pellet storage considerations and the solutions offered by Edge Innovations.

Characteristics of Quality Biomass Pellets

These four characteristics determine the quality of biomass pellets that you produce:

Moisture Content

A low moisture level is preferable because high-moisture biomass burns less readily and provides less useful heat. However, very dry fuel leads to dust problems that damage equipment and increase the risk of explosion. Having a biomass storage facility that maintains moisture ensures your biomass retains the proper water content.

Heat Value

One of the most important characteristics of biomass is its heat value; this indicates the total amount of energy that’s available in the fuel and is a function of the fuel’s chemical composition. Using a biomass storage solution that regulates temperature helps minimize the risk of heat loss.

Contamination

All biomass raw materials are contaminated with dirt, rock, grit, and other natural elements, but it’s critical to minimize the number of contaminants before combusting the fuel. Using a quality biomass storage structure helps prevent unwanted materials from polluting your pellets.

Fuel Density

The density of biomass particles plays an important role. This affects the burning characteristics of the fuel and dictates what handling equipment you’ll use. A durable storage facility helps maintain a consistent bulk density of the pellets.

Want to learn more about the biomass storage solutions Edge offers? Contact us for a free quote and see how our energy-efficient structures increase productivity.

Maximize Biomass Storage With Edge’s Geodesic Dome Buildings

Edge provides temporary and permanent geodesic dome buildings for your biomass storage needs. We build our dome buildings with a thin-shell structure that evenly distributes stress throughout the frame. This innovative design makes these dome buildings extremely durable while using minimal building materials. Other benefits of our geodesic domes include:

Energy Efficient

Edge’s team of experienced contractors provides a detailed site analysis that determines the best type of fabric building for your needs. Our structures can be built on virtually any surface and have multiple foundation options.

Customizable

Edge’s geodesic structures are available in sizes up to 200 meters wide and can be customized to suit your industrial needs.

Cost Efficient

The domes offered by Edge feature a concave interior that allows for natural airflow. This means that hot and cool air flows evenly throughout the structure, which regulates temperature and limits energy expenses.

Biomass Storage Services Offered by Edge Innovations

Edge Innovations has been a leading fabric building contractor for over 10 years. We provide an unbiased perspective on fabric building solutions because we only partner with top fabric and building material manufacturers. We challenge the status quo by providing top-quality services, including:

Site Analysis

Edge’s team of experienced contractors provides a detailed site analysis that determines the best type of fabric building for your needs. Our structures can be built on virtually any surface and have multiple foundation options.

Installation

Whether you purchased your structure from another vendor or from us, our expert installation crew is here to help. Our rapid turnaround time means your fabric building is ready in just a few days.

Relocation

One of the most important advantages of our structures is how easily we can relocate them. Our relocation process minimizes downtime and allows you to resume operations quickly.

Our customer-centric philosophy means we focus on your budget first, and we provide multiple purchasing options for our fabric buildings. Contact Edge today to learn more about our cost-effective biomass storage structures.