Forestry chipper being used in a dairy and citrus factory in the Dominican Republic

Lippel has recently exported a forestry wood processing equipment to a dairy company in the Dominican Republic. The equipment chosen by this industry was a Forestry Chipper model Raptor 900.

This company works with the production of dairy and citrus foods like orange juice. This company not only provides these products, but in the case of citrus, they also have forests for the production of orange, mango and others.

Since the cultivation of these trees results in a large volume of pruning antlers, debris and waste from the forest management, the company saw an opportunity to reuse this material for the benefit of the company's own production environment.

First, it was necessary to define how the company wanted to use this material and then find ways to make this process feasible. That is where Lippel entered.

The company decided that the best way to reuse these residues would be to use them in burning on the boilers that the company uses in the process of preparation of dairy products. But to be able to use the remains of wood, first is necessary to turn them into firewood or wood chips.

After considering the advantages of using the wood chip, advantages such as higher calorific value, higher production speed and the possibility of automation of the biomass feed in the boilers, it was necessary to find the equipment that would best meet the needs of this industry.

Due to the cost of electricity and the logistics necessary to transport all the volume of forest management from the forest to be processed by a wood chipper at a fixed location, the company opted for the acquisition of a mobile forestry chipper.

The use of this equipment presented several advantages such as mobility and the capacity of chip the wood directly in the forest, thus reducing the volume of the wood waste and making the transportation of the ready to use product more efficient, besides the saving in the use of a diesel engine equipment, which has a lower cost in the country in relation to electricity.

The company's project is that this forestry chipper be just the first of the other equipment that will be acquired to increase the country's wood waste reuse capacity.