In recent years, the food processing industry has developed rapidly. As the scale of production increases, a large amount of waste biomass is generated. Therefore, how to sustainably recycle this waste biomass has become an industry problem. Beston Group provides biomass pyrolysis solutions for food processing. Read on to learn how practical this solution is.
What is Biomass Pyrolysis?
Biomass pyrolysis is carried out in high-temperature and oxygen-poor environments. During this process, macromolecular organic compounds in biomass undergo pyrolysis reactions. This includes the cleavage of lignocellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, among others. Eventually, the reaction ends producing biochar/charcoal and combustible gas. The technology can efficiently process waste on a large scale. In addition, biomass pyrolysis products have a wide range of applications. Therefore, for the food processing industry, biomass pyrolysis technology solves the problem of food processing waste reduction and resource utilization. Below is a video to help you understand the biomass pyrolysis process.
Application of Biomass Pyrolysis Products from Food Processing
Waste biomass is processed in biochar production equipment to produce biomass charcoal/biochar. It has a wide range of applications in many fields, the following are some of the main application areas:
Food Processing Waste Biomass Types Suitable for Pyrolysis
Coconut Processing Waste Biomass
Coconut shell: This is a hard fibrous structure that is usually removed during the processing of coconuts. Such kind of biomass has a high carbon content.
Coffee Production Waste Biomass
Coffee husk: This is the outer layer of the coffee bean. Usually produced during coffee processing. Coffee husks are rich in fiber and organic matter.
Sugar Production Waste Biomass
Sugarcane Bagasse: This is the fibrous residue left over from the process of extracting juice from sugarcane to make sugar. This waste contains cellulose.
Other Food Processing Waste Biomass
Other food processing also produce waste biomass. For example, olive oil processing produces olive shells, and wine processing produces grape pomace and vinasse.
Biomass Pyrolysis Solution Improves Food Processing Sustainability
Biochar Improves Soil Environment for Plantation
Biochar can improve the soil environment and create optimal conditions for the growth of food raw materials. At the same time, this also promotes the practice of circular agriculture. Returning organic matter to nature can create a virtuous cycle.