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Büttner, the energy and drying systems subsidiary of Siempelkamp, will deliver four new drum dryers to the American pellet producer Highland Pellets LLC, AR, Siempelkamp announced.

At the end of June companies signed the supply contract for the new plant, which will be installed in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Here Highland Pellets has been operating a plant for the production of wood pellets since 2017, which are mainly supplied to the European market.

The total of eight existing dryers – four pre-dryers and four main-dryers – from another supplier did not achieve the planned capacity, so that replacement with new equipment was necessary. The four existing energy plants in Pine Bluff will be connected to four new, identical, directly heated drum dryers type 4.2 x 24 R. Büttner has already supplied numerous dryers to US customers.

“The new high- performance drying technology […] will significantly improve production volumes, quality, reliability and ensure we remain in full compliance with our air permit obligations”, says Jeff Vanderpool, CEO of Highland Pellets LLC, about the new project.

“We are pleased that Highland Pellets has chosen us as a new partner and is convinced of our expertise”, says Andreas Klug, Managing Director Büttner Energie- und Trocknungstechnik GmbH.

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