Advanced Recycling Equipment Supplies Grinders, Biomass Combustion Systems
Date Posted: 5/2/2005
Advanced Recycling Equipment, based in St. Mary’s,
Challenger grinders are designed to reduce a wide range of products such as wood, paper, cardboard, plastics, MDF, particle board and many other types of waste material. Challenger grinders are a low speed, high torque design that results in high throughput of a consistent particle size, low noise, and requires minimal maintenance.
Challenger Biomass Combustion Systems range in size from 1MM to 60MM BTU and can provide hot air, hot water, steam and CHP (combined heat and power).
Advanced Recycling Equipment recently installed a Challenger® Biomass Combustion System with hot water boiler at the
"We are very excited about this project and grateful to all who made it happen," said Robert Archuleta, Superintendent of Jemez Mountain School District. "Our schoolchildren benefit because our teachers have added this to the curriculum so they are learning about renewable energy. And our citizens benefit because it is less expensive to operate -- more money that we can put back into the classrooms."
Faced with soaring propane costs for heating, the
The Challenger Biomass Combustion System was installed and completely retrofitted into the school's existing propane heated system, which may be used as a back-up system.
Wood chips are being transported to the school from a private logging company under a Forest Service grant awarded to supplement the project and will continue for an initial 18-24 month period. In the future, the
"This is a model project for small diameter utilization and also a model for community and interagency partnerships in rural
"This is a giant first step in creating an economic demand for small diameter wood in unhealthy forests," said Joanna Prukop, Cabinet Secretary for the state Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, "And it is also an excellent source of new jobs in rural
For more information, contact Advanced Recycling Equipment at (800) 611-6599 or visit the Web site at www.advancedrecyclingequip.com.
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