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Hammer Mill for Grain Based Distilleries - “Grain to Ethanol”

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Energy is the vital need of mankind and it is the priceless gift offered by the nature. Apart from food, we need lots of energy in various forms in our day-to-day life. At present, most of our energy requirements are fulfilled by non-renewable sources. The most extensively used nonrenewable energy sources are fossil fuels. As we all know that energy can neither be created nor it can be destroyed, it can only be converted from one form to the other. So it is time to realize the importance of energy and the difficulty in tapping the energy from geological reserves. Man needs to think of “renewable” as replenishing only in the right circumstances and within the laws of the balance of nature so as to allow the natural ecological cycles to remain natural, and not mess with Mother Nature.

As the need is the mother of discovery, the foreseeing energy crisis has induced interest in the synthesis of bio-fuel. The global consumption of liquid petroleum will increase tremendously in the coming years. It is estimated that if the present trend continues, the energy demand is projected to grow by more than 50% by 2025. Most importantly, unlimited demand for limited petroleum resources cannot be a satisfactory option for a long time. Therefore, before things slip out of our hands, we must start working towards bringing transition from the non-renewable carbon source to renewable bio-resources. The corn to ethanol concept can be a roadmap in this regard.

Corn & Rice are the most important and economical source of starch, comprising about 68-72% of kernel weight, which is easily converted into glucose and fermented into ethanol. These are the major crops after wheat that provide food, feed, and fodder to the livestock and serves as a source of basic raw materials for a number of industrial products mainly starch, corn oil, corn syrup, alcoholic beverages, cosmetics, bio-fuel, and many more.

The production of ethanol from corn & Rice is a multistep process that includes:

Grain unloading, storage & cleaning; milling, flour handling, flour storage & weighing; Cooking, liquefaction, saccharification & fermentation; distillation & ethanol storage.

Grinding or Milling is the most important process in ethanol production; as achieving desired particle size with minimum operating cost not only helps in a good yield of ethanol but also reduces the cost of enzyme dosing. For Grinding hammer mill is used, the hammers are attached to rods that turn on a rotor. As the rotor turns, the feed (corn in this case) is hammered against the wall. A screen at the bottom allows particles that are small enough to leave the unit and keep in the larger particles to continue to be hammered until all the material is in the correct size range. The grinding helps to break the tough outer coatings of the corn kernel, which will increase the surface area of the starch. Once the corn is broken down, it is mixed with heated water to form a mash or slurry.

Particle size should be appropriate for best results; the particles have to be small enough to yield high water access, but they should not be too small so that they cause problems in the recovery of co-products.

Lark hammer mill is performing well in terms of particle size, noise, vibration, maintenance cost, and power consumption per ton of grinding. Feedback of particle size from a few of our clients is as mentioned:

Broken Rice –Average Particle Size

Standard

Karthik Agro

(Feedback 1)

KBK Biotech

(Feedback 2)

Below 0.3 mm

 10-15  %

12 %

9-10 %

0.3 mm to 1.0 mm

75-80 %

73-75  %

75 %

1.0 mm to 1.2 mm

10-12 %

10-12 %

8 %

Above 1.2 mm

NIL

NIL

NIL


Output & particle size of the Grinder given above is feedback only on standard raw material & standard operating conditions, and it may vary as per quality & moisture content of raw material, conditions of hammer & screen, operating parameters, etc.

Due to our commitment to quality and consistent effort in research and development, the company and its technology have received acceptance from each customer. This perfect knowledge of the process gives our customers the assurance to achieve satisfactory performance as to the capacity, quality of the finished product, or equipment reliability.

Though we have supplied several milling machines in livestock and other related industry in India & abroad, we are naming here a few clients (Grain Based Distilleries) with brief details:

REFERENCES FOR HAMMER MILL  IN GRAIN BASED DISTILLERIES

CLIENT

HAMMER MILL MODEL

CAPACITY

YEAR OF SUPPLY

M/S RADICAL BIO-ORGANIC LTD.

ANDHRA PRADESH

FSHM-50120

7-9 TPH

 

2011

M/S GREAT GALLEON LTD

MADHYA PRADESH

FSHM-50120

3 GRAIN MILLING LINES

7-9 TPH

 

2012, 2014, 2015

M/S. BRAHMAPUTRA BIOCHEM PVT. LTD.

ASSAM

FSHM-50120

7-9 TPH

 

2014

M/S MOJJ ENGINEERING SYSTEMS LTD.

MAHARASHTRA

FSHM-50120

7-9 TPH

2014

M/S CAN GROUP OF INDUSTRIES

MAHARASHTRA

FSHM-50120

7-9 TPH

2017

M/S CLDS ENGINEERS

UTTAR PRADESH

FSHM-2040

2 GRAIN MILLING LINES

2 TPH

2015

M/S STARLIGHT BRUCHEM

UTTAR PRADESH

FSHM-50120

7-9TPH

 

2017

M/S ADLER BIOENERGY PVT LTD

MAHARASTRA.

FSHM-50120

7-9 TPH

2017

M/S KBK BIOTECH PRIVATE LIMITED, 

ANDHRA PRADESH

FSHM-150250

2 GRAIN MILLING LINES

10-12 TPH

 

2018

M/S CHATTISGARH DISTILLERY LIMITED

CHHATTISGARH

 

FSHM-50120

7-9 TPH

 

2018

M/S  KARTHIK AGRO INDUSTRIES PVT LTD

KARNATAKA

FSHM-150250

10-12 TPH

 

2018

M/S BCL INDUSTRIES & INFRASTRUCTURES

PUNJAB

FSHM-50120

2 GRAIN MILLING LINES

7-9TPH

 

2018

M/S  PIONEER INDUSTRIES LIMITED

PUNJAB

FSHM-150250

 

10-12 TPH

 

2019

M/S  HARYANA ORGANICS 

 HARYANA

 

FSHM-50120

2 GRAIN MILLING LINES

7-9 TPH

 

2019

M/S PIONEER INDUSTRIES LIMITED

PUNJAB

FSHM-2040

2 LINES FOR DDGS

3-4 TPH

2019

M/S WAVE DISTILLERY & BREWERIES

UTTAR PRADESH

FSHM-150250

2 GRAIN MILLING LINES

10-12 TPH

2021

M/S BHUTAN CENTENNIAL DISTILLERY
BHUTAN

FSHM-50120

7-9 TPH

2020

M/S RADICAL BIO-ORGANICS LIMITED

TELANGANA

FSHM-150250

10-12 TPH

2021

SHRI TEJA BIO FUELS PVT.LTD.

TELANGANA

FSHM-50120

7-9 TPH

 

2021

M/S  AGRAWAL DISTILLERIES PVT LTD

MADHYA PRADESH

FSHM-50120

2 GRAIN MILLING LINES

7-9 TPH

 

TO BE SUPPLIED

M/S  SVAKSHA DISTILLERY

WEST BENGAL

FSHM-50120

4 GRAIN MILLING LINES

7-9 TPH

TO BE SUPPLIED

M/S HARYANA ORGANICS

WEST BENGAL

FSHM-50120

2 GRAIN MILLING LINES

7-9 TPH

 

TO BE SUPPLIED

M/S AARTI DISTILLERIES PRIVATE LIMITED

UTTAR PRADESH

FSHM-50120

3 GRAIN MILLING LINES

7-9 TPH

 

TO BE SUPPLIED

M/S CHATTISGARH DISTILLERY LIMITED

CHHATTISGARH

FSHM-50120

7-9 TPH

TO BE SUPPLIED

M/S SONA SATI ORGANICS PRIVATE LIMITED

BIHAR

FSHM-50120

4 GRAIN MILLING LINES

7-9 TPH

 

TO BE SUPPLIED

BCL INDUSTRIES LTD, BATHINDA, PUNJAB

PUNJAB

 

FSHM 2040

1.5-2 TPH ON DDGS

2021