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Transformations: high-end products from waste wood fractions

Wood
23 Jan 2023

It has never been more important than now to make maximum use of raw materials and one of the most generously diverse is wood. Wood is not only renewable, it is also a critical element in carbon capture, and its uses span multiple industries from energy production to construction.

Africa builds up its port technology base

Africa map
13 Jan 2023

In building capacity, African countries have the opportunity to ‘leapfrog’ to the best dry bulk handling systems available on the market, enabling growth and development. By using mobile ship unloading technology, even ports with little or no infrastructure can benefit.

Flagship export terminal sets US grain handling standards 

Bruks Siwertell ship loader
9 Dec 2022

Agricultural giant, Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM), the American multinational food processing and commodities corporation, understands grain handling more than most. Headquartered in Chicago, ADM’s US operations comprise more than 160 ingredient manufacturing plants and more than 300 crop procurement facilities, located across 29 US states.

Green governance: a decade’s progress in one year or less

Siwertell ship unloader at Houston cement terminal
2 Dec 2022

Recently, hub ports in Europe have made agreements with their Asian counterparts aimed at addressing shortcomings within the maritime trade framework. A hurry-up-and-wait regime has ships speeding through the Suez

Mobile chipping delivers consistency and capacity to bioenergy markets 

Bruks Siwertell mobile wood chipper
23 Nov 2022

Mobile wood chipping is at the heart of bioenergy harvests, and for good reason. Able to work in remote areas, deep along forest roads, mobile chippers can handle a huge range of forestry wood, from slash piles to full length trees.

Customized air-cushion conveyor meets niche cotton seed handling needs in Arizona

Bruks Siwertell conveyor
18 Nov 2022

Highlighting the ability to tailor technology to meet the unique requirements of retrofitting new dry bulk material handling arrangements, is a recent air-cushion conveyor contract from BASF Corporation for its Maricopa agricultural solutions facility in Bapchule, Arizona, USA.

Food and fuel: a zero-waste policy 

Bruks Siwertell handling biomass
11 Nov 2022

This year, more than most, the world has become accustomed to disruptions in supply chains. Over the past twelve months, as much as 30 percent of the merchant fleet had been stuck in port queues, raising awareness of the previously unnoticed world of maritime trade.

Road-mobile alumina unloader exceeds expectations in France 

Bruks Siwertell road-mobile unloader handling alumina in France
7 Nov 2022

Trímet France, part of Germany-headquartered, Trimet Aluminum SE, principally receives vessels from Greece and Ireland, with the largest standing at around 14,000gt and the smallest close to 6,000gt. Shipments of alumina are discharged to silos, ready to be sent in rail wagons to a long-established aluminum-producing factory in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, south-east France.

Mexico’s new ultra-efficient agri-bulk terminal underpinned by Siwertell unloader

Siwertell ship unloader
14 Oct 2022

The port of Veracruz, in east-central Mexico, is being developed into one of the most advanced port terminals in the world. Accessing global waters via the Gulf of Mexico gateway, the port is undergoing a USD 5 billion redevelopment project, which will quadruple its installed capacity to reach more than 90 million metric tons by 2030.

Automated woodyards secure sustainable fiber-based future 

Bruks Siwertell circular blender in a  wood yard
21 Sep 2022

The global shift towards e-commerce, the replacement of plastic packaging with sustainable fiber-based alternatives, and the continuing drive for bioenergy to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, sees the world’s wood-processing industries needing to meet huge rises in demand.

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