Pellet Systems Reduce Manufacturing Waste

Reclaim Carbon and Lower Landfill Impact

Many manufacturers have adopted Zero Waste and Zero Landfill targets. At Buskirk Engineering, we celebrate those commitments and build systems to help acheive them. 

Consider the company that was producing a dumpster a day of sawdust. At the time, they were paying to have this material hauled away to the landfill — a practice with high transportation and environmental costs. We did the math and proposed a pellet mill that would provide 14-to-1 densification of that sawdust, producing a valuable product that could be sold. We showed the company how their waste expense could be turned into a profit center. The investment in a Buskirk Engineering pellet system would pay for itself in only nine months. 

Every day we continue to innovate, just like our clients. We design and build the absolute best product we can — by hand, in the USA. Call us today to discuss your waste-reduction needs. We can help you achieve your Zero Waste and Zero Landfill goals. 

Buskirk Engineering Waste Reduction Solutions

Listed below are just some of the many applications of Buskirk pelletizing technology for transforming waste into valuable reclaimed materials.

Construction Debris: A builder in Texas reclaimed scrap wood from his construction sites. We engineered a system to combine wood and a superabsorbent polymer. The resulting pellets are used to clean up oil spills.

Carbon: From bio-char to toner cartridges, carbon dust is difficult to recycle. The fine particles are hard to control and create a dusty, dirty environment. We developed a system for creating carbon pellets that can be used in the steel industry. Unlike raw carbon dust, which atomizes when heated, our carbon pellets deliver more valuable carbon into the final steel product.

High-moisture Inorganic Material:  We can’t describe it any more precisely, but we developed a solution for pelletizing a product that came to us at 25% to 28% moisture. Other systems clogged, but our Buskirk mill kept churning out beautiful, usable pellets.

Wine Barrels:  Want to make a very fragrant wood pellet — and achieve your Zero Waste goal?  We’ve got your system.



Waste Densification EXAMPLE

Skid System

Pellet Mill System for Industry

At Buskirk Engineering, we design complete turnkey systems for all of your pellet processing needs. Because we design, engineer, and build each system ourselves in Indiana, USA, we can have you up and running in under 24 hours once delivered, on site. We also offer a complete line of ancillary equipment including Paddle Mixers, Bulk Holding Tanks, Conveyors, Counter Flow Pellet Coolers, and more.

Don’t see something you’re looking for? Let us know. We can build your vision.

* Talk with us about your needs and estimated capacities. We will create a custom pellet system design for your specific usage. We have done testing with many different types of material and have engineered solutions to a wide range of applications. Please contact Buskirk Engineering to discuss your specific product.