While the biomass market retains considerable potential for suppliers of pneumatic discharging systems, such as Neuero and Vigan, their core business remains the agribulk sector. Although possibly less efficient, using grabs for biomass handling tends to be the preferred solution for third-party stevedores, while power generating plants favour pneumatic discharge. There is a parallel scenario for coal handling, where stevedores employ grab unloaders while coastal power plants tend to opt for CSUs.
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This complete item is approximately 2000 words in length, and appeared in the May/June 2013 issue of Bulk Materials International, on page 12. To access this issue download the PDF here.