Drying systems for Sugar production

Fodder from sugar production  – dried with Büttner's drying systems

In Central Europe sugar is mostly produced from sugar beets, and in the tropics from sugar cane. After waste materials are dried and made into pellets they serve as energy-rich fodder. To this end, Büttner supplies flexible drying and energy systems, which together ensure that the dried pulp has a homogeneous moisture distribution. This is the only way that pellet presses can operate without interruption.

After they are cleaned, sugar beets are initially shredded for sugar extraction. The sugar is separated from the beet pulp and impurities are removed. The remains are then cleaned, allowed to concentrate and subsequently crystallised. The remaining beet pulp is first dewatered mechanically and goes into the drum dryer, where it is dried within a short time and then set off to be pressed into pellets.

In this way, high quality animal fodder is produced from sugar production wastes. Büttner makes an important contribution to the process by supplying matching dryer and energy systems. By ensuring a homogeneous drying level, the presses are able to operate efficiently and without interruption.

In tropical regions, waste material from the production of sugar cane accumulates and forms bagasse, which is employed as fuel for process heat generation and also as a part of cogeneration (combined heat and power or CHP). Bagasse is dried in drum dryers or flash tube dryers. Büttner also supplies efficient and robust drying solutions for this process.