The development of the Chardon-dryer was started with the goal of finding an economically viable method to dry ‘wet biomass’. This biomass, with moisture contents up to 92% is highly perishable and typically found in agricultural waste streams. This material can currently only be converted into compost. If properly dried, the materials can be stored for long periods of time and are also easier to convert into biobased products.
During the development, it turned out that the new industrial dryer could also be used economically for drying several industrial waste streams, as well as the solid fraction of digestate, the solid waste stream created by a biomass digester.