OJSC “Cherikov raiagrotechsnab” (an affiliated enterprise of “Agromashservice” holding) put into operation a new manufacturing line of straw briquettes production, - Nikolai Chepikov, Director General of OJSC “Agromashservice” informed.
The equipment was produced and supplied in Poland. Its capacity is about 1 ton per hour. The first trial production-run has already been manufactured and is used for heating at one of dairy farms of the holding where an automated caldron has been installed. “In case the testing proves effectiveness of new type of fuel, a joint Belarusian-Polish enterprise producing straw briquettes and automated caldrons will be created”, - Nikolai Chepikov added. – “It’s much cheaper to produce straw briquettes than import gas into the country; besides, they have practically the same heating value”.
The same production line is being assembling at OJSC “Khotsimsk raiagrosnab”; special automated caldrons running on straw pellets are being installed at some educational establishments. “We are studying the prospects of supplying straw briquettes both to domestic and European markets”, - the DG added.