Herty Opens First Fully-integrated Pilot Pellet Mill in U.S.
SAVANNAH, Ga. – February 5, 2013 – The Herty Advanced Materials Development Center, part of Georgia Southern University, is pleased to announce that it has opened the first fully-integrated pilot pellet mill in the United States. At a cost of nearly $2 million, Herty’s pilot pellet mill represents an investment in state-of-the-art process equipment that is designed to support local and national feedstock suppliers providing them with a facility for validating process technology and for engineering pellet design. Herty will work with both technology providers and project developers to mitigate risk through pilot scale validation and de-risk their development projects. Herty will also support researchers working to enhance pellet design and develop methods for lowering operating costs.