Plantation Grown Timber: Flooded Gum- E. Grandis
Difficult plantation grown timber drying needs no longer to be difficult. When a timber or lumber specie is judged “too difficult”, solar kilns has all the answers. A site near Melbourne reports and is able to demonstrate high value outcomes from sawn mill-run timber processed from small and young plantation grown logs.
Flooded Gum run-of mill plantation grown timber after solarkiln cyclic drying
The photo right shows flooded gum (e.grandis) after being solar dried on solarkilns in September 2008. The quantitative results of successful drying trials are now available with independent reports due out in Solarola cyclic drying technology and prescription is now proven as the global best-practise solution to the typically high 25-30% degrade rates from conventional drying!.
Solar-kilns have been successful in achieving a 99% reduction in drying degrade loss or an equivalent saving of $8 million per year for a small 20,000 cubic metre (output) sawmill. Added to all of the other operating cost savings per year, this advantage makes solar kiln technology totally compelling as best-practice available technology in the world today.
Much of South Americas millions of cubic metres of sawlogs are this very same E.Grandis specie. It is rightly regarded as being extremely difficult to dry while using conventional drying technology and methods. Our estimated value of the many proven savings from solarola grandis drying amount to over US$200 per cubic metre, sufficient to enable many struggling producers to re-position themselves in large and competitive global furniture and flooring timber markets with superior and low cost kiln dried products.
Solar kilns will be making its technology, drying service and skills available there in the short term- well before its competitors even begin to understand that the solar cyclic revolution has well and truly begun.
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The solar cyclic revolution has well and truly begun.