Whole Farm Research

Grain Dryer Efficiency

Grain Dryer Efficiency

  • Start date: 2021
  • Project Length: 3 Years
  • Project Status: In Progress

Background

Benefits to MB Producers: Knowledge on grain adjust and increase efficiency of their dryers based on the PAMI recommendations found during Outcome A "Determining minor modifications and component upgrades (burners, motors, fans, etc.) for near term efficiency gains on current dryers" in that case they will be able to utilize the Efficiency calculator and predict their energy/financial savings.

Objectives:
  • Objectives: The deliverables of this project for producers will be ROI based and include: 1. Baseline assessment of economics, energy sources and potential impacts of increasing carbon tax rates on current operating methods, 2. Recommendations on near term efficiency gains through minor modifications and operating strategies for current drying systems 3. An analysis of medium range options with requiring additional investment and a higher degree of operational changes (wet/cooling bin options, manufacturer's heat recovery systems; 4. An outline of higher capital intensive options including major investments to upgrade dryer systems (like custom heat recovery systems) or replacement with new equipment.
Manitoba Crop Alliance Funding:

$301,461

Total Funding Approved:

$301,461