The special expertise of the firm is the development of energy conversion and materials handling systems for wood, straws and food processing residues. Project areas include harvesting and processing of Field Crops and Residues; Harvesting and processing of Forest Residues and Urban Wood; Boilers, Combustion, Carbonization and Gasification; Organic Recycling, Composting and Manure management.
Iowa, Arizona, and New York
for currency disposal, conveyors, dust collectors, compactors.
Innovative process and uses for straw utilization since the 1970s including straw fiber through thermomechanical pulping for hydromulch and wet process boards. He conducted pilot and small industrial scale field testing of system for handling and preparing straw for use as fuels, feeds, fibers, feedstocks for chemicals to test options for the utilization of more than 1 million tons of grass seed straw produced in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.
T.R. Miles has developed commercial systems for drying and compacting hay and straw for export since 1975. The dryer and compactor designs have been in commercial operation since the 1990s. Drying systems include custom designs and testing use of moving floor, belt, rotary and suspension dryers for hay, herbs, switch grass, corn stalks, and bagasse. Large handling, processing and feeding systems have been designed for power boilers and biofuel production
Mighty Mite International, Portland, Oregon
T.R. Miles has contributed to the development of gasifiers for producer gas and synthesis gas in research and industry since 1976. Project areas include installation and operation of small scale and industrial CHP gasifiers from 500 kWe to 5 MWe.
Project areas include harvesting and processing of Field Crops and Residues; and design and development of biomass feed systems for gasifiers and biomass energy from 10 kWe to 35 MWe.
Investigation for industry and US Department of Energy (USDOE)/ National Renewable Energy Laboratories(NREL)
To prevent disease and convert residues, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Projects include development of biomass feed systems for pyrolysis systems, gasifiers and biochar production; installation and operation of small scale and industrial CHP gasifiers and pyrolyzers; frequently presents and reviews papers on biochar production, system design and operation; and developed biochar products and markets for clients.
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Portland, OR, USA