Peat which has been milled on the surface of the bog, is air dried and stored. It is then brought by narrow gauge railway across the bogs to the factory.
Different grades of peat are carefully blended in the factory to ensure raw material consistency. It is then ground to a fine particle size and dried to 10% moisture content using heat from large industrial boilers at this stage, the peat is a fine, powdery material.
The peat is extruded through a twin-stamp briquette press. The compression is sufficient to bind the remaining water with the peat, so forming the briquette.
When the Logs Direct Peat Briquettes have cooled they are baled and automatically baled and palletised.
Logs Direct Ltd
t: 01524 812476
This project was supported by the Rural Development Programme for England, for which
Defra is the Managing Authority, part financed by the European Agricultural Fund
for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.