WSM offers wood fiber preparation system

West Salem Machinery Co. is offering a wood fiber preparation system that can mechanically densify 100 dry tons of wood fiber per hour, including wood chips, sawdust and other forest product residuals. Equipment such as WSM's wood fiber system could help revitalize the U.S. wood biomass market, which RISI Inc. projected may be on the rise. In a Wood Biomass Market Report released in December, the global forest products information provider estimated that provisions included in the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 could generate approximately 120 million tons of wood demand, not to mention additional jobs.