Futerra Fuels builds commercial scale torrefaction plant in Portugal

Valongo, 11 December 2018 – Portuguese bioenergy start-up Futerra Torrefaçao e Tecnologia S.A. (Futerra Fuels) has started the construction of their first commercial scale torrefied pellet production plant in Valongo, Portugal. The plant will have an annual production capacity of 120.000 tons of torrefied pellets and 55.000 tons of regular industrial wood pellets per year.   According to Henk Hutting, chairman … Read More

Correlations to Predict Elemental Compositions and Heating Value of Torrefied Biomass

Abstract Measurements reported in the literature on ultimate analysis of various types of torrefied woody biomass, comprising 152 data points, have been compiled and empirical correlations are developed to predict the carbon content, hydrogen content, and heating value of a torrefied wood as a function of solid mass yield. The range of torrefaction temperature, residence time and solid yield of … Read More

Orsted, CM Biomass Partners, Stockholm Exergi, Hofor and Bioenergy Europe, discuss biomass sourcing strategies and raw feedstock availability

Global energy and commodity price-reporting agency Argus will host the  Argus Biomass Nordics and Baltics 2018 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 29-31 October. Drawing on the success of the flagship London Biomass conference, the inaugural event focused on the Nordic and Baltic regions, and will bring together wood chip and wood pellet specialists from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK. … Read More

TAPPI’s International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference (IBBC) with the International Biomass Torrefaction Coucil

Partnership promotes dual vision of bringing awareness to new sustainable technologies developed from biomass in the forests products industry   BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (August 28, 2018) – The International Biomass Torrefaction Council (IBTC) and TAPPI’s International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference (IBBC) have announced a new partnership to help promote awareness of torrefied biomass. Based in Brussels, IBTC was founded in 2012 and brought together 23 companies from … Read More

AEBIOM 2017 Statistical Report

Every year since its debut release in 2007, AEBIOM´s Statistical Report provides an in-depth description of the bioenergy sector in the EU28 Member States. The AEBIOM Statistical Report has been enriched each year with new figures and information, collecting unique data on the developments of the European bioenergy market from a growing number of international contributors. AEBIOM is therefore able to develop a detailed … Read More

Properties of Torrefied U.S. Waste Blends

Power generation facilities in the U.S. are looking for a potential renewable fuel that is sustainable, low-cost, complies with environmental regulation standards and is a drop-in fuel in the existing infrastructure. Although torrefied woody biomass, meets most of these requirements, its high cost, due to the use of woody biomass, prevented its commercialization. Industrial waste blends, which are also mostly … Read More

New Torrefaction Process Reduces Transportation Costs for Biomass

Researchers at Fraunhofer IGB developed an improved torrefaction process to make use of olive biomass. By LISA ANDERSON on July 9, 2018 Filed in  Business Waste from olive oil production is treated at a pilot plant in Spain that uses a unique torrefaction process to reduce transportation costs for biomass and produces green chemicals as a byproduct. It allows (the treatment of) waste … Read More

Torrefaction yields lighter wood chips that are cheaper to transport

MUNICH, Germany – Because wood is heavy and logs are irregularly shaped, it costs more to  transport, limiting its use as a raw material in industry. In the European Union-funded SteamBio project, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB have teamed up with various partners to change all that, developing a special steam drying technique that could … Read More