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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

Future Perspectives of Biomass Torrefaction: Review of the Current State-Of-The-Art and Research Development

Jorge Miguel Carneiro Ribeiro 1, Radu Godina 2, João Carlos de Oliveira Matias 1,3 and Leonel Jorge Ribeiro Nunes 1,3,* 1 DEGEIT—Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal 2 C-MAST—Centre for Aerospace Science and Technologies—Department of Electromechanical Engineering, University of Beira Interior, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal 3 GOVCOPP—Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 … Read More

BPS Licenses Biocoal Technology, Signs MOU with US Power Company

BPS Licenses Biocoal Technology, Signs MOU with US Power Company Friday, 27 April 2018 0 Dan McCue Biomass Secure Power,  located in British Columbia, entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with  River Basin Energy Inc.  earlier this month which gives the company perpetual worldwide rights for all of the intellectual property (IP) and patents currently owned by River Basin Energy.  The IP includes patented technology that will be deployed at … Read More

Partnership Makes Biofuel Accessible to Everyone

April 20, 2018 — Of all resources used for global energy consumption, 19.3 percent is renewable energy, of which almost three-quarters is generated from biomass, according to the Renewable Energy Network (REN21). For the production of biocoal, at present woody waste residues are mainly used, among others from the wood-processing industry, sustainable forestry and green maintenance. The use of biocoal … Read More

Biocoal alternative fuel for power production and heating

At several locations around the world, a partnership of international companies will start construction of facilities, where biocoal will be produced on a commercial scale. This biocoal can be used as sustainable fuel in power plants and heating installations all over the world, giving a boost to reducing climate change. Of all resources used for global energy consumption, 19.3% is … Read More

Baltania to invest in an industrial scale torrefaction biocoal plant in Vägari, Estonia

Baltania OÜ, a 100% owned subsidiary of Dutch private equity investment firm Momentum Capital, has made a conditional investment decision to commission an industrial scale torrefaction biocoal plant in Vägari, Estonia. Value of the investment is approximately EUR 45 million. Providing, that all conditions of the investment decision are met, the construction of the biocoal plant will start in Q2 … Read More

EU-funded project SteamBio produces torrefied biomass for replacing coal and yielding chemicals sustainably

04 Jun 2018 | Source: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ACHEMA 2018: New steam drying technique yields sustainable products and production processes Industrial facilities are generally located far away from extensive forest regions. Because wood requires efforts to transport, it sees only limited use as a raw material in industry. In the EU-funded SteamBio project, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and … Read More

DOE issues 4 funding opportunities totaling $78M for advanced biofuels, bioenergy and bioproducts

The US Department of Energy (DOE) issued four funding opportunities (FOAs) totaling up to $78 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). These include: BioEnergy Engineering for Products Synthesis (BEEPS) (up to $28 million) ( DE-FOA-0001916 ) This FOA addresses gaps in current research and development (R&D) … Read More