Torrefaction news

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

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

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

Torrefied biomass coud be a promising resource for reaching blending targets in India

By Ramya Natarajan For the past several winters, Delhi has drawn global attention for its life-threatening smog levels. This is attributed, in part, to the open burning of biomass residues like paddy straw and stubble in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana. Ironically, while these residues can contribute to lethal levels of air pollution when burnt, they can in … Read More

New fuels project in China targets cooking in the commercial sector

New fuels project in China targets cooking in the commercial sector The Alliance partnered with China’s Ministry of Agriculture, Shell, local governments, and Shengzhou Stove Manufacturer (SSM) to develop and launch a new clean cooking project in Zhejiang Province of China. The project aims to encourage commercial enterprises to switch from wood and coal to biomass pellets. According to the … Read More

Moving forward on black pellets 

Moving forward on black pellets Neatly tucked away in a workshop in Sundsvall, Sweden is a pilot reactor for producing steam exploded materials. A seemingly inconspicuous piece of kit, it belongs to a Valmet Fibre Technology R&D facility, a division of Finland-headed global forest industry and energy technology major Valmet Oyj. With its novel approach, the company may have cracked the “chicken and egg” market … Read More

Usine à pellets en Haute-Corrèze : le préfet donne son feu vert

Usine à pellets en Haute-Corrèze: le préfet donne son feu vert Mardi 17 avril 2018 à 17:58 par  Nicolas BlanzatFrance Bleu Creuse  et  France Bleu Limousin La préfecture de Corrèze annonce, ce mardi, que le préfet autorise la création de l’usine à pellets torréfiés sur la zone bois de Viam Bugeat. Ce projet controversé fait l’objet de vives oppositions en Haute-Corrèze. Feu vert pour l’usine de fabrication de pellets torréfiés en Haute-Corrèze. C’est ce qu’annonce, ce mardi, … Read More