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

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

Valorization of Waste Wood as a Solid Fuel by Torrefaction

Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the optimal temperature range for waste wood and the effect torrefaction residence time had on torrefied biomass feedstock. Temperature range of 200–400 °C and residence time of 0–50 min were considered. In order to investigate the effect of temperature and residence time, torrefaction parameters, such as mass yield, energy yield, volatile … 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