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Contributing to carbon neutrality: Net Zero – SUEZ Group and Airex Energy will industrialize an innovative carbon capture solution to restore soil quality and act for the climate

June 15 2021 – SUEZ Group and Airex Energy have formed a partnership in order to provide solutions to regions and industries on their path towards carbon neutrality. The expertise of the two Groups will enable them to industrialize the recovery of biomass residues into biochar (a stable form of organic carbon), which is essential to the resilience, vitality and … Read More

Recording of webinar: Torrefaction – opportune time for development

            On 7 April, International Biomass Torrefaction Council co-organised a webinar entitled “Torrefaction: opportune time for development”.  Over 100 participants were able to learn more about industry, its technology, benefits of torrefied biomass and much more! The webinar was introduced by Cristina Calderon (IBTC), followed by an introductory explanation of torrefaction by Michael Wild (IBTC). … Read More

Launch of new white and torrefied pellets production in Valongo, Portugal plant

Portuguese bioenergy company Futerra Torrefaçao e Tecnologia S.A. (Futerra Fuels) has commenced production of white and torrefied pellets in its recently built production plant in Valongo, Portugal. The plant includes 6 torrefaction lines delivered by Yilkins which are embedded in the broader plant set-up developed by Futerra. In the coming months the production of white pellets will be stepwise increased … Read More

Meet Influential Executives at Asia Biomass Markets’ Powerhouse meet in Tokyo

    Pegged as the ‘Global Biomass Buyer-Supplier Meet’, CMT’s 10th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power, 13-16 May, 2019 – Tokyo, JAPAN will connect executives of wood pellet, wood chip and agricultural biomass (e.g. Palm Oil, etc) producers & traders, power utilities, and technology providers We will be welcoming delegates from among the Wood Pellets & Wood Chips Producers & … Read More

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

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