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
A member of IBTC announces the successful trial of over one thousand tonnes of renewable black pellets.
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
Biofuels Digest just published IBTC President Michael Wild’s presentation at ABLC Global 2018 in San Francisco, during which he delivered an overview of biomass torrefaction’s status, market requirements, and supply chain efficiency comparison. See the presentation >>
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
Baltania OÜ has awarded Pöyry with an assignment for Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) services for the new Torrefied Pellet Plant project in Vägari, Estonia. The assignment includes project management, basic engineering, procurement and site supervision services. Read the full article .
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
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
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
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