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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 researchers develop biomass torrefaction process

A new steam drying technique for wood developed through the EU-funded SteamBio project could significantly reduce transportation costs for biomass, according to the German-based Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology. The technique also yields feedstocks that can be used by the chemical industry. The process is currently being evaluated at the pilot scale. Information released by Fraunhofer IGB Institute … 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

Airex Energy starts construction of its biomass torrefaction plant in Becancour, Quebec

Construction of the Airex Energy biomass torrefaction plant is now underway at Laprade industrial park in Becancour, Qc. Using Airex’s patented CarbonFX technology, the plant will have an annual production capacity of 15,000 tons. The facility is well situated near the St-Lawrence Seaway, in an area known for its abundant forest resources and rich pulp and paper industry heritage. Designed … Read More