New Pilot Plant for Biomass Torrefaction

J. Celaya, I. Goni, J. Gil & I. Echeverría
Torrefaction process transforms biomass in a more valuable product reducing transportation, storage and milling costs. Advantages of the improved fuel can pay back for the production costs in applications with large biomass consumptions which require long transport distances and / or applications which require very fine biomass pulverization. Some examples of these applications are: biomass cofiring in coal power plants, second generation biofuels production and pellet production for international trade. Torrefaction is based on the...