Wood chips are thermally treated in an oxygen deficient environment, which leads to a dry solid product. Torrefaction combined with densification leads to an energy-dense fuel carrier in the form of pellets. These pellets have broadly similar properties to that of coal.
The difference between black and brown pellets is in the chemical composition and energy content, black pellets content a higher calorific energy value.
Black Torrefied pellets are the result of our proprietary torrefaction reactor technology that converts biomass into a biocoal with a much better fuel quality for combustion and gasification applications. Pellets are lighter, drier and more stable in storage.
Biochar is also a by-product of our torrefaction reactor technology and is excellent as a soil amendment for the agriculture industries. Biochar can help increase soil fertility, agricultural productivity, and protect against some soil-borne diseases. It may also help mitigate climate change by producing negative carbon dioxide emissions.
Biochar Dust is the result of biochar or biocoal pellets being ground up, this product can then be blown into a boiler or used as a soil fertiliser, its chemical properties have been proven to improve soil fertilisation.
Also called pyroligneous acid, Wood Vinegar is an acidic mixture of over one hundred chemicals. It contains approximately 86% water and 14% organic compounds including phenols, alcohols, acids, ketones, furans, aldehydes, sugars.