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Hydrothermal Carbonization

Hydrothermal Carbonization (HTC), a process that is capable of converting organic matter into carbon-rich substances in the presence of water, at temperatures of about 190–260°C. Consequently, this process is suitable for waste valorization, as high moisture content waste feedstocks such as agricultural residues, animal litter and sewage can be converted into value-added products like catalysts, activated carbon, biofuels, and soil enhancers without the need of a pre-drying step.

The HTC process has been successfully scaled up to commercial-scale in some parts of Europe. A HTC expert is involved in evaluating the potential for scaling up the HTC process, by assessing the nature of the biomass or waste feedstocks available, calculating mass and energy balances, identifying suitable equipment, and assisting with health and safety risk assessments.

At Lee Enterprises Consulting, we have a number of highly qualified biomass conversion experts available to assist you with any waste conversion related matter. Feel free to call or email us for more information.