What is torrefaction and what does a torrefaction expert do? Torrefaction is the roasting of any solid biomass in an inert atmosphere with some of the volatile components of the feedstock being driven off in form of Syngas that can be used to fuel the process plus generate thermal or electrical energy. The solid part is either an ideal carbon-neutral substitute fuel for coal or heating oils – for transport reasons agglomerated to pellets or briquettes – or it is further processed to manufacture soil enhancers, carbon for the chemical industry, or printery. By torrefaction, many residues, and plants that are today disposed of or cause costs can be turned into a value.
Torrefaction technologies have been developed and implemented by several companies around the globe. First, industrial-scale production sites are operating. The processes are highly adjustable in terms of products – electricity, fuel, soil enhancement, etc., as a reaction to market conditions.
A torrefaction expert will have a good command of technological development, experience to help overcome technological and economical challenges in project development, and will typically also have experience with feedstock selection, handling, and eventually necessary pre-treatment. They may assist in selecting the right feedstock, finding the appropriate technology, overlooking the engineering and implementation phase, and specifying typical market/product needs.
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