Torre..Torre…Torrefaction (not a movie!)


If found this new word in a Renewable Energy magazine, and couldn’t resist it!

Torrefaction: Torrefaction is the roasting of wood or other biomass to create a product that (1) has increased energy density; (2) has characteristics that make it easy to handle and transport; and (3) is practical to co-fire in existing coal plants.

If you’d like to read more about torrefaction, here’s an interesting article: http://www.bellona.org/articles/articles_2010/Torrefaction_of_wood_pellets_offers_substitute_to_coalImage

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2 thoughts on “Torre..Torre…Torrefaction (not a movie!)

    1. Marsha, the article mentions that the factory will use second generation biomass (made from plants that aren’t used for food consumption) to make the pellets. The final product is called “wood” but in fact it is compressed, carbonized plant matter that burns much cleaner than coal.

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