Michael Wild, President of IBTC gives a good summary what torrefaction is, the benifits of the process and it’s possibilites as substitute to existing coal plants in this article from 2015.
Damberg speaks out on Vattenfall’s sale of the German brown coal operations in Swedish industri magazine Dagens Industri.
(Article in Swedish)
Mikael Damberg, Sweden’s industrial and innovation minister, was September 16, visiting BioEndev in connection with an innovation journey in Umeå. ”With the new facility for green coal Umeå show that it is an innovation city of rank and at the forefront of the bio-economy development” – Mikael Damberg pronounce himself .
See the press message in the link below.
Bioendev’s CEO Anders Frisk together with boarddirector Göran Ernstsson and Nils Björid from LRF Ungdom speaks out on the government’s promised investments in the forestry industry which so far have’nt been seen.
(The article is in swedish)
Ibrahim Baylan, Swedish Energy Minister, sees biomass as the most stable solution for the phase-out of existing nuclear power plants in Sweden.
(Link in Swedish)
On August 3, President Obama and EPA announced the new Clean Power Plan – a historic and important step in reducing carbon pollution from power plants that takes real action on climate change. The clean power plan sees potential in bioenergy investments which directly favors torreficated materials as a possible exchangeable energy source to existing coal plants.
Bioendev presents two new employees to the team. First, the recently become doctor in Energy Technology and Thermal Process Chemistry, Martin Strandberg. Martin has already contributed a lot in the construction of IDU and worked on and off for BioEndev, between his research, for many years with the development of our torrefaction technology. Now he will lead a large part of BioEndevs projection and design-work for commercial torrefaction plants.
We also want to welcome Jonathan Bergman, who soon finishes his master’s degree in Energy Engineering. For several years he has been involved in the operation of BioEndevs pilot plant. Jonathan will primarily work as a construction designer for commercial torrefaction plants.
Martin Strandberg, a key person in the development of BioEndevs technology, can now title himself as PhD in Energy Technology and Thermal Process Chemistry. This after the publication of his thesis ”from Torrefaction to gasification: Pilot Scale Studies for the upgrading of biomass,” where the major focus of the study has been to refine chipped spruce and logging residues from the Swedish forestry industry. The result of the study also shows promising for other energy assortments like reed canary grass and eucalyptus. The whole thesis is published digital for download here.
(link to article in swedish)
Two days before Christmas Eve, the torrefaction reactor arrives to Holmsund outside Umeå. This means another step towards the completion of BioEndev’s Industrial Demonstration Unit during the 2015th.