B2C production facility utilises CEG’s proprietary torrefaction technology that can deliver a variety of bio related products, these include; black biocoal pellets, brown biocoal pellets, biochar, biochar dust and wood vinegar.

We are able to produce products to clients specifications meeting energy density requirements from 19MJ/kg right up to 30MJ/kg.

  • Brown biocoal pellets

    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 biocoal pellets

    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

    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

    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.

  • Wood vinegar

    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.

Advantages of torrefied biocoal products

  • No additional storage infrastructure needed at the power plant to handle the biofuel.
  • Torrefied biocoal is blended with coal and fed together into existing milling and firing infrastructure.
  • Easy grinding leads to lower power consumption than white pellets.
  • Practically no de-rating when replacing coal by torrefied biocoal products. Conventional white wood pellets have up to 10% de-rating.
  • High energy and bulk density dramatically reduce shipping costs.
  • Torrefied biomass is a renewable fuel which is one of the most fast track solutions for a carbon neutral generation of power and heat worldwide, especially in variable load applications. 
  • Torrefied biocoal is created in our torrefaction process using biomass materials such as wood waste and residues, saw dust, bark, and woody chips.