Torrefaction - Definition, glossary, details

Torrefaction is pre-treatment technology to make biomass more suitable for cofiring applications.  It is a thermo chemical treatment method carried out under atmospheric conditions in the absence of oxygen. A torrefaction process typically consists of pre-drying, torrefaction, product cooling and combustion of the torrefaction gas to generate heat for drying and torrefaction. Some of the advantages of Torrefaction are ·         Different types of feedstocks have similar physical and chemical properties after torrefaction ·         Terrified biomass is easy to store as the nature of treated biomass is hydrophobic ·         With relation to co-firing, an important advantage of torrefied biomass is its improved grindability Torrefaction is an efficient technology for upgrading biomass to facilitate high levels of biomass co-firing.

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