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Most of the world's biomass feedstocks compete with resources that could also be used for food production. Biomass Torrefied Pellets are second generation fuels that do not compete with primary food stocks. Second generation Biomass Torriefied energy pellets can be made from all kind of biomass waste or byproducts from food crops, but also from paper&pulp waste. Because of this flexibility and independence, Biomass Torrefied energy pellets (BioTorPellet®), can provided climate neutral energy diversification as well as improved energy security in both developed and developing economies. BTT is ready to help both companies and communities, to choose, enable and implement the best technology to match and enhance their specific local biomass resources. Depending on the scale and output Biomass Torrefied energy pellets can be used for domestic consumption or for export to power companies who wish to co-fire their power plants with clean alternatives. BTT is committed to a social and environmental sustainability through our partnerships with local companies and green technologies. BTT also has forged partnerships with leading experts to ensure the application of best industry practices in conjecture with government and non-government organizations. BTT is committed to developing economically sustainable businesses. All parties, from farmers to forestry, and local communities to our stakeholders, must benefit, irrespective of energy prices. We believe that only long term economic sustainability can deliver long term social and environmental benefits.

 

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Frequent Asked Questions

A Torrified biomass pellet is a fuel source made from very dense organic materials. Being organic, they are natural, clean and do not have any toxins dangerous to plants or animals. They are safe and easy to transport.

Almost any organic material can be processed to make torrefied biomass, including paper waste etc.

Increased energy independence because torrified material can be processed from agricultural left-overs into a robust energy source. Torrified biomass is resistant to water and therefore ideal in regions with high humidity

Surplus biomass can be converted through torrefaction into a higher value product that can be easily traded, stored and sold.

Torrified biomass has comparable qualities to coal, except that terrified biomass is a renewable source of energy. Using terrified biomass will reduce your global carbon footprint and diversify your energy inputs.

A BioTorPellet ® displaces greenhouse gas intensive coals – a fossil fuel by some 80%.The extent of the greenhouse gas benefits also depend on the ability of co-firing in a power plant.

Co-Firing is the ability to use several types of energy inputs in a powerplant. BTT can enable powerplants to optimize their co-firing abilities based on the biomass inputs.

BTT is very strict in its choice of development locations. We do not invest in environmentally sensitive areas. The prior and current use of every hectare of land is assessed, and land that is forested, recently deforested or that is being used for food production is excluded. We are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomass derived fuels, and adhere to its 12 principles covering social and environmental sustainability in all operations.

The success of our business partnerships with farming groups depends on delivering mutual benefits over the long-term. The communities that we work with in Vietnam are willingly involved in our projects because they offer investment, employment and income. We co-operate with a Dutch non-government organisation called SNV that has experience in this field and which is taking the interests of local farmers into account. SNV was extensively consulted, and has approved the farmer contracts that we employ in Vietnam. Our business partners and managers also have long-term relationships with farmers, their communities and governments.

No. A BioTorPellet ® doesn’t compete directly with food supplies or wood, because we are using biomass waste, agree or forestry and paper&pulp waste products as a feedstock.

BioTorPellet is a solution to the increasing world demand for woody fuels. It is optimally suited for use in agricultural intensive regions of the world. If managed well, it will not compete with forestry or resources for food production.

Yes, they are well suited for further processing and upgrading through gasification, to generate new organically based bio chemicals and transport fuels such as Synthetic Natural Gas and Fertilizers

Most torrefaction developments in terms of technology and testing are currently in Europe. It is not unimaginable that this technology will find its way into other regions with larger quantities of biomass. We are gaining considerable expertise from our work in Europe, and will apply that experience in South America and Asia Pacific when the time comes. We are in the early stages of forming a consortium of supply chain partners to develop the industry over the next decade.

Europe's strong and stable markets are willing to move away from coal, by replacing its energy portfolio 20% into renewables fuels. Torrified Biomass will allow power companies to reach these targets.