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Torrefaction Workshop - Market Implementation of a new Solid Biofuel and its midterm Prospects in Milan, Italy

The workshop will present and discuss the development of the torrefaction technology and its market implementation. It will provide an overview about the first steps towards an industrial scale fuel production and the connected on-going research activities to provide appropriate technologies, including suitable densification processes.

21 June 2012 - 21 June 2012

A first presentation will outline the state of the art of the world-wide torrefaction developments, focusing on the different torrefaction concepts and their suitability for the conversion of various raw materials and end-use requirements (gasification, combustion or co-firing).

The densification concepts and their adaptation for the new solid energy carrier play a key role here and will also be discussed. Experiences from the first commercially operated torrefaction plant in Europe will be integrated. Spanning these topics and also including further vital parts of the value chain, the EU-project SECTOR aims at advancing the market introduction of torrefied fuels.

Furthermore, the workshop will show the parallel research goals and trends outside the European Union emphasizing on the developments and experiences from North America. The workshop is organized by DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gGmbH (coordinator of SECTOR) and IEA Bioenergy Task 32.

Programme Outline

Scientific and technical development of Torrefaction and the contribution of SECTOR
Torrefaction by ECN
Torrefaction by Topell
Densification Concepts
Industrial technology process development for torrefied materials - ACB technology
Developments in North America
Final Remarks and SECTOR outlook

Date:Thursday, 21 June 2012

Time: 13:30 - 17:30


DBFZ Deutsches BiomasseForschungsZentrum gGmbH
IEA Bioenergy Task 32


With Full Conference Week registration, One Day admission (on registered day), Students registration and Parallel Events admission (for this specific event).

For further information:

Angela Grassi, ETA-Florence Renewable Energies