Energy / November 7, 2019
Finnish energy producer can replace fossil coal with CEG’s sustainable black pellets
Waste streams from biomass are hardly recycled due to problems with transport, processing and storage. CEG, Primco and Parenco Hout have entered into a strategic partnership to reduce the waste of biomass by jointly deploying residual and waste streams with commercial parties so that it is not the fossil raw materials but waste streams that form the basis for producing semi-finished products, energy or biofuel.
Clean Electricity Generation (CEG) is a technology supplier. It has developed a patented technology that can turn low-grade biogenic waste streams into high-grade products. Biofuels, biobased raw materials, and other products can be produced in this way.
The technology is based on torrefaction – derived from the French torrefier that means roasting – which gives biomass a higher energy value. The leading International Energy Agency (IEA) has stated that torrefaction is an important step in producing bulk goods based on biomass.
Primco is an international producer of sustainable heat and energy and designs its power stations itself using the very latest technologies.
Primco has strategic partnerships with local authorities and commercial market players such as Vattenfall and HoSt.
Parenco Hout, which supplies roundwood and biomass waste streams, is also a logistics specialist. The company additionally collects and harvests residual and waste wood in conjunction with forest owners such as Staatsbosbeheer (the National Forest Service in the Netherlands).
The company holds several important certifications and has developed a patented technique to harvest wood without causing significant damage to forests.
Baltania's biocoal plant offers an energy-efficient alternative to fossil fuels. Based on CEG's torrefaction technology, the plant will produce the best and most energy-rich pellets on the market, a 100% fossil coal substitute.
The plant in Vägari, Estonia is currently under construction. The production lines will be started in the summer of 2020. Full production capacity of 160 kt of biocoal per year will be reached by 2021.