Thailand opens biomass pellets factory

Thailand Opens Biomass Pellets Prototype Plant

Blackwood Technology, a business specializing in renewable energy, has teamed with TTCL, an engineering, contracting, and development corporation with headquarters in Thailand. The arrangement allows TTCL to make the first-ever investment in a biomass pellets prototype facility in Thailand using Blackwood Technology’s FlashTor technology, The Nation Thailand informs.

“FlashTor technology is a unique process to produce torrefied biomass. It is a proprietary multi-stage process using a series of reactors to convert fibrous biomass feedstock into torrefied biomass. The volatiles released during the torrefaction process (torgas) are burnt in a lean gas combustor. The combustor provides the required heat for the torrefaction process and the pre-drying of the biomass. The final stage of the FlashTor system is a proprietary product cooling system,” Bioenergy Insight Magazine explains.

To increase the production and caliber of biomass fuel pellets in Thailand, a prototype plant was created. By promoting the development of renewable energy from agricultural waste, it hopes to raise the quality of biomass pellets made in Thailand.

In August, the biomass pellet prototype plant featuring FlashTor innovation held its inauguration ceremony under the direction of Nishida Kazuya, the Japanese ambassador to Thailand.

The ambassador was welcomed by Hironobu Iriya, CEO and president of TTCL, and Maarten Herrebrugh, CEO of Blackwood Technology. Also present were officials from the ministries of energy and natural resources and the environment, as well as partner organizations and groups of customers.

Using the proprietary FlashTor torrefaction process, this prototype plant was created to manufacture and improve the quality of biomass pellet fuels in Thailand.

The modern innovation will enhance the competitiveness of the Thai business sector by promoting green manufacturing and low-carbon commodities while lowering the usage of coal and other fossil fuels.