"Torrefaction can be the key in enabling the use of remote resources of low–cost biomass resources." - Jaap Koppejan, Procede -



SECTOR meetings

Final Project Meeting, 6-7 May 2015 in Leipzig (Germany)

The final meeting of the SECTOR Project took place from 6-7th May in Leipzig, Germany. The participants got the latest information on torrefaction technology and its market and also had the chance to visit the technical centers of the DBFZ

Here you can download the presentations of the public meeting on 6th May:

Session I Torrefied Fuels




Session II Logistics

Handling and Storage

Session III End use




Small-to-medium scale combustion

Session IV Value chains, Sustainability, Standardisation

GHG emissions value chains

Environmental assessment


Session V Strategies and Perspectives for Market Implementation

Market perspectives

Midterm Project Meeting, 16-18 October 2013 in Pamplona (Spain)


The SECTOR midterm project meeting took place from 16.10. – 18.10.2013 at the site of the project partner CENER in Pamplona, Spain. With 45 participants including two advisory board members and three external experts, the meeting was very successful and offered the opportunity to an intensive exchange between the different work packages and partners. A common workshop with external experts from related projects and the IEA Task 40 disclosed links and cooperation possibilities between the projects.  An excursion to the CENER semi-industrial pilot scale test facility gave an insight into their biomass physical pre-treatment unit, gasification unit and the biochemical module.




KICK-OFF-Meeting, 14-15 February 2012 in Petten (The Netherlands)


The SECTOR consortium has held a successful KICK-OFF-Meeting on 14th and 15th February 2012 at the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands in Petten, Netherlands. Representatives of all project partners, members of the Advisory Board and the EC-Officer met at the premises of ECN to an interesting first encounter and exchange. The project coordination team and the work package leaders presented both the general objectives and the contents and research aims of the different work packages. On the second day dicussions in indivdual work package meetings took place. 

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This project has received funding from the European Union´s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No. 282826.