"Setting the standard for a new commodity: torrefied biomass."

- Martin Englisch, OFI -



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"The overall objective of BioBoost is to pave the way for de-central conversion of biomass to optimised, high energy density carriers, which can be utilised in large scale applications for the synthesis of transportation fuel and chemicals or directly in small-scale combined heat and power (CHP) plants."

coordinator: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

"The TORBIMA project concerns the utilisation of biomasses with poor combustion properties and fluctuating properties. The aim of the project, which is to be achieved in conjunction with the project partner, is to develop a plant for combining the process steps of torrefaction and pelletising and to implement the plant on an industrial scale. The starting materials and pellets are characterised using laboratory analyses and, together with the process parameters, serve as a basis of evaluation."

coordinator: Pusch-AG

"Objective of the project is the qualification of torrefied biogenic residues for combustion in large-scale power plants. By co-firing torrefied biomass, electrical efficiency in state-of-the-art power plants can reach up to 45 %."

contact: Technische Universität Darmstadt - Energy Systems and Technology (EST)

"BalBiC aims to develop particularly industrial biocoal production and market as well as the sustainable use of bioenergy. The project focuses on enhancing markets and competitiveness of biocoal in the Baltic region. The target groups of the project are forest owners, entrepreneurs working in the field of wood procurement, bioenergy users, forest industry, municipalities, research institutes, universities, polytechnics and colleges."

lead partner: Department of Forest Science, University of Helsinki


INFRES aims to accelerate the technological development and to open paths to EU´s renewable targets by producing research based knowledge, technological solutions and service innovations for forest residue feedstock supply. Research projects alone are not sufficient to support the development to reach the objectives of 2020. As a result, the European Union’s research funding has been recently targeted to innovation and demonstration projects.

coordinator: Finnish Forest Research Institute


The LogistEC project aims to develop new or improved technologies of the biomass logistics chains. Cost-efficient, environmental-friendly and socially sustainable biomass supply chains are needed to achieve the 2020 EU RES targets that might be impeded by the potential scarcity of lignocellulosic biomass from agriculture. The project covers all types of lignocellulosic crops: annual and multi-annual crops, perennial grasses, and short-rotation coppice.

coordinator: INRA

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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.