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Roasted forest waste gives more energy

Roasted forest waste gives more energy

Published 06 March 2015

In a similar process as roasting coffee beans, we can heat raw and unprocessed biomass. The result is a fuel with a number of advantageous properties. The process is called torrefaction.

Torrefaction is a low-temperature process similar to that used for roasting coffee beans.. (Illustration: Kjetil Strand)
Torrefaction is a low-temperature process similar to that used for roasting coffee beans.. (Illustration: Kjetil Strand)

In a future where fossil fuels are phased out, and biomass are the only available carbon source for energy purposes, it is crucial to utilize biomass in the best possible way. Torrefaction has the potential to be an important contribution to a 100 percent renewable energy future in Norway.

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01/01/2010 - 31/12/2014