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.
Roasted forest waste gives more energy
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.