Third Bulk Shipment to Europe Announced

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New Biomass Energy LLC announced its third transatlantic bulk shipment of torrefied wood pellets to Europe to be used as fuel in coal-fired power plants.   The shipment consisted of over 4,000 tons of torrefied wood pellets produced at New Biomass Energy’s plant in Quitman, Mississippi.

“We see our shipments of thousands of tons during this past year as a great achievement not only for our company but for the torrefaction industry as a whole,” said Mike White, New Biomass Energy Executive Vice President.  “We believe torrefied wood pellets are a significant alternative energy option and we’re excited to help move the industry forward.”

Torrefied wood is created from biomass material that goes through a process called torrefaction, which involves the roasting of wood or other biomass at high temperatures in an oxygen-deprived environment.  This process removes and recycles low quality energy mass from the material, and changes the chemical composition of the material.  The torrefied material is then ground and processed through a pellet mill to create durable torrefied pellets.

Torrefied pellets are more energy dense than regular wood pellets and almost as energy dense as coal. Torrefied wood grinds similar to coal, but burns cleaner with far less sulfur and ash released. Torrefied wood pellets can be co-fired with coal in existing coal power plants, allowing the plants to immediately generate renewable energy and reduce their carbon dioxide emissions without making significant capital investments.

New Biomass Energy’s plant utilizes versatile equipment capable of producing a variety of biomass pellets ranging from premium industrial wood pellets to high-energy torrefied pellets. This enables New Biomass Energy to offer a variety of pellet types to meet the diverse needs of potential buyers.

New Biomass Energy has been producing torrefied wood pellets using commercial scale reactors since the first quarter of 2012 at its Quitman, Mississippi plant.  The plant is currently being expanded to increase its annual capacity to between 150,000 and 250,000 tons, depending on the energy density of the pellets produced.  In response to requests for significant deliveries from large power companies, New Biomass Energy is building additional plants to increase its production capacity.

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  • Boris Sviderski

    It is interesting to watch such developments. We are dry bulk stevedore in the port of Rotterdam, and halding wood pellets for more then 10 years. However it require covered storage and 24-7 temperature control. We are looking forward for such streams, especially if they do not require covered storage and can be transhiped in rainy conditions.

  • Todd Hamilton

    We are very interested in the torrefied pellets and our wood growing operation includes 8000 acres of mixed timber and is located in central Maine 30 miles North of Bangor Maine. This area includes large wood opeerators and processors whose capacity could exceed all future demand for your product. The area could easily support and use one of your processing facilities with great access to rail and deep water ports for exports.The biomass revolution is moving forward here and local demand for your products would be high since Maines population is spread out and access to natural gas is not as developed.Sounds like there are tax incentives available from the federal government till January 2014 and local incentives from the state of Maine.

    • F. Greg Stewart

      Hi Todd.I would like to discuss the development of wood pellet plant in Maine.Pls contact me 7136534974/ asap.Thanks Greg Stewart GSXI

  • Gary Bellamy

    I am providing logistics and site development services in the SE Georgia and NW Florida USA region for Biofuel pellet industries. From SYP feedstock fiber suppliers to site development to dry bulk marine carrier, we can engineer a market-to-market supply chain that extends profitability and service. I would like to know your interests in expansion into these fertile fiber markets and the interest in reaching European destinations via the ports of Jacksonville, Brunswick and Savannah.

    Gary D. Bellamy
    The Konig Group

  • Michael Li

    Dear Sir

    We are a major producer of bio-coal in Malaysia as well.

    If your European customer needs more torrefied pellet, perhaps we could supply to your customer as well so that you could earn some profit.

    If you are interested, we could send you full SGS Report and full offer.

    Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    Best regards

    Hip Lik Agriculture Ltd
    Michael Li

  • Thomson

    We are a company who produces wood pellets.looking to accommodate a Torrified plant in Spain looking for companies to get involved in sales long term we are based in Spain and UK .

    Looking forward to your comments.

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