Expertise in torrefied pellet production

We have produced over 75,000 tons of torrefied material over the last eight years. We developed and operate the first commercial scale torrefaction facility, located in Quitman, Mississippi.

Trans-Atlantic Shipments

We are the only company that has shipped torrefied pellets across the Atlantic Ocean. We have shipped over 10,000 tons as burn samples to Europe.

Commercial Scale Experience

Our experience developing and operating a torrefaction facility at a commercial scale is unmatched in the industry.

Uniquely Qualified

We are uniquely qualified to assist you in finding the optimum torrefaction solution for your individual operating environment and renewable energy requirements.

The Quitman Plant

Production and Development History

2009

New Biomass starts development with first generation pilot scale torrefaction equipment.

2010

New Biomass develops demonstration plant with three second-generation reactors, each with a capacity of approximately 1 ton per hour.

2011

The Quitman Plant is expanded in phases. Two larger, third-generation torrefaction reactors are installed, each with a capacity of 2.5 tons per hour.

2014

The plant is expanded with white wood pellet production, including a drum dryer and wood receiving equipment.

2015

A unique blend of wood chips and torrefied wood chips (“high-energy pellets”) are sold into the white pellet market.

2016

New Biomass refocuses the plant operations on torrefied pellets and, as before, supplies material for test burns at utility companies.

2017

In the existing configuration, torrefied pellet production capacity at the Quitman Plant is about 30,000 tons per year.
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