Possibly a second major industry test case for CEG in 2019
Once again, two potential new customers have shown an interest in ordering 1,000 tons of bio-coal from CEG for a combustion trial in their power plant. This is the first major step towards a purchasing contract with both of them.
Earlier this year, CEG achieved considerable success at a French power plant that ran a test on only CEG bio-coal. CEG has also further fine-tuned and simplified its production process.
CEG uses waste wood, sawdust, and pruned wood to produce bio-coal that has the same energy value as fossil coal. The technology is based on a patented torrefaction process (like roasting coffee beans) that affects the biomass, causing it to lose moisture and giving it 35-40% more energy density than white pellets. This leads to savings in transportation and, as a result, in CO2 emissions.
A special feature of CEG bio-coal – produced using wood chips from waste streams – is how the tar that is naturally present in the wood is extracted from the biomass. CEG has also been successful in making this process more efficient, creating one process from nine different sub-processes, so that means fewer machines are needed. The method has been in use since June and will be implemented in the new Baltania plant that will be built in Estonia.
In the coming months, this new production process will be doubled in capacity. Two more inventions have since been made in the process and are now being added to the CEG patent.