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CHAR Reports Woody Biomass-to-RNG, Biocoal Progress (Ind. Report)
CHAR Technologies
Date: 2021-11-05
Toronto-headquartered CHAR Technologies is reporting surveying and geotechnical testing at the proposed site of its woody-biomass to renewable natural gas (RNG) High Temperature Pyrolysis project near Kirkland Lake, Ontario, is underway. The proposed facility will produce 500,000 gigajoules per year of RNG and 10,000 tpy of "Cleanfyre" biocoal from woody-biomass.

CleanFyre is an innovative, carbon-neutral, sustainable, solid biofuel (biocoal) that meets the strict requirements of a wide variety of industries. The substitution of CleanFyre for fossil coal in many industrial processes allows clients to recognize significant GHG reductions. On a life-cycle basis, GHG emissions can typically be reduced by over 90 pct per tonne of CleanFyre used, according to the company.

The Company anticipates a long-term RNG offtake contract with a Canadian gas utility company will be finalized by early 2022. CleanFyre from the proposed Kirkland Lake facility will be earmarked for future sale to the steel making and metal smelting industries.

CHAR Technologies Ltd. specializes in organic waste pyrolysis and biocarbon development, custom equipment for industrial air and water treatment, and providing services in environmental management, site investigation and remediation, engineering, environmental compliance and resource efficiency. (Source: CHAR Technologies, Website PR, 2 Nov., 2021) Contact: CHAR Technologies, Andrew White, CEO, 866-521-3654,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News CHAR Technologies,  Biocoal,  Woody Biomass,  RNG,  

Biomass Secure Power Rebooting Biocoal Pilot Plant (Ind. Report)
Biomass Secure Power
Date: 2021-10-29
Chilliwack, British Columbia-based Biomass Secure Power Inc. reports it plans to reopen a biocoal pilot plant in Laramie, Wyoming, to fulfill requests for samples from several power companies. The company will initially supply 20Kg of biocoal for lab tests then supply 5,000 tonnes of biocoal to five companies for test burning in power plants.

BSP's licensing program allows companies to use its patented technology to build biocoal plants close to power plant locations, thus reducing cost of using biocoal. Under the licensing agreement, power companies will pay an upfront fee for a 25 year license and pay a royalty based on plant production. Two companies have shown interest in this program. BSP notes it is in negotiations with European and Asia companies interested in Biocoal under long term off-take agreements. (Source: Biomass Secure Power Inc., PR, 26 Oct., 2021) Contact: Biomass Secure Power Inc., 604-807-4957,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass,  Biocoal,  

Irish Bio-coal Developer Raises £ 2Mn (Int'l. Report, Funding)
Silform Technologies
Date: 2019-08-23
On the Emerald Isle, Belfast-based Silform Technologies reports it has raised £2 million ($2.5 million +-) from the Bank of Ireland to establish a pilot factory in Northern Ireland for its unique process that turns coal mine waste into industrial fuel.

Silform's technology includes a formula and process that process coal mine waste into a water resistant pellet fuel. The company is also developing a pellet that mixes 30 pct biomass "biocoal" with 30 pct less CO2 emissions compared with traditional coal and 70 pct more calorific value compared to pure wood Biomass pellets.

The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund (NI) fundg will establish the plant and also scale-up R&D on broader applications of the technology and products. (Source: Silform Technologies, PR, Irish Times, 22 Aug., 2019) Contact: Silform Technologies, +44 28 9446 3759,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Silform Technologies,  Coal,  Bio-coal,  Biomass,  

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