The heat is on

TorrCoal is here to stay. Because we are supported by a financially strong investor. Because we are dedicated to cleantech developments. Because we believe in bio-carbon. Because the world needs eco-friendly alternatives to energize industries. Because we make torrefaction available for use on an industrial scale. Because we make bio-carbon streams available to everyone. The dream is done, the heat is on.

Applications of TorrCoal technology

TorrCoal technology makes bio-carbon streams available to everyone. To entrepreneurs who believe in input of biomass in industrial processes. Who operate installations for steel, cement, asphalt production or petrochemicals. Who want to use bio-carbon for new installations or integrate torrefaction in existing settings. TorrCoal technology provides the green answer.

Best available technology

With TorrCoal technology you can utilise normally unsuitable rest streams as a renewable heat source, raw material or additive. Our technology delivers a constant bio-carbon stream to your fossil coal-based installation. Everywhere where wood and agro residuals are sufficiently available. That is what we offer: licensing the best available torrefaction process technology, engineering expertise, market know-how and first-hand user experience.

Strategic partners

Strategic partners

In the field of feedstock supply and product development we are working with the Capax Group. Capax is specialized in lignocellulosic feedstocks and high added value applications from bio-carbon.

In the field of applying bio-carbon for heating furnaces within the steel industry, we have a cooperation/license agreement with Arcelor-Mittal and in the field of applying bio-carbon as a raw material for the production of syngas, we have a cooperation/license agreement with Torrgas.

Sharing torrefaction knowledge

Sharing knowledge

TorrCoal is working together with research institutes in the Netherlands (TNO, University of Twente), Belgium (UHasselt, VITO, Adinex) and Germany (DBFZ, RWTH). Furthermore TorrCoal is involved in some subsidized research projects: TKI BBE Invent 1 & 2 Projects (Topconsortium for Kennis & Innovatie BioBased Economy) / Torero Project (TORrefying wood with Ethanol as a Renewable Output) / Music Project (Market Uptake Support for Intermediate bioenergy Carriers) / BM2C6 project (Chemelot InSciTe, creating an unprecedented value chain starting from biomass to chemical intermediates).

Dutch Thermochemical Cluster (DTC)
International Biomass Torrefaction Council (IBTC)

The BM2C6 project: a bright example of sharing our knowledge

In this video our Managing Director Randolph Hagenbeek explains the role of TorrCoal in the BM2C6 project at Chemelot InSciTe. Together with this team, we aim to create an unprecedented value chain starting from biomass to chemical intermediates. All process steps are being demonstrated on pilot scale in the InSciTe pilotplant at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus. This project shows ecologic and economic benefits: ample opportunities for industrial partners to engage in a sustainable chemical industry.


We believe in the power of bio-carbon streams. A clean and consistent way to charge your industrial installations. What if you could produce your own renewable carbon stream? What if you could use this as a cleaner carbon source in your existing fossil coal-based installations? Now you can. With TorrCoal.

Proven technology

TorrCoal has been developing its torrefaction technology since 2005, initially focussing on wood and solid recovered fuel. From this point onwards TorrCoal technology has constantly been improved and optimised in terms of efficiency, consistency, reliability as well as environmental footprint. To date, TorrCoal is one of the few companies in the world who has mastered a consistent high-quality biomass torrefaction process on a commercial scale.

Rethink return

TorrCoal is an INVERTR company. A cleantech investor with a longer breath than the average investment company. INVERTR is less focused on economic return, but aims for ecological return. Wants their companies to transform the world, even if it’s just a little bit. INVERTR does not invest in an infinite number of companies. They select and keep focus. They serve a purpose. They turn finance into a future. They rethink return.

See for yourself

TorrCoal was the first to embrace torrefaction and we never let go. We examined and investigated. We gained a lot of knowledge. Knowledge that we want to share with you. That is why we designed and built our own plant. The largest operational torrefaction factory in the world. Do you want to reduce CO2 emissions and keep your fossil coal-based assets running at the same time? Don’t know how? Visit our plant and we will show you how.


Technical paper
Pelletizing biocarbon
Technical paper
Flue gas cleaning during the torrefaction process of low value biomass containing residual flows
Scientific paper
Biomass torrefaction on industrial scale

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Randy Hagenbeek (MD)
Our Builder & Organizer
Jo Sluijsmans (QHSE)
Our Knowledge Treasurer
Bart Tambuyser (BD)
Our Application Finder
Lode Smeets (EPC)
Our Project Realizer
Ghania Ounoughene (T&I)
Our Energetic Innovator
Maurice Welters (QHSE)
Our Process Guardian
Rob Melk (INVERTR)
Our Strategist & Leader
Jef Geukens (Projects)
Our Manifestor