Heating industrial processes

To aid the energy transition, companies can use our bio-carbon or integrate our torrefaction technology into their existing production plant. This for the purpose to heat furnaces in production processes.


Carbon sink and products

Bio-carbon can be a ready-to-use material for applications to create renewable products. Bio-carbon improves the product properties and at the same time preserves carbon atoms (carbon sink). Known applications are for instance composites in construction, soil improvement in agriculture and the (bio-)plastic industry (fillers and fibers).

A promising example

Thanks to our collaboration with Chemelot Innovation and Learning Labs (CHILL), we managed to make this 3D printed vase which is a 100% biobased composite of PLA (polylactic acid biopolymer) and bio-carbon. It demonstrates that our bio-carbon can be incorporated successfully to a polymer matrix. It is yet another very promising example of a carbon sink application!


Raw material for chemical processes

Bio-carbon can provide sustainable carbon atoms as an alternative for fossil resources. Torrefaction enables the production of a highly homogeneous material of a constant quality, which is used as raw material for chemical processes, like bio-refinery, gasification and pyrolysis. In the steel industry it can also act as a fossil-free reducing agent.


About TorrCoal

We believe in the power of bio-carbon solutions. 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? Or as a more sustainable source of carbon atoms for steel production? Or as a fossil carbon replacement in general? Or as carbon sink? Now you can. With TorrCoal.


Nuon (Buggenum)
STEAG (Freiburg)
TEC Pellets (PĆ³voa de Varzim)


Scientific paper
Biomass torrefaction on industrial scale
Scientific paper
Moving torrefaction towards market introduction
Technical paper
Reuse of contaminated washing water from torrefied product desalination process

Contact us

Ghania Ounoughene

(R&D Engineer Innovation, Sustainability and Circular Economy)

Our Energetic Innovator
Lode Smeets

(EPC- Director Rotary Equipment & Process )

Our Project Realizer
Maurice Welters


Our Process Guardian
Koen Cardinaels

(Plant Manager)

Our Hands On Organizer