Using the power of nature

In November 2018, Kreber was awarded the contract for the manufacturing of 6 large heaters for a torrefraction plant in the South of Europe. Torrefraction is a mild form of pyrolysis at temperatures typically between 200 – 320 °C. The process is used to change biomass properties to provide a better fuel quality for combustion and gasification applications.

Biomass is the future. And that inspired our client to wisely use the power of nature through smart technology. They design and build innovative, high-quality installations that create sustainable products. The use of their unique installations reduces dependence on fossil energy resources and helps reduce the environmental impact of industrial activities.

Torrefraction Heaters

Biomass can be an important energy source. However, nature provides a large diversity of biomass with varying characteristics. To create highly efficient biomass-to-energy chains, torrefaction of biomass in combination with densification (pelletisation or briquetting) is a promising step to overcome logistic economics in large-scale sustainable energy solutions, i.e. make it easier to transport and store it. Pellets or briquets are lighter, drier, and more stable in storage than the biomass they derive from.