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Pyrolysis and Biochar
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Tools for the Entrepreneur: White Papers on Emerging Biofuels
Free reports appraising the pyrolysis sector are available from Sixth Element to aid entrepreneurs and developers on commercializing innovation with torrefaction, biochar, and gasification. We encourage feedback from our readers. If you would like to receive notification of future reports, please let us know.
- Celebrating Canada′s 150th: Biofuels Industry
- A Short History of Biofuels
- The Industrial Status of Biofuel Technologies
- The Pyrolysis 1000
- Is Pyrolysis Burning
- Pyrolysis Spectrum
- Canada & Pyrolysis
- Claus Technology is Coming to Town
This report presents the history of the biofuel industry – including gaseous, liquid and solid biofuels, and biomass power – in Canada from 1867 to 2017: Celebrating Canada’s 150th: A Short History of the Biofuel Industry in Canada. A version of this article was published in Biofuels Digest.
Project developers of today have applied modern engineering and science to create a menagerie of biofuel wizardry, but most of our “modern” inventions originated from an earlier time. We should not forget the great entrepreneurs of yesterday who are the true inventors of these technologies. A Short History of Biofuels. A version of this article was published in Biofuels Digest.
This report is on the commercial status of the biofuels industry, including ethanol, biobutanol, biodiesel, biogas, gasification, pyrolysis, torrefaction and other emerging biofuels, and exposes the pretensions of some biofuel developers: The Industrial Status of Biofuel Technologies. A version of this story has been published in Biofuels Digest.
This report provides an analysis of the commercial status of emerging technologies related to torrefaction (biocoal), slow pyrolysis (biochar), fast pyrolysis (pyrolysis oil/biochar), hydrothermal (hydrochar/biocrude), and biomass gasification (producer gas/biochar). The basis of the study is the proprietary Pyrolysis Venture Database of Sixth Element with over 1,000 entries. Pyrolysis 1000
An analysis of the status of emerging technologies related to torrefaction (biocoal), slow pyrolysis (biochar), fast pyrolysis (pyrolysis oil) and biomass gasification (wood gas/syngas): Is Pyrolysis Burning.
Tools for the Entrepreneur/Investor: Pyrolysis Venture Database
Sixth Element maintains a comprehensive global database of over 1,000 biomass pyrolysis ventures. The Pyrolysis Venture Database is important for investors and entrepreneurs alike. The information is a valuable resource for vetting the investment choices and assessing the competitive position of pyrolysis ventures. Ventures often claim to have the best technology, but have no evidence to back it up. The Pyrolysis Venture Database is a guide to where a venture stands relative to its peers and to the best-in-class technology providers.
Reports with interactive tables with hyperlinks directly to these biomass pyrolysis technologies/ventures are available by region (EU, U.S., Canada, rest of the world) and/or by technology:
- torrefaction – biocoal
- steam thermal (steam explosion) – black pellets
- slow pyrolysis (includes tires) – biochar (recycled carbon black)
- hydrothermal carbonization – hydrochar
- hydrothermal liquefaction – biocrude
- fast pyrolysis – pyrolysis oil, biochar
- gasification (includes MSW) – producer gas, biochar.
These reports (a sample is available here) include an estimate of the commercial stage of development of each entry. Cost of these reports is dependent on the scope. Prices start at $3,000 for one type of technology in Canada.
A more detailed analysis of the best-in-class firms can then be carried out to select the top candidates. These companies would be contacted directly to provide operating and environmental data, and capital and operating costs. Evaluation factors would be established with your input, and the companies rated according to your criteria.