2nd generation biomass energy using torrefied biomass
HM3 Energy has developed a proprietary process to turn biomass into clean fuel to replace coal in coal-fired power plants. Existing power plants designed to burn coal can co-fire biomass with coal, or directly use torrefied biomass in place of coal, drastically reducing carbon and other harmful emissions such as mercury, sulfur and nitrous oxides.
Unlike standard pellets made from wood chips or agricultural residuals, HM3 Energy’s TorrB™ torrefied biomass briquettes can be burned in existing coal plants without any plant modification. Torrefied biomass briquettes provide utility companies a reliable, but clean, baseload source of energy as clean fuel to directly replace coal.
HM3 Energy's TorrB™ briquettes can be made sustainably from readily available biomass sources such as urban wood waste, agricultural residue, and forest waste (woody biomass with low to no commercial value, such as limbs, tops, and bark left behind after logging and the deadwood and small trees thinned in fuel reduction treatment). HM3 Energy has developed a process to economically turn these abundant sources into clean fuel.
MAR 2012: HM3 Energy Northwest Cleantech Open 2011 regional finalist, helps launch 2012 competition in Northwest. READ MORE
AUGUST 2011: HM3 Energy featured in Biomass Power & Thermal magazine. READ MORE
JUNE 2011: HM3 Energy awarded SBIR-USDA Phase 2 grant, worth $460,000. READ MORE
HM3 Energy receives US Endowment for Forestry and Communities grant, worth $241,000. The award will be used for pilot plant operation and key commercial scale equipment design and fabrication... READ MORE
Successful test burn completed with 100% torrefied biomass in pulverized coal-fired combustion facility proves torrefied biomass can replace coal directly in coal-fired power plants... READ MORE
Torrefied biomass energy can come from a variety of feedstock sources.... READ MORE
Torrefied biomass energy costs compare very favorably with other clean energy forms, such as solar and wind...READ MORE