Torrefaction of biomass is a mild form of pyrolysis at low temperatures typically ranging between 200 and 320 °C. The project concerns a torrefaction plant in Vägari, Estonia, for the production of 160 kt/year of biocoal.
The technology has been developed in order to use cheaper feedstock (low quality biomass) to produce an intermediate product with a high calorific value, good transport and storage capability. It also has uses in the energy, liquid fuel and chemical industries.
Location: Vägari village, Jõgeva County, Estonia
Max. NER 300 funding: EUR 25.0 million
Entry into operation: 2020
State of advancement
The permitting process is in progress.
Outlook for 2018
Permitting and design phases of the project are currently in progress.
Outlook for coming 5 years
Full production capacity to be reached by 2021.