Technology Assessments

TorchLight conducts assessments and comparisons for clients seeking to identify conversion technologies that best meet their selection criteria. This includes desired product/market, efficiency, commercial readiness, environmental performance, and alignment with available biomass resources.

Of all renewable energy sources, biomass is by far the most flexible in terms of the products that it can be used to produce and the roles within the energy system that it can play. These include electricity (including baseload and load-following capabilities), efficient heat, transportation fuels that can be utilized in the existing infrastructure, biochemicals, and bio-based materials. This can make it hard to choose the best product, let alone conversion technology, for a specific situation. In addition, biomass comes in many forms, ranging from woody feedstocks to agricultural residues and macroalgae. Even within a single tree, the properties of branches differ substantially from those of the trunk. Each technology differs in its adaptability to varying biomass properties and this must be considered when choosing a specific product and conversion technology. TorchLight is here to help you choose the product and technology that best fits your biomass resources and delivers on your desired outcome, whether it be economic or otherwise.

TorchLight staff and associates stay up-to-date in the latest technology developments and can determine what works and what is still risky. Please explore our specific technology areas of expertise including:

  • Biopower
  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
  • Liquid Biofuels: First Generation, Second Generation, Algae
  • Pellets
  • Waste to Energy
  • Pyrolysis

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