Demonstrated Waste-to-Energy Biocoal Technology
HM3 Energy is licensing its waste-to-energy biocoal technology. Its patented TorrB® technology was perfected over the last two years in a demonstration plant using a commercially scaled torrefier and densifier.
Commercial Equipment – The torrefier (1.5 tons/hour) and densifier (5 tons/hour) were commercial in scale. All other equipment was commercial in design.
Numerous Test Runs – Multi-day production test runs with continuously operating, linked equipment were conducted. A variety of feedstocks, including juniper and pine forest residue, mill residue and agricultural residue, were made into sturdy, water-resistant biocoal.
Successful Testburns – HM3’s TorrB® biocoal was successfully testburned in Western Research Institute’s coal boiler in 2017. Not only did it grind easily prior to feeding to the boiler, the combustion sustained throughout the test was comparable to western (sub-bituminous) coal.
HM3’s streamlined torrefaction and densification technologies are the result of 10 years of careful research and development.
Simple Torrefier Design – The mass flow torrefaction system is inexpensive to build and easy to maintain. It has only one moving part, a feedstock leveler.
Densification – HM3 Energy’s densification system uses a densifier modified with our patented die cooling system and a unique post-densification conditioning process. Together, they produce sturdy, water-resistant TorrB® biocoal without need to add binders.
Cheapest Feedstock – HM3 has the only torrefaction process that can easily use forest waste to consistently produce high quality TorrB® biocoal; other torrefaction processes require clean wood chips as feedstock.
HM3 Energy has received a US Forest Service 2019 Wood Innovation Grant Award. Wood Innovations Grants support development of products that use excess forest material. HM3 is performing due diligence on a commercial torrefaction plant in Northern Arizona.
Senior Technical Team Members
HM3 Energy’s technical team members have all worked in multi-national corporations and have deep knowledge and experience in product/process development, chemical plant construction and operations, wood biomass chemistry and business management.
“High costs have been a major stumbling block to advancing a robust commercial production of biocoal. HM3 Energy has taken the time to address all factors impacting cost — feedstock costs, simplicity of design, maintenance costs, energy efficiency and a process that doesn’t use any binders at all — to create a true waste-to-energy biocoal technology that easily competes with white pellets at the coal plant burner tip.”
Biocoal: 2nd Generation Biomass Energy
With recent technological advances, biocoal is poised to become the biomass energy of choice. HM3 Energy is now licensing its environmentally friendly, commercially viable waste-to-energy biocoal technology.