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Bioenergy Fridays: Torrefaction

This is the 6th event of the Bioenergy Fridays Webinar Series, hosted by Ed Brokesh, Kansas State University Extension, Dept of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and the eXtension Farm Energy Community of Practice.

Description: The torrefaction process is a thermochemical pyrolysis process that reduces biomass to a more biologically stable and energy dense product.

Presenters: Representatives from Konza Renewable Fuels

Konza Renewable Fuels is a company that is working on processes related to torrefying biomass materials for co-firing and other applications. They provide torrefaction systems equipment for US and European clients, and have the in house capacity to develop technology, provide equipment design, and fabrication services for torrefaction systems. Konza Renewable Fuels also provides facility startup, maintenance, and operator training services.

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