Green coal, Quebec company poised to scale up biocoal technology

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Near the St. Lawrence River, a stone’s throw away from the Gentilly nuclear power plant, the old LaPrade mill in Bécancour, Que., has come back to life. In one of the old concrete pools designed to produce heavy water, Airex Energy is testing its unique torrefaction process. Their goal: develop a large-scale biocoal technology made with forest biomass and agriculture waste.

Biomass to Replace Coal

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Replacing coal with biomass as fuel? It could happen soon, thanks to the development of a technology that transforms biomass into biocoal. In Québec, this innovative process has been developed by Airex Energy, which opened the very first demonstration plant in Canada in December 2015 in Bécancour.

Start-up for Airex torrefaction plant

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It’s crunch time for Canadian torrefaction technology developers, Airex Energy, as it begins a phased start-up of its commercial demonstration plant in Bécancour, Québec.