Energy compressed into ultra-dense wood

By Carlos Gomez Abajo
Hindu Business Line
October 27, 2017
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: International

From small business to large economies, the long-term availability of energy worldwide is crucial for sustained growth and development. …According to the World Energy Council 80 percent of energy currently consumed originates from fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas and coal. …but one Spanish company is trying to change this. …Biomasa Forestal aims to promote the use of biofuels across the nation. Reported in the Financial Times as one of the fastest growing European organizations between 2012 and 2015, the company fabricates wooden pellets from tree waste (collected during pruning, felling and carpentry). …these pellets emit fewer greenhouse gases, notably nitrogen, than their traditional counterparts. Composed primarily of sawdust, pellets contain no additives as sawdust is compressed using lignin (the polymers in wood) which acts as a natural binder.

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