- Written by Anna Strom
Today a scientist in Bio4Energy has been telling one of Europe’s
most touted conferences on biomass about the progress of researchers in northern Sweden in their efforts to develop technology for pretreating wood or woody debris intended for scale up to commercial bioenergy or biofuels production.
He was corresponding from Milan, in Italy, where the 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition is in full swing. There was "great interest" at the conference in a technique that his team had been instrumental in developing—the torrefaction or roasting of forest-sourced biomass, Nordin said on the eve of chairing a conference session on 'torrefaction and carbonisation'.