Biomass Utilization

HM3 Energy’s torrefaction technology provides a very important market for forest residues resulting from forest restoration operations. The photo below shows a typical forest slash pile resulting from forest thinning operations. These piles are burned in place during cooler weather when fire danger is low, negatively impacting surrounding air quality. This short VIDEO shows how forest slash like this can be turned into solid biomass fuel using HM3 Energy’s technology.

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HM3 Energy strongly supports best practices of biomass suppliers, as modeled by stewardship contracts on federal forests, which have the goal of improving forest health.

Sawmill Residue and Agricultural Residue

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HM3 has made TorrB® briquettes from sawmill residue in the form of shavings and sawdust from Douglas fir. Agricultural residue from orchard operations in the form of old trees and prunings are also an excellent feedstock.

 

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