waldo lemieux wrote:Sounds to me a lot like using diesel to run farm equipment to plant and harvest corn , Then squeeze the corn to make more diesel or ferment it to make ethanol. Negative energy scenario ! Are they gonna burn coal to make the electricity to run the microwave? Enviromorons.....
this explains how the proccess supposedly supports the energy all by itself http://newbiomass.com/our-products/torrefied-wood/
sounds good in theory... wood waste=free, energy to make it into torrified wood= free...does this mean the product will be cheaper then the current rediculous prices of bagged pellets (I think not). I wonder if they will blow up like lil' balloons of uselessness if a drop of water hits them? (that might be a big advantage if its more stable, etc.). Can these be burned in current rice coal stokers (that might be an advantage to get people in states outside PA to give coal a chance )
I found some more products being made with this proccess after reading this thread http://www.lemieuxdoors.com/en/torrefied-wood/