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Solvay launches production of torrefied biomass in US

11:04 AM MDT | March 11, 2014

Solvay says it has launched the production of torrefied biomass at an industrial scale in the United States, creating a new business that aims to provide an innovative and renewable energy solution. This business will be run by the recently created Solvay Biomass Energy joint venture between Solvay and New Biomass Energy (NBE; Quitman, MS). Torrefied biomass is produced at Quitman, in a plant that was built and developed by NBE. Solvay will provide its industrial expertise to more than triple production capacity to 250,000 m.t./year by the end of 2014 from 80,000...

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