Nippon Paper to start production of wood pellets

Nippon Paper Industries, Tokyo, plans to produce heavy efficient-burning wood pellets as to use them as biomass fuel for electricity generation. The company will begin the tests on their new project in spring 2017 and plans to start the operation in fiscal 2018, as reported by Nikkei Asian Review.    The wood that Nikkon Paper plans to use is called torrefied wood and its process, torrefaction. This implies roasting it, by heating the wood at low temperatures for an hour. During this time, the wood releases a substance capable to burn by doubling the heat volume ...

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