Blackwood Technology is a Dutch renewable energy company, focusing on torrefaction (also: roasting). This is a pre-treatment technology for biomass, in which properties of the biomass change. The result is better fuel that makes it possible to replace coal with biomass in coal-fired power stations without the need for major adjustments (investments) to the power stations.
Blackwood’s leading and award-winning torrefaction technology was proven at industrial scale in a demonstration plant in the Netherlands. Torrefied pellets produced by Blackwood’s technology have been successfully co-fired in large scale European power plants as well as in small-scale combined heat and power (CHP) plants.