FAQ

Frequently asked questions

How was the process developed?

The founders of Torrgas, Robin Post van der Burg and Erwin Eijmans, have 10 years of experience with torrefaction, the process that creates biocoal. They are passionate about increasing the profile of biocoal and developing a … Continue reading How was the process developed?


Can you create a competitive business model with green syngas?

Sustainability is a logical business case: when the resources are unlimited and used in the right way, it is certainly lessdamaging to the environment and can be produced at equal cost levels to, or even cheaper … Continue reading Can you create a competitive business model with green syngas?


Why don’t you gasify biomass directly?

Nature is inconsistent, so the resulting biomass will not have standardized consistent physical properties: it has leaves, twigs, thorns, sticks and many other external environmental factors. These physical properties make biomass non-heterogeneous and hard to grind. … Continue reading Why don’t you gasify biomass directly?


Which organizations are involved?

At Torrgas, we cooperate closely with our shareholders, stakeholders and investors, which we call our partners. We have four main partners: A.Hak Renewables, A. de Jong Groep, Gasunie and AkzoNobel. Our partners not only share with … Continue reading Which organizations are involved?


Is gasification of biomass environmentally damaging?

The process of gasification of biomass is not environmentally damaging. There is a difference between biomass combustion and the gasification of (torrefied) biomass. Biomass combustion is a highly-polluting process emitting fine particles and toxic gases like … Continue reading Is gasification of biomass environmentally damaging?


Does biofuel compete with food production?

You mean the so-called fuel over food issue? In some areas, it indeed happens: farmers start to grow biomass instead of food, because they can make more profit when their crops are used for fuel production. … Continue reading Does biofuel compete with food production?


Is bioenergy competitive on fossil market?

If you do it right, it is. Absolutely. Biomass or biowaste contains valuable carbon and hydrogen, produced at costs far lower than the price of fossil-based chemicals or fuels. By applying decentralized or end-of-pipeline solutions, and … Continue reading Is bioenergy competitive on fossil market?