Torrefaction, pyrolysis, carbonisation, and even steam explosion are all thermal treatment processes to upgrade solid biomasses into ideal substitutes for conventional carbon. Solid products, concentrating the sustainable carbon, allow a seemingly infinite number of applications, most of which have already been industrially tested. Meanwhile, the gaseous products of the processes are used energetically or as the source of chemical compounds. IBTC believes torrefied or carbonised sustainably sourced biomass will efficiently replace fossil carbon in all industries and applications. In addition, we believe that the efficient sequestration of atmospheric carbon permanently into the soil will play a major role in accelerating the global transition to a carbon-neutral economy, minimising CO2 in the atmosphere.
Areas of activity
“We work in all realms that can lead to an increased sustainable use of carbonized biomass and that are not subject to competition between our members. Market promotion, standardization of products, master-permits in logistics, bridging science and industry, administrative framework and integration into national and supranational legislation are just some of our ever-expanding activities.“
Michael Wild, President