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Investing in Renewable energy 

Using the Power of Nature

Population growth, climate change and the rising affluence of developing nations are putting a strain on our planet & limited resources. These challenges encourage businesses to take their responsibility in using renewable resources and energy. Sustainability has become mainstream and this is one of the factors that makes natural resources attractive investments now. This reflects industry and investors seeking to better manage risks in an era of energy transition combined with lower costs and shorter-cycle assets. Investments in the transition from traditional energy sources to torrefied biomass in large (energy) plants or local installations will not only contribute towards a shorter time to break even but also in an excellent return on investment.

 

Source Future Metrics 2018

GLOBAL PELLET MARKET

The Global pellet market has been growing since 2010 towards a 30 million ton/a based on a growing demand in both markets: residential and industrial heating. The Paris Climate agreement (CoP21) has been a world wide driver in the increased demand of pellets by a subsidy regime and CO2 taxes. The pellet market is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly 8 % over the next five years, will reach 6150 million US$ in 2024, from 4120 million US$ in 2019, according to a new study of Future Market Insights.

NEXT GENERATION PELLETS

Black pellets are the next generation of biomass as a renewable energy source, proving a 30% higher volumetric energy density than wooden pellets. This lowers costs of transportation and storage.
Black pellets are highly efficient due to a minimum of biological degradation and water resistant properties and lower emission rates.

TORREFACTION

NEW TECHNOLOGY

Torrefaction is a technological process in which biomass is heated to 250-300 degrees in a low-oxygen environment. The elements of raw material are changed in this process, resulting in refined “black pellets” with new characteristics. Biomass also lacks the challenges of many other renewable energy alternatives, such as irregular availability.

PRODUCTION AT LOWER COST

Processing costs are low. Grinding of the torrefied material uses less energy and there is no need of a binder in the pelletizing process. The black pellets contains a 30% higher volumetric energy density than wooden pellets. This lowers costs of transportation and storage. The process is also fit for low valued raw material.

Plants with Yilkins Technology

Sectors 

Energy Power Plants

Striving for fossil-free generation of electricity and at the same time reducing CO2 footprints can be achieved by co-firing with biomass or switch to it entirely. By first torrefying the biomass and residues a higher calorific value is achieved and reduced overall emissions. The higher caloric value and hydrophobicity enable a significant reduction in transportation and storage costs.

Pellet suppliers

Improving your existing process using Yilkins’ modular drying and torrefying equipment, means an immediate increase in efficiency. The result is a reduction of operational costs up to 50% compared to conventional systems. The deployment of the high-quality product leads to lower emissions.

Biomass hubs

Efficient drying and torrefaction combined with the separation of fines is enabling the use of residues and low value biomass to high end solid biofuels.

Manufacturing Industry

Many industries are converting their energy needs from fossil to renewable. With this change, efficiency and emissions are critical success factors. Torrefied biomass will play an important role supporting this change.

Feasibility

COMPLETE FEASIBILITY STUDY

Before we provide you the best tailor made solution, we perform a full feasibility study on your residue streams. We provide every customer/project with a customized calculation of the expected Net. ARPU. Interested to know how we can help you realising your renewable energy ideas? Our team is ready to help you.

Yilkins Test Plant

Compact Modular plants

PROVEN CONCEPT

Yilkins drying and torrefaction solutions are a proven concept. We have a Demo BIOCOAL test plant in Ruurlo in the Netherlands and the Futerra project in Valongo in Portugal with six Multiflex torrefaction lines is complete operational since june 2020.

Key features Yilkins Drying Solutions

Lower investment costs

Lower operational costs

Lower logistics and storage costs

Consistent product

Zero waste solution

Lower emission values

Increased product shelf life

Investing in a Yilkins Pellet Plant is investing at lower costs. Final financial result is a payback time of 2 to 5 years.

Modular (extendable) system with limited footprint and scalable capacity between 0,1 MT – 6,0 MT per hour.

Compact structure resulting in up to 30% lower investment compared to other existing drying systems.

Lower investment costs

Investing in a Yilkins Pellet Plant is investing at lower costs. Final financial result is a payback time of 2 to 5 years.

Modular (extendable) system with limited footprint and scalable capacity between 0,1 MT – 2,0 MT per hour.
Compact structure resulting in up to 30% lower investment compared to existing drying systems.

Lower operational costs

Lower logistics and storage costs

Consistent product

Zero waste solution

Lower emission values

Increased product shelf life