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Title: STTR Phase 1 Final Technical Report for Project Entitled "Developing a Mobile Torrefaction Machine"

The goal of this project, sponsored by Agri-Tech Producers, LLC (ATP), the small business grantee, was to determine if the torrefaction technology, developed by North Carolina State University (NCSU), which ATP has licensed, could be feasibly deployed in a mobile unit. The study adds to the area investigated, by having ATP’s STTR Phase I team give thoughtful consideration to how to use NCSU’s technology in a mobile unit. The findings by ATP’s team were that NCSU’s technology would best perform in units 30’ by 80’ (See Spec Sheet for the Torre-Tech 5.0 Unit in the Appendix) and the technical effectiveness and economic feasibility investigation suggested that such units were not easily, efficiently or safely utilized in a forest or farm setting. (Note rendering of possible mobile system in the Appendix) Therefore, the findings by ATP’s team were that NCSU’s technology could not feasibly be deployed as a mobile unit.
  1. President, ATP
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
Final Technical Report
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Agri-Tech Producers, LLC (ATP)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; USDOE EE Office of Technology Development (EE-20)
Contributing Orgs:
North Carolina State University, the Kusters Zima Corporation
Country of Publication:
United States
09 BIOMASS FUELS Torrefaction, clean coal, renewable energy, biomass