Blackwood Technology is partnering with:

Eskom generates approximately 95% of the electricity used in South Africa and approximately 45% of the electricity used in Africa. Additional power stations and major power lines are being built to meet rising electricity demand in South Africa. Eskom is planning to include biomass as part of its renewable fuel mix for power generation. It has identified torrefaction as a key enabling technology for biomass co-firing.



Riversedge Developments
Riversedge Developments is a restorative development company specializing in the integrated revitalization of distressed industrial properties. With the potential for transforming the regions woody biomass into a regenerative energy resource providing economic growth and innovation, Riversedge Developments, the Moose Cree First Nation and Blackwood Technology have signed Memorandums of Understanding to assess regional feedstock conversion capacity and the business case for a torrefaction plant at Iroquois Falls in Ontario, Canada.


Blackwood Technology is a member of the following industry associations:

International Biomass Torrefaction Council (IBTC)
The International Biomass Torrefaction Council (IBTC) is a sub-organisation of AEBIOM launched in 2012 and aiming at building the first international platform for companies and institutions having common interests in the development of torrefied biomass markets. Currently, the IBTC initiative is supported by more than 20 companies.



European Biomass Association (AEBIOM)
The European Biomass Association is the common voice of the European bioenergy sector with the aim to develop the market for sustainable bioenergy and ensure favorable business conditions for its members. AEBIOM is a non profit Brussels based international organisation founded in 1990 that brings together 30 national associations from all over Europe, thus representing more than 4000 indirect members including many companies and research centers.



Blackwood Technology is participant in the following R&D programs:

Torrefaction 2.0
Blackwood participates in a consortium to further develop its torrefaction technology and to develop the application of torrefied biomass in the decentralized heating market. This project is supported by a support grant from the Dutch Province of Gelderland.



The TKI Biobased Energy (TKI BBE) is an agency that supports the development of the Dutch biobased economy . Under auspices of the TKI BBE, Blackwood Technology participates in several projects.



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