Blackwood’s testing facility is used for torrefaction test work for clients, as well as for Blackwood’s R&D programs. The test facility consists of a test reactor and a testing lab for standard lab analysis, such as moisture content, particle size distribution, pellet durability and calorific value determination. For more specialized lab analysis or if the client requests an independent test report, Blackwood uses reputable 3rd party test laboratories.
The test facility is used for determining the suitability for torrefaction of specific types of feedstock, as well as getting project specific input for feasibility and engineering studies.
Many different types of biomass feedstock have been successfully tested. Besides all kinds of woody biomass, other types of tested feedstocks include: straw, PKS, EFB, coconut shells, cocao shells, miscanthus, elephant grass and olive residues.
Blackwood’s testing facility is located at Prodock in the Port of Amsterdam.