Buy Torrefied Pellets (or "Black Pellets")

Between 2011-14 we produced industrial volumes of torrefied pellets (or “black pellets”) in our commercial demo plant located in Duiven, the Netherlands. Most of this production volume was used for large industrial scale co-firing trials in European power stations. However, we also shipped smaller volumes of black pellets to other prospective end-users. Examples of such end-sers: utilities, steel plants and industrial coal users.

Case study: ESKOM tested black pellets in its RT&D centre

Eskom tested torrefied pellets produced in the Duiven plant in its RT&D centre. These tests included drop tube furnace testing, co-milling testing and co-firing testing on a 1 MWth combustion test rig. Next, using the test results Eskom also conducted CFD analysis to determine the impact of substituting fossil coal by torrefied biomass in the boiler of one of their power stations. Finally, based on the outcome of this test program Eskom was able to conclude that it can co-fire black pellets in its Arnot power station while using the existing coal infrastructure.

Arnot power station

Together with Thai EPC and investment company TTCL, Blackwood is currently building a first FlashTor® torrefaction plant in Lampang, Thailand. This plant will be able to process different types of feedstock (wood chips, wood pellets, agricultural residues). The plant serves as a demo plant and will be used to produce test volumes of torrefied pellets. Production of test volumes starts in August 2022.

Sign up for test volumes of Blackwood pellets® from Blackwood’s new demo plant to:

  • Replace wood pellets or fossil coal in your existing wood pellet stove, heating station or CHP
  • Verify black pellet characteristics: higher calorific value, excellent grindability, durability, no biological activity
  • Test handling and applicability on your own
For product specifications and quotations, please contact us.


torrefied pellets