The Earth’s forests are one of our most important resources. These forests and their ecosystems absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. While woody biomass fuels may appear to be renewable and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, with no other renewable options, the global demand for wood-based fuels will drive an increase in deforestation resulting in a reduction in the Earth’s natural ability for carbon sequestration.
Each year the world generates more than 100 billion metric tons of agricultural waste. In many cases, these residues are disposed of by either incineration, creating an immediate release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses and while creating no additional value to the ecosystem, or utilized as a fertilizer, resulting in a slow release of methane during decomposition. Methane is a major contributor to the global greenhouse effect with an impact 26 times that of carbon dioxide.
Using our proprietary technology, SSGE converts agricultural residues into biocoal, a carbon neutral, 100% renewable, environmentally responsible energy source. By utilizing a perpetual and abundant supply of agricultural residue, we believe we can help meet the world’s energy needs while contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gases, and reduce the reliance on woody biomass.
SSGE AGRI Bio Coal has an energy density value of 4,800 – 5,000 kcal/kg. Grindability is similar to coal meaning no boiler or material handling modifications are needed. Additionally, SSGE’s bio coal is hydrophobic and does not need protection from weather elements during transportation or storage. Together, these properties make our bio coal the ideal drop-in substitute for coal, and it is carbon neutral with greatly reduced greenhouse gas emissions during combustion.