TorchLight and project partner Kerr Wood Leidal Consulting Engineers are currently working on a combined heat and power
assessment for a remote community in British Columbia. The results of the assessment will be presented at the upcoming
International Symposium on Biomass and Bioenergy in Vancouver.
The abstract of the presentation is available here.
The economic challenges of cellulosic ethanol commercialization are numerous. This publication in Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, authored by TorchLight
Managing Director Jamie Stephen, Warren Mabee of Queen's University, and Jack Saddler of the University of British Columbia, identifies a variety of
approaches to reduce the production cost.
TorchLight is pleased to announce that our research partnership with the Biomass and Bioenergy Research Group
at the University of British Columbia has received financial support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.
The research efforts will focus on pre-treatment of oil palm residues for production of high-value bioproducts. This project
highlights the opportunity for bioenergy and bioproducts in Southeast Asia, where TorchLight continues to work.
TorchLight Managing Director Jamie Stephen and co-authors
Warren Mabee and Jack Saddler examine logistics of the fossil fuel
and how feedstock characteristics will impact biomass facility scale,
siting, and technology selection.