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Terval is developing its product portfolio to respond more effectively to its partners’ demands for biomass products.
With almost 25,000m2 of covered storage entirely dedicated to biomass and 15 hectares of outdoor land, Terval is investing in its strategic position at the heart of Europe, with direct connections to seaports and railways.
Terval sources a large number of different biomasses to offer its partners the product that suits them best.
An easy-to-use, widely available biosourced fuel produced from wood industry waste. Terval offers both domestic and industrial pellets. The former are governed by numerous standards, including the most widespread ENplus, which guarantees sustainable and responsible production. The latter are governed by voluntary European schemes that guarantee both respect for the environment and monitoring of the supply chain. Terval is FSC and SBP (Sustainable Biomass Program) certified.
Similar to conventional wood pellets, these are produced using "vapo-cracked" wood. This pre-treatment renders them water-repellent, making it possible to store them outdoors, thus greatly reducing storage costs. Beyond this enormous advantage, these pellets offer up to 20% greater energy density.
Agricultural production produces a large quantity of organic waste which is currently not recycled (up to 75% in Europe). Terval has therefore begun marketing several agricultural residues such as PKS (Palm Kernel Schell) from palm oil production, olive stones and cashew nut shells. These products have a high PCI and can be stored outdoors. Terval is also developing agro-pellets. These are made up of various low-density agricultural co-products such as sunflower seeds (SFHP - Sun Flower Husk Pellet), linseed shives, cheneva, corn straw, etc... Once pelletized, these products offer energy densities comparable to conventional wood pellets.
Beyond its energy contribution, wood can also provide a source of carbon and offer a good alternative to coke and anthracite. After a pyrolysis process (combustion without oxygen), the carbon contained in the wood matrix is concentrated to levels of 80-90%. This product can then be used as is or densified by agglomeration, depending on the end use.