Member - TorPower SA

TorPower is a biomass to energy process for power and heat production. It is a competitive source of clean energy

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2019
Company Size 4
Member Type
innovator
Founders Paul A. Tasso
Headquarters 1950 Sion, Switzerland
Social network
TorPower SA

About

Biomass will become the most important source of renewable energy. Biomass is abundant as crop residues, forest residues, wood waste, etc. Forest/crop residues are heterogeneous biofuels, varied density, varied ash content, varied physical characteristics. Forest/crop residues harvesting/transportation is costly, meaning very poor return for forest/crop residues to energy projects. Our concept is based on a 3-steps process: 1.- as pre-treatment forest/crop residues are transformed into biocoal through a mild pyrolysis process. The treatment yields a solid uniform product with a higher energy content, higher energy density and with hydrophobic characteristics, making storage easier. 2.- Biocoal is pulverized through a specific milling equipment. 3.- Pulverized biocoal is then fueling a 2-stroke diesel engine for generating power and heat, without any additional liquid fuel. The key-benefits of our process are: - wide range of capacities (from 1.5 MWe to 25 MWe); - modular-type units; - decentralized plant implementation; - easy adaptation to possible future changes in feedstocks quantity and quality; - low emissions into air, land and water; - very high recycling rate; - proven technologies. Each of the process has been validated through intensive tests. We are now in the phase of developing and implementing a first reference plant in Switzerland.
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Headquarters 1950 Sion, Switzerland

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
SDG 6
Clean water and sanitation
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Affordable and clean energy
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SDG 9
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable cities and communities
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SDG 12
Responsible consumption and production
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