[Gasification] Biocoal markets
kenredd at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 12:55:56 CST 2014
Hydrogy LLC (Dr. Lixiong Li), Inova Energy LLC, in concert with Gulf Coast
State College have begun the testing phase of a DOE SBIR grant that was
initiated in July. Part of our proposal was the production of biocoal as
a fossil coal surrogate and biochar as a byproduct. As we approach the
end of phase I and prepare our phase II proposal, we would like to
interview fossil coal users and survey their opinions regarding the solid
fuel marketplace and the potential for biocoal as a fossil coal
alternative. Any suggestions or guidance from bioenergylists members
would be much appreciated. We are most interested in being directed to
fossil coal users (particularly, grid-connected facilities) so that we may
survey participants in our target market. However, we welcome comments
from everyone, including those involved with biochar. Our most pertinent
questions are listed below:
• Do the advantages/benefits of biocoal fulfill the critical needs of a
fossil coal user?
• Would a fossil coal user pay a higher price point in order to gain the
advantages/benefits of biocoal?
• What advantage/benefit of biocoal has the greatest appeal to a fossil
• What disadvantage/challenge of biocoal presents the greatest hurdle to
the acceptance of biocoal as a fossil coal alternative?
The following link provides an overview of biocoal
Best wishes to all exploring bioenergy,
Inova Energy LLC
Panama City, FL
p.s. Apologies to Moderators for the earlier post from a non-member web address
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