The project

Carbonaxion Bioénergies Inc., doing business as Carbonaxion, is developing a torrefied wood pellet plant project. The plant will produce a biofuel to replace fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas and propane) in heating applications.

Produced from residual forest biomass and wood waste, this green energy is sustainable, carbon neutral and a useful tool in the fight against climate change.

Torrefied wood pellets look like conventional wood pellets, but they are coal coloured.

granules de bois torréfié


Torrefied wood pellets have several advantages over other forms of biomass (wood chips and conventional pellets):

  • Higher energy density
    Approximately five to seven times greater than that of wood chips, which reduces transport, storage and handling costs.
  • Hydrophobic and freeze-resistant
    Can be stored outside and under adverse conditions without degradation or operational problems.
  • Inert
    Phytosanitary certification not required.
  • Superior heating value
    Can be used in co-combustion with coal and petroleum coke, or as a drop-in replacement, with minimal conversion requirements.

Torrefied wood pellets are shaping up to be a key component of the decarbonization movement. The projected annual production of 30,000 tonnes of torrefied wood pellets has the potential to displace the equivalent of 17 million litres of fuel oil, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50,000 tonnes, an amount equivalent to the average annual emissions of 12,000 passenger vehicles.

The production plant site is near Quebec City (province of Quebec, Canada).





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