CEG is an energy innovation company. Today, we create and realize sustainable energy solutions through biomass conversion by torrefaction. Simply put, we use sustainable resources to replace non-sustainable and expensive resources, that are cleaner and less harmful to the planet and us. Our proprietary torrefaction reactor converts biomass into bio carbon products like bio coal for conventional power and heating plants, bio char for agricultural purposes, and activated carbon for the water purification industry. Our unique process simultaneously generates green electricity. The electricity and bio carbon products will be produced with no net energy imported from non-renewable systems, which is an important factor for qualification for abundant subsidy programs. Learn more about our technology here.

Company details

Cruquiusweg 111 R , Amsterdam , 1019 AG Netherlands

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Industry Type:
Energy - Bioenergy
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

CEG is a joint venture company with leading financial partners Momentum Capital located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (holding 83.33 % of the shares) and Transformative Energy and Materials Capital (TEM Capital) located in Boston, USA (holding 16.67% of the shares). Learn more about our investment partners here.

CEG UK Ltd., is a subsidiary of CEG BV, and is operating the full scale demonstration plant located in Derby, England. The plant uses the CEG proprietary torrefaction technology to convert the bio mass into green electricity and clean carbon products. Both the electricity and the carbon products will be for sale in limited quantities from the Derby plant.

Our Primary Focus:

  • Developing proprietary sustainable energy technologies
  • Implementing our technologies into renewable energy production plants
  • Licensing our technologies to third parties
  • On-going development of state-of-the-art torrefaction technology

What Is Biomass?

Biomass is biological material—typically referring to plant-based materials. Biomass is a unique energy source that can be used directly via combustion to create heat, or indirectly after converting it to various forms of biofuel. Wood is the largest biomass energy source and can include; forest residues such as dead trees and branches, yard clippings, or wood chips. Industrial biomass can be grown in crops and harvested to create biofuel.

What Is Torrefaction?

Torrefaction is thermal treatment of biomass in an environment with low oxygen content. Although the process is similar to charcoal production, it takes place in a much lower temperature environment that requires less exotic and less expensive materials, which results in biofuels with more favorable combustion properties, better mechanical and storage properties, and higher energy density. Torrefied biomass, (especially after it has been pelletized), has similar properties as coal and is the ideal fuel to replace non-renewable coal resources for use in existing coal processing plants and facilities, like power plants without expensive capex upgrades required for white wood pellets.