Nettenergy produces renewable energy and raw materials from vegetable biomass and specializes in the development of the innovative 2nd generation pyrolysis technology PyroFlash, producing high-quality pyrolysis oil (only 3% water and HHV of 24 MJ / kg) and focuses on local markets where raw materials are locally available.
Local energy production
Nettenergy focuses on local markets where the raw material (wood, grass, crop residues) are already present for the pyrolysis process. Nettenergy wants the owners of this raw material (municipalities, forest managers, farmers) to be able to generate electricity and heat locally, and by themselves.
Our mobile pyrolysis installations can transform biomass into biochar, bio-oil, wood vinegar and electricity. The installation is meant to be placed close to the biomass source, to avoid transportation costs. The installations have a self-supporting energy system. No need for diesel generators nor an electrical grid!
The idea of a mobile bioenergy generator came about when Rob Vasbinder (who lives in the Netherlands and owns a piece of forest himself) was looking for a solution to his own leftover biomass challenge back in 2006. As an experienced chemical technician, working for ethylene factories, Rob started his research into local biomass pyrolysis, established Nettenergy, and developed his unique concept for the mobile pyrolysis installation.
Recently, we released a second-generation Flash pyrolysis technology: PyroFlash. This patented technology encompasses both a new reactor design and an innovative separation process and is available for export to the rest of Europe, the United States and Asia. It sets itself apart from first-generation pyrolysis techniques, by it’s ability to produce oil and water fractions separately. This leads to the production of high-quality pyrolysis oil (only 3% water and HHV of 24 MJ/kg). Moreover, additional valuable by-products such as biochar and wood vinegar can also be obtained using this technology. We are working on a licensing-model which will allow our business partners outside of Europe to build installations themselves. With this licensing-model, production capacity has the potential to rise to hundreds of installations per year. Are you interested in our technology? Do you have questions or suggestions? Contact Rob Vasbinder: [email protected]