What is biomass energy?
To define biomass energy, you have to look at how many different forms of energy different forms of biomass can be broken down into. NileFiber has the ability to be broken down into many different products, helping people around the world, making it an ideal form of biomass energy. It can be used for products such as building materials and chemicals, for energy such as fuels and electricity, or even for environmental protection by way of reducing soil erosion, phytoremediation of polluted sites, or sequestering the carbon dioxide generated from all of the fossil fuels that we currently use. Biomass energy is the one form of energy that can have a huge impact without actually taking up a huge amount of space, and NileFiber allows for that space to be even smaller than other forms of biomass. This is due in part to the higher yields per acre vs. other biomass crops.
What is renewable energy?
Renewable energy is a sustainable form of energy that can easily be made or reproduced without a negative environmental impact. This is part of what makes NileFiber a clear choice for many of the world’s industries. Many products can be made from NileFiber and can be harvested each and every year, and the yield per acre is much greater than standard tree products, allowing for a greater yearly harvest than any other renewable form of biomass that is currently being used.
What sets TreeFree Biomass Solutions, Inc. apart from other biomass manufacturers?
TreeFree is easy steps ahead of the competition with the discovery of just how incredible NileFiber really can be when used as a biomass product. It is a perennial plant that does not need to be replanted for 20+ years, is harvestable annually, is sturdy against bad climate conditions, requires less fertilizer unlike its counterparts, has no natural enemies and has the ability to help combat a major environmental hazard—Carbon Dioxide—which has seen few improvements in recent years.
TreeFree’s product, NileFiber, also has the added benefit of being able to be used with current farming equipment. This means that in order to farm this type of biomass, no new farming equipment have to be purchased or special processing plants need to be built. This saves time and money, especially when you look at the struggles of an already stretched farming economy. Additionally, NileFiber offers advantages to farmers in comparison to other crops. Investing in NileFiber as a feedstock will save manufacturers and the consumer’s money, making this form of energy and product the most cost-effective energy crop available.
Does producing green products with NileFiber™ cost more than producing products with traditional materials, such as trees?
No. Growing NileFiber requires less fertilizer and water. Manufacturing processes require less energy and chemicals increasing production and in most cases require no modification to existing facilities. Our patented solutions, allow us to propagate, grow, harvest and deliver a clean green feedstock supply at a rate more cost effective than traditional methods.
Who are your competitors?
While there are other companies attempting to grow Arundo donax, none possess the patents on NileFiber, nor can they produce it as effectively and efficiently as TreeFree. TreeFree owns a significant number of the world's patents on the propagation and processing of Arundo donax.
What makes NileFiber™ better?
NileFiber bio-coal burns cleaner than fossil fuel coal. NileFiber building materials are stronger, lighter, and more water/mold resistant than traditiowood-based based products. NileFiber provides a sustainable source for paper products without depleting the earth’s trees.
We are able to apply NileFiber's vast applications and solutions to improve your bottom line. We would like to share that potential with you. Contact TreeFree today to see how we can work together to transform the world we live in.
Frequently Asked Questions
So, what is biomass?
If you want to define biomass, then you need to look at the most basic biomass definition. Biomass is quite simply organic matter that is made by either animals or plants that has energy stored within it from the sun, which can then be converted into some type of bioenergy. It can be anything that is made by a microorganism that has the capability to be broken down to produce energy that can be used for products such as fuel, electricity or heat. Source: State Environmental Resource Center
And, what is feedstock?
Raw material to supply or fuel industrial processes.
What are the benefits of using biomass energy?
There are numerous benefits to using biomass energy. The biggest benefit to using this type of energy is how much biomass energy has the potential to correct environmental issues. With as much Carbon Dioxide (CO2) as NileFiber can sequester and correct, we can quite literally start reversing some of the damage caused to the planet. Plus, there is no negative environmental footprint left behind from planting acres of this beneficial biomass. The long-term effect of our crop is leaving the ground in better condition after planting than the original land due to all of the benefits that the root system colony gives to the soil.
Another benefit of using biomass energy is the fact that the energy is totally renewable. NileFiber can be used indefinitely and re-harvested each year to use again, only needing one planting every 20+ years. It has a tremendous growth rate, high yields and grows perennially without human intervention. It does not spread beyond the original planting plot, making it the perfect plant for unusual spaces, as well as fallow lands and pastures.
The benefit that NileFiber can offer the economy may be one of the best benefits available to energy and materials industry today. NileFiber is a cost-effective investment to grow and manufacture, when compared to, for instance, coal excavation vs. torrefaction. However, when you add in the fact that special machinery does not need to be purchased to harvest and process the end-results, you can add another dimension of cost efficiency to the product. Finally, when you add in all of the uses that NileFiber offers, such as being able to be used for anything from fuel to building materials, you can also add in another way that this product can benefit industries who use it.
Biocoal vs. Biochar vs. Activated Biochar. What's the difference?
When biomass is torrefied, the first consumer product produced is Biocoal, a cleaner replacement for fossil coal. Further torrefaction, in succession, produces Biochar and then Activated Biochar. One important and notable property of each of these successive consumer products is they have increasingly higher BTU values. Accordingly they can all be used as combustion agents for applications such as electricity production. Other noteworthy applications are the use of Biochar for water purification and Activated Biochar, also referred to as Ash, for phytoremediation of soil.