NileFiber™ feeds many industries
A major limitation of timber farms is the long delay between high-cost planting operations and the economic return from harvesting. In many cases this is a 20-40 year investment. NileFiber™ Farms will provide economic returns within 1-3 years depending on the final product.
Our production systems offer many diverse feedstock solutions to many industries. Examples include bioenergy, liquid biofuels, sustainable pulping material for use in paper manufacturing, building materials and many more.
Successful Commercial Pulp Run of NileFiber™
In March 2002, Samoa Pacific successfully completed the first commercial Totally Chlorine Free (TCF) pulp run using 100% NileFiber. The NileFiber pulp manufactured at the Samoa Pacific mill is the only non-wood Kraft TCF pulp processed in the Western Hemisphere.
NileFiber™ Industry Applications
Bioenergy - With escalating depletion of world resources, TreeFree has developed uses for NileFiber as a drop-in solution for coal, wood and fossil fuel based energy feedstocks as industries continue to experience raw material shortages, accelerating costs and government regulations over environmental concerns.
Biocoal - NileFiber biocoal is a drop in replacement for fossil coal. The use of coal is one of the greatest causes of carbon dioxide emissions; however it supplies the energy source that greatly contributes to our quality of life. NileFiber biocoal has a BTU value of 10,000; comparable to a high grade coal, but with significantly reduced carbon emissions as compared to coal. An independent study in the form of a life cycle analysis was commissioned by Portland General Electric Company. The study confirms that TreeFree's biocoal solution is a carbon neutral solution and an alternative to the use of coal to produce electric energy. (Read more.)
Biooil - In the process of creating NileFiber biocoal, two grades of biooil are produced:
Energy Pellets - NileFiber feedstock for biomass power plants is a sustainable alternative to wood pellets. NileFiber energy pellets have an approximate BTU value of 8000.
Pulp and Paper - NileFiber can replace the use of trees in the manufacturing of over 2000 grades of paper. In the future, with further research, it will be able to replace many more coated grades of paper.
Composite Building Materials - NileFiber produces composite materials such as oriented strain board (OSB) and medium density fiber board (MDF) that are lighter, stronger and more water-resistant than wood.
Forage - NileFiber is a healthy forage alternative for livestock with nutritional qualities similar to alfalfa. TreeFree is currently pursuing a research study with Makerere University’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Science to combine NileFiber with a formula developed by scientists to deliver forage that improves the quality of beef and dairy animals thus improving the livelihoods of livestock farmers worldwide.
Biofuels - With yields as much as five times more fiber per acre than corn, NileFiber is a stronger alternative fuel. It reduces feedstock costs and provides economic benefits as a non-food source. Refinement of these biooils into biogasoline will have an overwhelming advantage over ethanol and other alternatives, since existing standard petroleum refinery infrastructure can be used for production without modification.
Biochemicals - NileFiber can produce biochemicals that can provide the building blocks for biodegradable plastics and countless other consumer products.
Industries NileFiber™ will supply