Released November 30, 2012
HM3 Energy says it has demonstrated densification of torrefied forest waste on commercial equipment, clearing another hurdle in their quest to replace coal with torrefied biomass fuel in electric generation power plants.
A Gresham, Oregon-based cleantech startup and Northwest winner of the 2011 Cleantech Open has taken a big step toward someday replacing coal with biomass to make large-scale thermal power generation carbon neutral.
--continued on SeattlePi.com, http://blog.seattlepi.com/energy/2012/11/30/hm3-energy-achieves-breakthrough-in-replacing-coal-with-biomass/
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