PyroFlash plants

Mobile PyroFlash plants are standard equipped with a dosing silo on top of the installation. The biochar is removed from the reactor with a screw conveyor, the liquid products are pumped. The syngas can be sent to flare or used as fuel.

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Typical Yields

For a woody feedstock with 10% water the yields are typical:

Product w% of feed
Biochar 10
Wet Oil 5
Dry oil 20
Wood Vinegar 25
SynGas 40

 For other biomass and moisture contents yields will be different.


Nettenergy offers mobile units that can be taken to the source of the biomass. We offer two capacity ranges:

Capacity (MTPD feed) Size Container (ft) Power Consumption (kWh)
2 20 5
10 40 25
  • 20 =LxWxH 6×2,4×2,6m; 40 =LxWxH 12×2,4×2,6m

For operation, the unit needs to be placed outside the container. To the unit, a top silo needs to be added which increases the height with 1 extra meter.

The syngas is typically sent to the flare or can directly be used to dry the biomass. The drying unit is outside the scope of the installation.

Option Gas Generator

The syngas can be used to feed the gas generator.

With the gas generator, the mobile unit can be made self-supporting in its electricity usage. The unit is LPG started and when the syngas is produced the gas generator takes over the electrical power requirement. No diesel or connection to the electrical grid is required.

Capacity (MTPD feed) Gas generator (kWh)
2 18
10 90

With the gas generator, the mobile unit is a net producer of electricity.

Feed system

The mobile unit is standardly equipped with a top silo for biomass feeding. This silo can either be manually fed but one is advised to use a large upfront silo (10m3 for a one-day continuous operation for a 2 MTPD installation) followed by a conveyor belt.

The silo must be fed with biomass with a typical size between 5<x<10 mm and 10% moisture content.

Labor Requirement

The mobile unit requires one person to operate. When an upfront silo is used this person needs to fill this silo 1x/day and replace the production storage tanks when they are full.

The operation of the unit is by touch screen panel using built-in startup, operation and shutdown logic.