The International Biomass Torrefaction Council (IBTC) is an umbrella organisation of Bioenergy Europe launched in 2012 and that is the first platform for companies with a common interest in the development of torrefied biomass markets. Currently the IBTC initiative is supported by more than 20 companies worldwide.
IBTC's objective: to promote the use of torrefied biomass as an energy carrier and to assist the development of the torrefaction industry. In these respects, IBTC's key activities are to undertake studies or projects, and to commonly voice its members’ concerns to third parties to help to overcome barriers of market deployment. IBTC takes part in initiatives and projects dedicated to biomass torrefaction market development such as: collection of statistical data, standardisation issues, certification of and permissions for the product, communication initiatives, matters related to health and safety.
IBTC's internal organisation: IBTC's President is Michael Wild (Wild&Partner). The daily coordination of IBTC is ensured by Cristina Calderón, General Manager of the group.
More information on the International Biomass Torrefaction Council (IBCT) at http://ibtc.bioenergyeurope.org
Are you involved in the development of torrefied biomass business?
IBTC has 3 membership categories:
1. IBTC Full Members
Parties active in the production or consumption of torrefied biomass as well as system or machinery suppliers to the torrefaction industry, i.e. those already producing and benefiting from any kind of promotion respectively removals of limitations and barriers. FM constitute the IBTC Steering Committee, and therefore have not only the right to particpate in all IBTC activities but also to govern IBTC.
2.IBTC Developing Members
Parties with the clear objective to become a producing member with their project(s) under development. Already on their way to become a full producer but they don´t have a commercial production yet (no production intended to be marketed).
3.IBTC Associated Members
Any other companies, organisations or individuals with an interest along the value chain of torrefied biomass and supporting the objectives of IBTC are eligible to become Associated Members (e.g. ports/terminals, logistic providers, shipping companies, stevedores,
4 key reasons to join IBTC
- Take part in initiatives and projects dedicated to biomass torrefaction market development such as the collection of statistical data, standardisation issues, certification of and permissions for the product, policy initiatives or matters related to health and safety;
- Make it possible to overcome certain market barriers that could not be solved by individual companies;
- Share your experience and views on the market in a common platform, not only with project developers but also with logistic providers, consultants and research institutions;
- Network and gain visibility: besides regular meetings among its members, IBTC organises relevant conferences where its members have the opportunity to present their latest developments.