Wyssmont Company Inc. based in New Jersey, USA has developed a state-of-the-art technology called
the Wyssmont Turbo-Dryer® Thermal Process (WTDTP) that uses a stack of slowly rotating circular
trays and recycled heat to convert wood waste into high-energy Bio-Coal. It has been recommended
by Noram Engineering as the most effective, economically and environmentally responsible solution
that utilizes a recognized technology. The company has more than 60 year's track record in producing
proven high dryers technology.
VITOL BROKING LTD of UK among the world's top five trading and distribution companies in energy,
including oil, natural gas, coal and many other commodities, is one of many coal-trading companies
that will be marketing our Bio-Coal. Vitol has entered into an Off-Take Agreement with GBCE.
WorleyParsons for the detailed design of handling and interfacing of the major equipment and the
design a generic plant that will be adapted in most of our locations. The company will work with all
local suppliers for the construction of the Turn-Key-Plant.
FIRST NATION & OTHER FIBRE SUPPLIERS
GBCE has negotiated with several potential fibre suppliers in the region from a variety of sources
including First Nations, community forest operators (loggers), sawmills and chipping operators and log
debarking companies. This approach allows GBCE to obtain its fibre requirements from diverse
sources ensuring security of supply and competitive pricing.
UBC is working closely with GBCE by carrying out extensive research and pilot work on bio-mass
conversion to bio-coal using our torrefaction technology on various bio-mass materials. In addition
they are helping to develop more efficient processes aimed at reducing costs and increasing