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White paper reviews Arbaflame steam-exploded pellets

January 23, 2018
By FutureMetrics

Jan. 23, 2018 - FutureMetrics has published a comprehensive analysis of Arbaflame's steam exploded (SE) pellet technology.

FutureMetrics’ senior engineer, Laurenz Schmidt, has spent more than five months producing a highly detailed analysis of the process flows and the characteristics of Arbaflame’s thermally treated highly water resistant “black” pellets. FutureMetrics has created its own detailed mass and energy flow model of Arbaflame’s optimized process.

The report’s co-author, William Strauss, has used the mass and energy flow model to create a financial model of a hypothetical 240,000 tonne per-year steam exploded pellet plant. The model is subjected to a variety of sensitivity analyses including a Monte Carlo simulation.

FutureMetrics believes that the Arbaflame SE pellet technology has overcome the technical shortcomings that have prevented the production of cost competitive SE pellets. The paper shows in detail how this conclusion was reached.

Download a copy of the table of contents HERE.

Available for purchase and download online at the FutureMetrics’ website,

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