Company Concept



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 882510

Finrenes has patented a system and method for processing biomass. Finrenes solution’s products are biogas and brown pellets from lignocellulosic waste biomass.

Finrenes technology benefits are:

  • Using different types of waste biomass, including wood chips, hog wood, bark and coconut hulls
  • Process does not need external energy, resulting low operating costs
  • Pretreatment with steam instead of enzymes
  • Increase biogas process speed, triple capacity for biogas process
  • Low OPEX, short investment payback time
  • Brown pellets can be used as fuel and fertilizer, lowering overall business risk


Finrenes concept provides biofuels and fertilizer:

  1. First we take waste biomass form agriculture or forestry. We can use wood chips, wood bark, straw, grass and even coconut hulls.
  2. Next we perform the pretreatment. The pretreatment breaks the lignocellulose structure enabling fast biogas production. Biogas can be easily refined to biomethane for traffic use.
  3. The rest of the biomass that has not turned into biogas, is refined to brown pellets.
  4. Brown pellets can be used as fuel for power generation in an existing coal firing power plant. Additionally bio coal can be used as advanced fertilizer.

Finrenes process