ThermChem Corporation – Thermal Processing

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ThermChem Corporation – Thermal Processing

Converting negative/low value residues into valuable products.

About the Company:

Founded in 2015, ThermChem is focused on deploying scalable thermochemical conversion technologies to convert wastes/residues into valuable products.

About the Solution:

ThermChem’s primary technology is Hydrothermal Carbonization, using temperatures and pressures to convert high moisture feedstocks into valuable products.

ThermChem Corporation 330 NW Royal Blvd. Portland, OR USA 503-314-7632 Visit Company Website

Solution Type

  • Hydrothermal Carbonization


  • Equipment Vendor


  • Energy
  • Other


  • GHG
  • Odor
  • Pathogens
  • Phosphorous
  • Storage

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Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators

Hydrothermal Carbonization:

  • May produce a salable product in the form of hydrochar, a product similar to biochar
  • Hydrochar does not yet have an established, stable commercial market in the United States
  • There is variation of operational intensity by site and by technology, many technologies require pairing with other technologies to offer a comprehensive manure management solution
  • There is significant variation of cost depending on site and by technology
  • Proven technology for phosphorous recovery, storage reduction, GHG reduction, odor control and pathogen reduction but not widely adopted
  • This technology may lose nitrogen to the atmosphere

Newtrient Comments/Opinions:


Thermal process technologies:

  • Produce a soil amendment in the form of biochar, ash and other products
  • These products have not yet established a stable commercial market
  • Include pyrolysis, torrefaction, gasification and hydrothermal carbonization
  • There is significant variation in energy use and recovery depending on feedstock
  • There is significant variation of operational intensity by site and by technology
  • There is significant variation of cost by site and by technology
ThermChem has not been evaluated using Newtrient's 9-point scoring process because this solution is not yet commercially available.

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