Cashew Nut Shells (CNS)

Cashew shells (CNS) are the de-shelled nuts left as a residue from the main product, the cashew nuts. The physical and chemical characteristics of cashew shells make them a great substitute for fossil fuels. Co-firing with cashew shells at plants etc.

20 - 21 Gj/MT

Net Calorific Value (NCV)

1.5 - 2 %

Ash

10 - 15 %

Total Moisture

20 - 21 Gj/MT

Net Calorific Value (NCV)

1.5 - 2 %

Ash

10 - 15 %

Total Moisture

  • Origin

    Focus on Ivory Coast being the worlds largest producer of cashew nuts, with local incentives to integrate the deshelling locally to support the local communities. Vietnam is the more mature market, where CNSL is prevalent (Ivory Coast currently have a few CNSL factories crushing the shells, and more will come).

  • Availability
    Availability

    The availability and easy handling of CNS for biomass is one of the products key advantages, CNS production in only Vietnam and Ivory Coast generates around 2 million metric tons annually. With an established setup in Vietnam and Ivory Coast, CM Biomass is currently the largest supplier of Cashew residues to the international markets.

  • Sustainability
    Sustainability

    At CM Biomass, sustainability is a non-negotiable priority and an integral part of our operations. Over 95% of the biomass we supply originates from residue streams, including sawmills, vegetable oil production, and deshelling processes. By utilizing these waste and residue materials, we not only add value by repurposing them but also provide support in l...

Facts about our Biomass Product

20 - 21 Gj/MT

Net Calorific Value (NCV)

1.5 - 2 %

Ash

10 - 15 %

Total Moisture

1300 °C

Ash Deformation Temperature (C)

350 kg/m³

Bulk Density

Sustainability is our
License to Operate

We believe that driving sustainability and documenting the industry’s high standards are key to the successful development of the biomass sector. At CM Biomass, we are on a journey to decarbonize energy-intensive companies all over the world.

We understand that transparency in our supply chains is essential for maintaining credibility and public support. That is why we have positioned ourselves as frontrunners in biomass practices since our foundation.

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Copenhagen / Denmark
CM Biomass Partners A/S
Sundkrogsgade 11, 2. 2100
Copenhagen / Denmark
+45 3996 5330

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