Crushed Cashew Nut Shells (CCNS)

Crushed Cashew Nut Shells (“CCNS”) are the shells of cashew nuts that are crushed after the extraction of Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (“CNSL oil”). The physical and chemical characteristics of crushed cashew shells make them a great substitute for fossil fuels. Co-firing with cashew shells at plants using wood chips, coal, and other types of solid fuels has proven to be highly successful. When mixed with wood chips, for instance, the high-energy content of the crushed cashew shells increases the overall calorific value of the fuel mix, leading to greater efficiency and cost savings in energy production.

18 Gj/MT

Net Calorific Value (NCV)

1.5 - 2 %

Ash

10 - 15 %

Total Moisture

18 Gj/MT

Net Calorific Value (NCV)

1.5 - 2 %

Ash

10 - 15 %

Total Moisture

  • Origin

    The origin of crushed cashew nut shells is South East Asian and West African countries. Vietnam is a major source of CCNS for biomass, with the countries’ ample cashew industry producing significant quantities of this biomass residue. Vietnam is closely followed by Ivory Coast which is also a large producer of CCNS.

  • Availability
    Availability

    The availability and easy handling of CCNS for biomass is one of the products key advantages, CCNS production in only Vietnam and Ivory Coast generates around 2 million metric tonnes 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

18 Gj/MT

Net Calorific Value (NCV)

1.5 - 2 %

Ash

10 - 15 %

Total Moisture

1.280 °C

Ash Deformation Temperature (C)

500 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
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Copenhagen / Denmark
+45 3996 5330

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