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You have come to the right place if you are looking for experts to grow your biomass business. Since 1999 our team at Wild & Partner has been passionate about the benefits that the use of biomass can bring to our lives and to our planet. We are here to support your journey to become best in class in anything related to biomass and its applications.

It is our firm belief and awareness that biomass, as a result of photosynthesis, is by far the most efficient CO2 sink, superior to all other renewable technologies. We also believe that human-managed forests are far more efficient CO2 sinks than unmanaged ones, not to mention mitigating wildfire risk by a factor of 100.

The use of biomass in energy and production is the most sustainable form of nature management for humanity.

See Nobel laureate Richard Feynman's opinion to biomass:

Michael Wild

Founder & CEO


Wild & Partner was founded in 1999.

We are a leading consultancy specializing in biomass, technology and projects related to biomass. We support your planning and implementation of biomass powered heating, cooling and energy systems. It doesn't stop there. With years of expertise together with some of the world's leading technology firms, we have a wide and deep knowledge of upgrading biomass into it's higher value versions such as pellets or bio coal. For over two decades now, our holistic approach to biomass has helped countless projects to turn into reality. Our expertise spans a wide range of areas, including biomass mobilization, processing and upgrading, trading, supply chain development and implementation, technology advancement, as well as handling contractual and regulatory matters. Trust us to cover every aspect of global biomass application for energy or process, ensuring your success in this dynamic industry.


We are developing biomass projects on industrial scale, we consult projects on feedstock, logistics and technologies and we develop technologies such as bio coal production units

Project Development

Resource development, Wood pellet and Bio coal production, technology, business development and financing


On the entire biomass value chain


We develop and implement technologies  and advise on financing

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Our Focus on Biomass


Raw Biomass Resources

We advise on everything related to plantation of bio crop, plantation residuals and processing by products. We are familiar with all established harvesting methods and with by-product separation to pre-processing and storage


We have extensive practical experience in setting up and maintaining international transport chains. We advise on bulk and packed goods shipping in container or bulk vessles, in phytosanitation and (M)SDS

Biomass Upgrading

We are familiar with existing and emerging technologies for cleaning, demineralization,  sizing and densification. We are experienced in torrefaction and  carbonization lines, some of which we helped to develop

Feedstock and Applications

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We are happy to share our extensive experience in feedstock procurement, treatment, processing to upgrade and logistics of the following products:


  • Wood Pellets

  • AG Pellets

  • Palm Kernel Shells

  • Torrefied Biomass

  • Bio carbon

  • Bio Coal

Bio Energy Generation

We advise on all biomass applications, established and upcoming, such as:

  • Power Generation

  • Heat Generation

  • Cooling

  • Biomass CHP

  • Biomass Trigeneration

  • Gasification

Renewable Energy Value Chain

Renewables require a holistic approach to create extraordinary value. We are experienced in the following topics:

  • Security of Supply

  • System Efficiency

  • Value Chain Development

Our Biocoal Journey

Discover the essence of our journey - a testament to innovation and excellence in the biogenic energy sector. Following Michael's groundbreaking work in introducing PKS (Palm Kernel Shells) as a potent energy source to Europe and Japan, our focus transcended conventional trading to elevate the value of biomasses.

While conventional methods like cleaning and drying fell short of the surging demand for biogenic coal substitutes, we envisioned a transformative solution. With pride, we pioneered an industrial system that converts biomass into charcoal-identical fuel within an astounding 30 minutes - a true marvel of our expertise. This system, now partnered with an Austrian-Swedish consortium, produces top-notch steam coal substitutes and even medical-grade biocarbon.

Our progress has propelled us to the forefront of the industry. Active involvement in sector-specific associations and the founding of the International Biomass Torrefaction and Carbonization Council have solidified our position and forged powerful alliances with leading technology providers.

Dedicated to empowering our projects, customers, and partners, we prioritize independence from supplier interests. Leveraging the freedom to choose the optimal technology for each application, we ensure unparalleled value creation and foster mutual success.


What is biocarbon?


Every living plant, whether tree or grass, is fundamentally composed of the elemental building blocks of C, H, and O. While minerals and trace elements play varying roles, carbon constitutes a remarkable 50 to 60% of the plant's dry matter. However, only a fraction, about 20%, is classified as fixed carbon, while the majority comprises volatile matter. When exposed to heat, these volatile components evaporate, leading to devolatilization. Depending on specific temperature and residence time, varying degrees of devolatilization are achieved. This thermal treatment is known as Biomass Carbonization, a controlled thermo-chemical process that breaks down plant biomass into a solid fraction with concentrated carbon and syn-gases composed of evaporated Hydrogen, Carbon, and Oxygen.

The process occurs under carefully regulated heating conditions in the absence of oxygen, commonly referred to as carbonization, and can be further categorized as torrefaction, pyrolysis, or carbonization/charring based on the specific process parameters applied. Throughout Biomass Carbonization, the biomass material undergoes elevated temperatures, usually ranging between 300°C to 1000°C, resulting in the decomposition into two main products: solid biocarbon and syn-gas.

The biocarbon produced is a carbon-rich, porous material, with a high calorific value due to the concentrated plant carbon. Simultaneously, the syn-gas comprises hydrogen, carbon monoxide, methane, and other gases, providing an excellent renewable fuel source.

The significance of Biomass Carbonization extends beyond fuel production. This process facilitates carbon sequestration by locking carbon dioxide within stable biochar, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and contributing to climate change mitigation. Moreover, biochar serves as a valuable soil amendment, enhancing soil fertility, water retention, and nutrient absorption. This, in turn, promotes agricultural productivity and sustainability. Embracing Biomass Carbonization offers a plethora of environmental and agricultural benefits, reinforcing our commitment to a greener, more sustainable future.


a process operating within the temperature range of 200 to 320°C, serves as a fundamental step in biomass treatment. Though seemingly simple, it intricately homogenizes the biomass, eliminating limiting elements for enhanced usability.

With typical carbon contents reaching up to 60%, the resulting biomass showcases net calorific values ranging from 20 to 23MJ/kg. This torrefied biomass proves to be a remarkable drop-in substitute for fossil steam coal.

The derived syngases from the biomass are efficiently utilized in the combustion process, providing the necessary heat for the torrefaction, including pre-drying of the biomass. A significant aspect of successful torrefaction lies in achieving energy autonomy, where all heat demands are met through the utilization of syngases.

In essence, torrefaction represents a crucial step in optimizing biomass for diverse applications, paving the way towards a sustainable and energy-efficient future.



whether slow (>>30min) or fast (<30min), operates within the temperature range of 300 to 700°C. The choice between slow and fast pyrolysis depends on factors such as particle size uniformity and precise process control. Slow pyrolysis is recommended for highly heterogeneous particles requiring meticulous management. In both processes, a solid product is obtained, boasting carbon contents of up to 75%.

These solid products serve as valuable fuel sources for power plants and find applications in the metallurgical industry.

Remarkably, the syngases derived from pyrolysis contain more energy than necessary for the process itself. Hence, it is imperative for a pyrolysis plant to explore efficient ways to harness and utilize these energy surpluses, optimizing the overall sustainability and efficiency of the process.

Embracing pyrolysis offers a promising avenue for sustainable energy production and resource management, contributing to a greener and more environmentally conscious future.



also known as charring, represents the highest temperature process in the range of 700-1000°C. This intense thermal treatment concentrates carbon in the solid products, achieving an impressive up to 95% carbon content. The process entails rapid "flash" heating at an astonishing rate of 1000°C per second, with a residence time of less than 30 minutes.

Given these rigorous conditions, the feedstock, much like in fast pyrolysis, requires meticulous preparation and sizing to ensure effective activation during carbonization.

The significance of carbonization lies in producing highly carbon-rich solid products, offering valuable applications in various industries, including metallurgy and as a potent fuel source for power generation.

Through cutting-edge carbonization technology and precise feedstock preparation, our carbonization process exemplifies efficiency, sustainability, and innovation, paving the way for a greener and resource-efficient future.



Michael Wild

" I am passionate about the future of our planet and the fact that

  biomass will play an important role in it "


Michael Wild, CEO

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Michael Wild is a highly accomplished economist and engineer with an impressive track record in the biomass and renewable energy sectors.

With over 35 years of experience, he has consistently been at the forefront of innovation in the bio energy industry.

Throughout his career, Michael has spearheaded some groundbreaking initiatives. He has developed biomass-fired district heating systems, collaborated with international financial institutions and the European Commission on renewable programs, and played a pivotal role in establishing the first-ever online trading platform for biomass.

Michael's expertise extends to fuel diversification, where he played a key role in the acceptance of Palm Kernel Shell as a power plant fuel. In 2003, he organized the first-ever shipment and subsequent continuous supply of PKS from Indonesia to Europe, solidifying his reputation as a global leader in the bio energy sector.

Notably, Michael led the development of one of the earliest continuous torrefaction processes and has served as the President of the International Biomass Torrefaction and Carbonization Council (IBTC) for the past decade. He is also an integral part of Austria's delegation to the IEA Bio energy.

As a biomass trader, Michael has established and operated large-scale supply schemes of wood chips, pellets, and Palm Kernel Shell to power plants across Europe and Japan, covering all continents except Australia. Furthermore, he has represented two US wood pellet exporters in Europe, specifically targeting the household markets.

Currently, Michael is the Principal of Wild & Partner KG, an Austria-based consultancy dedicated to driving the growth of bio energy initiatives. Additionally, he holds the position of CEO at SmartPelletHeater Ltd, a specialized company focused on wood pellet-fired outdoor heaters. Furthermore, he serves as the CTO in AAR Biocarbons power plant fuel conversion projects in Romania and acts as a consultant for various project developments worldwide, specializing in solid biomass fuels and carbonization.

Notably, Michael is a valued member of Lee Enterprises Consulting, the world's premier bio economy consulting group. Furthermore, he played a pivotal role in the establishment of Lignum Renewable Energy GmbH, contributing to the creation of a vertically integrated biomass energy and carbonized biomass business.

By combining his extensive knowledge, leadership, and hands-on experience, Michael Wild continues to shape the future of the bio energy industry and drive sustainable solutions for a greener world.

About Torrefaction:

Whitebook Torrefaction – for MUSIC within European Union´s Horizon 2020

Michael has been invited to speak at some of the world's leading conferences on renewable energy:

  • 12th Biomass Pellets Trade and Power Japan, Tokyo, July 22

  • 30th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, online, May 22

  • European Bio-energy Future, Brussels, Nov 22

  • 7th Central European Biomass Conference CEBC2023, Graz, Jan 23

  • EU workshop on Carbon-neutral steel production by using renewable carbon sources, Ghent, Feb 23

  • Argus Biomass Asia, Singapore, Feb 23

  • Argus Biomass, London, April 23

  • Mediterranean Solid Fuels Forum, Genova, Mai 23

" As a leader in the renewable energy markets, we have built a holistic platform over the entire value chain, adequately rewarding all stakeholders  "


Norbert Bruell

Strategy & Growth for SEA with focus on Indonesia

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Norbert has been working independently with Michael since 2002. With a 20-year background living and working throughout the region, particularly in Indonesia, Norbert brings a wealth of experience in the energy sector. Having been involved in numerous energy-related companies and projects, including a significant tenure with a leading local Indonesian group in the energy space, Norbert possesses invaluable insights and connections. Since 2002, Norbert has been contributing to the export of renewables like palm kernel shells and engaging in plantation projects. A dedicated  team mate with Michael Wild, Norbert plays a pivotal role in driving sustainable growth and innovation for our company in the dynamic South East Asian market.

We collaborate with premier clients and partners to deliver exceptional results

AGI Capital Invest
Con Agra
New Biomass Energy
Wismar Pellets  


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