Agri-Tech partners with Cate Street Capital

Joseph J. James, president of Columbia, S.C.-based, Agri-Tech Producers LLC, announced that his firm has entered into a strategic partnership with Cate Street Capital of Portsmouth, N.H. Cate Street Capital will facilitate the manufacturing and purchasing of what may be the world's first commercial-grade torrefaction machines, which will provide large amounts of torrefied fuel for electric utility test burns. It will also provide lease financing for select operators seeking to acquire and use ATP's torrefaction machines. That first machine, called the Torre-Tech 5.0, will be completed by mid-summer and will produce 5 tons of torrefied wood per hour.