Ensyn announces advanced biofuel plant
June 7, 2010, Ottawa – Ensyn Technologies and Tolko Industries are forming a partnership to build the world's largest commercial fast pyrolysis plant in High Level, Alberta.
June 7, 2010 By Canadian Renewable Fuels Association & Canadian NewsWire
June 7, 2010, Ottawa – Ensyn Technologies and Tolko Industries are forming the High North BioResources Limited Partnership to build the world's largest commercial fast pyrolysis plant in High Level, Alberta. Fast pyrolysis is a
next-generation process that turns agricultural and forestry biomass into
synthetic oil that can be transformed into transportation fuels. When
completed, the plant will be capable of processing 400 bone dry tonnes/day of
biomass into 85 million litres/year (22.5 million gallons/year) of pyrolysis
This pyrolysis oil will be used to produce renewable energy in the form
of electricity and heat that will be used in Tolko's sawmill at High
Level. Tolko is a producer and marketer of lumber, veneer,
plywood, oriented strand board, and kraft papers, with manufacturing
operations across western Canada. The facility will also be capable of producing a renewable resin ingredient that can be used in the manufacture of wood panel products.
High North will immediately commence the regulatory approval process for
The announcement was heralded by the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA).
"It is a landmark partnership between the renewable fuels and forestry
sectors,” says Gordon Quaiattini, president of the CRFA. “It highlights yet
another commercial breakthrough for next-generation technologies."
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