Project Background

The core conversion process is a flash pyrolysis plant based on BTG technology. In Europe, no commercial pyrolysis oil production plant is in operation. The plant will be based on the design and experience gained by BTG through the construction of a 50 tonne/day pyrolysis plant in Malaysia. The plant design will be further scaled up to a commercially attractive scale of 120 tonne/day (~ 25MWth). The feedstock will be local woody biomass and/or residues.

The plant will produce electricity, process steam, pyrolysis oil and aqueous organic acids in an industrial environment to make optimal use of the biomass feedstock. To achieve the highest energy efficiency, the project will focus on the immediate application of pyrolysis products in AkzoNobel’s chemicals production process.