Ensyn Technologies Inc., a leading developer of fast pyrolysis technology, and Tolko Industries Ltd., a Canadian forest products company, have formed a partnership to build the world’s largest commercial fast pyrolysis plant in High Level, Alberta. The partnership, High North BioResources Limited Partnership, will build and operate a plant capable of processing 400 bone-dry tonnes of biomass per day into 85 million (22.5 million gallons US) of pyrolysis oil annually.
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. 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 project.
Ensyn formed Envergent Technologies, a joint venture in 2008, with UOP a Honeywell company to deploy Ensyn’s RTP (Rapid Thermal Process) technology globally as well as to develop a complementary technology to convert pyrolysis oil into transportation fuels. (Earlier post.)