Honeywell’s Envergent Technologies and Green Fuel Nordic Oy to collaborate on biomass pyrolysis fuel processing in Finland
Envergent Technologies LLC, a Honeywell company, signed a memorandum of understanding with Finland’s Green Fuel Nordic Oy under which the two companies would collaborate on projects to convert biomass to renewable fuel for use in district heating systems in Finland using Envergent’s RTP rapid thermal processing technology. (Earlier post.).
The companies will evaluate the installation of new facilities to convert forest residues into liquid biofuel that can be burned in industrial burners for heat, replacing petroleum-based fuel.
Green Fuel Nordic Oy expects to build multiple RTP facilities in Finland over the next several years to supply biofuel for district heating systems that heat residential and commercial buildings from a central location.
Finland has targeted that 38% of its energy use be generated from renewable sources by 2020.
Envergent’s RTP technology works by rapidly heating biomass at ambient pressure to generate high yields of a liquid biofuel. The fuel, known as RTP green fuel, can be burned in industrial burners to produce heat or to power electric generators. Envergent Technologies is a joint venture of Honeywell’s UOP and Ensyn Corp. combining nearly 100 years of refining and process technology development from UOP and more than 25 years of commercial RTP experience from Ensyn Corp. The RTP technology is currently in use in seven commercial biomass processing plants in the US and Canada.