UOP Now Producing Economic Bio Oil at 7 Locations
by Bob Brooks (Automotive Industries) $45/bbl RTP bio oil from biomass, developed by Montreal based Ensyn Corporation, is now in production at 7 UOP locations(one in Canada). As affiliates of Ensyn, UOP and Chevron will refine the base oil into gasoline, diesel (up to 80 cetane) and jet fuel with UOP’s hydrotreatment technology. Ensyn has been developing RTP(rapid thermal process) for 25 years and has produced over 30 million gallons of oil and fuel by the system. Ensyn and UOP Renewable Energy & Chemicals Division have formed a joint venture named Envergent Technologies LLC to advance RTP
UOP is now under way with production of oil via the RTP process which UOP calls “green fuel”, marketed without refinement as economic boiler fuel. It produces 99% less SOX emission than petroleum, 36% less NOx and 72% less CO. Its CO2 emissions are recycled by the biomass growth cycle.
Shortly following start up of the crude “green” product, UOP and Chevron will take RVP oil to the next level by refining the oil into transportation fuel. An Ensyn spokesman says this is now in the final stages of preparation for production and licensing.
The remarkable RTP process consists of heating virtually any type of dried, pulverized biomass to the temperature of 500C for 2 seconds which produces the basic oil for combustion as a boiler fuel and crude for refining . READ MORE