Pyrolysis oil is the product of heating of biomass without oxygen. Pyrolysis technology in its most traditional and simple form is heat oak or beech resulting in a dense smoke for smoking fish or meat.
Pyrolysis oil is a uniform liquid that can be used as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels for the production of renewable energy and chemicals. It is obtained through a process called fast pyrolysis, which transforms biomass into a liquid.
The Research & Technology Development business unit has written multiple papers on bio-energy, biofuels and bio-materials. Most of these papers have been published in well known journals.
TechnipFMC and BTG Bioliquids prepared a whitepaper on the principle of FCC co-processing, an overview of the FPBO properties and FAQ on both the technical and the commercial aspects
This paper describes the different methodologies that are available for tracing biogenic carbon when a renewable feedstock is co-processed with conventional (fossil) feedstock in a refinery
Empyro, a unique plant for the production of sustainable pyrolysis oil, to remain in the hands of Twente
Technip announced today that it has signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with BTG BioLiquids B.V. (BTL) to provide EPC(1) services for its modular pyrolysis plants. The plants will be based on BTL’s Fast Pyrolysis Oil(2) (FPO) technology which converts biomass to oil through a rapid pyrolysis process.
This video is about how we built our biomass fast pyrolysis plant Empyro in just 8 days by using the modular building approach.
This short movie describes how we developed our own biomass pyrolysis technology and worked at taking it to a commercial scale.
June 2013 BTG demonstrated the latest development in its proprietary process to produce second generation biofuels through pyrolysis oil upgrading.
The combustion of pyrolysis oil made from pine wood was compared to a reference case of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in an industrial, 9 MWth boiler (figure 1). The water tube steam boiler generates steam at a pressure of 40 bar(g).
A comparison has been made between four options to produce power (electricity) and heat from biomass. These options are; Direct firing of biomass, Flash pyrolysis – diesel engine, Flash pyrolysis – Gas Turbine with, Flash pyrolysis – Gas Turbine with steam turbine.
The directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RED) contains requirements to the minimum greenhouse gas emission saving from the use of biofuels and bioliquids.
This brochure presents an overview of the main project achievements and highlights some conclusions and perspectives towards future development. The full title of this collaborative project was : Engine and turbine combustion for combined heat and power production.
While much of the world’s attention is currently focused on electric cars, the development of 2nd generation biofuels is moving ahead significantly as well.
Follow-up of the news that was already published in the beginning of April 2010: BTG Bioliquids officially signed the agreement for the development of a mutual project with the Municipality of Hengelo (the Netherlands) and Opra Turbines.