Green Gasoline now produced from Topsoe and partners Wood Pilot Biorefinery
Haldor Topsøe and project partners reach key milestone
The integrated pilot plant consists of Andritz Carbona gasification and Andritz Carbona/Haldor Topsøe catalytic reforming that produces clean syngas, GTI/Uhde’s Morphysorb® process to capture acid gases and Haldor Topsøe’s TIGAS process to convert syngas to gasoline. Woody biomass is supplied by UPM-Kymmene and Phillips 66 Company will conduct single engine emission tests and moderate fleet testing of the renewable drop-in gasoline.
The project has been supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Golden Field Office, under its Integrated Biorefinery Platform program to demonstrate a new technology for thermochemical conversion of woody biomass into gasoline. The project team has worked under a cost sharing contract with DOE since 2010 (Award Number DE-EE0002874).
The demonstration plant started operations in early 2013 and will continue with additional demonstration runs during the fall of 2013 and the spring of 2014. The primary objective of the additional demonstration runs is to validate performance and economics for commercialization of the technology.
Mads Cordt Gyldenkærne
Media Relations Manager,
Corporate Communications & Marketing
|Prime||Haldor Topsoe, Inc.|
|Location||Houston, Texas (US HQ), Des Plaines, Illinois (Project Site)|
|Feedstock (s)||Wood pellets|
|Size||20 tons per day (6% moisture content)|
|Primary Products||Renewable gasoline|
|Capacity||345,000 gallons per year (approximate)|
|Award Date||December 29, 2009|
|GHG Reduction||92% reduction versus fossil product at commercial scale|
|Anticipated Job Creation||35 jobs during peak construction and 25 sustained jobs during operation|
|Company Contact||Niels Udengaard, 281-228-5065, firstname.lastname@example.org|
Haldor Topsoe, Inc.’s project is located within Gas Technology Institute’s Gasification Testing Complex in Des Plaines, Illinois. The goal of this integrated pilot facility is to process an estimated 20 tons of pellets per day to produce 22.5 barrels of “green” gasoline per day.
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