Canadian Renewable Fuels Assn. calls Ensyn Technologies and Tolko agreement to build world's largest fast commercial pyrolysis plant in Alberta 'a landmark partnership' between renewable fuels, forestry sectors
June 7, 2010
– The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) today heralded a new partnership between Ensyn Technologies Inc. and Tolko Industries that will see the construction of the world's largest fast commercial pyrolysis plant in High Level, Alberta.
Fast pyrolysis is an exciting next generation bio-energy process that generates synthetic oil from agricultural and forestry bio-mass that, in turn can be transformed into transportation fuels.
"Today's announcement is a breakthrough in more ways than one," said Gordon Quaiattini, president of the CRFA. "It is a landmark partnership between the renewable fuels and forestry sectors. It highlights yet another commercial breakthrough for next generation technologies. And it marks the first and most impressive plant of its kind anywhere in the world."
When completed, the new plant will be capable of processing 400 bone dry tonnes of biomass per day into 85,000,000 litres (22.5 million U.S. gallons) of pyrolysis oil annually.
The announcement also brings together the bio-energy and forestry sectors in a new and exciting fashion with the formal partnership between Ensyn and Tolko. Increasingly, cellulosic and other advanced technologies present new value-added opportunities for the forestry sector leveraging waste wood and by-products.
"This deal is indicative of the results that can be achieved when government and industry work together to forge innovative partnerships, leverage private sector know-how and advance new opportunities in the bio-energy and advanced bio-fuels industry," continued Mr. Quaiattini.
The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote renewable fuels for transportation through consumer awareness and government liaison activities.