Through the application of fast pyrolysis, DynaMotive's technology unlocks the natural energy found in the world's abundant organic residues produced by the agricultural and forest industries.
DynaMotive's Modular BioOil Plant to be Deployed in Canada and Internationally
|Through the application of fast pyrolysis, DynaMotive's technology unlocks the natural energy found in the world's abundant organic residues produced by the agricultural and forest industries.|
|DynaMotive's Modular BioOil Plant to be Deployed in Canada and Internationally|
|DynaMotive Energy Systems|
DynaMotive Energy Systems announced that the international engineering firm Tecna Proyectos Y Operaciones, S.A. (Tecna) has now completed the conceptual design for a 200 tonnes per day modular BioOil plant which uses DynaMotive's patented pyrolysis technology to convert forest and agricultural residues to BioOil and char. DynaMotive and Tecna cooperated extensively in the design, drawing on the experience provided by the three previous DynaMotive plants.
The design calls for a plant capable of processing 200 tonnes per day of dry biomass and producing up to 140 tonnes of BioOil and 40 tonnes of char per day (equivalent in total energy to approximately 190,000 barrels of hydrocarbon oil equivalent (BOE) per year, which translates to 132,000 BOE from BioOil and 58,000 BOE from char). The design draws from Tecna's extensive experience in plant modularization and in the energy industry.
DynaMotive also confirmed that the modular design will be applied to the plant currently being developed with Ontario based Megacity Recycling and that it intends to replicate it in Canada and internationally. The Company is currently evaluating projects of this capacity in Europe, Latin America and Asia.
DynaMotive is a Vancouver based energy systems company focused on the development of innovative energy solutions based on its patented fast pyrolysis system. Fast pyrolysis refers to the rapid heating of biomass in the absence of oxygen. Prepared feedstock, less than 10% moisture and 2 mm or less in size, is injected into a high temperature chamber that contains a fluidized bed of sand in an inert atmosphere. The feedstock flashes and vaporizes like throwing droplets of water into a hot frying pan. The resulting gases pass into a cyclone where solid particles, char are extracted. The gases enter a quench tower where they are quickly cooled using BioOil already made in the process. The BioOil condenses and falls into a product tank, while non-condensable gases are returned to the reactor to maintain process heating. The entire reaction from injection to quenching takes only two seconds. 100% of the feedstock is utilized in the process to produce BioOil and char. As the non-condensable gases are used as energy to run the process, nothing is wasted and no waste is produced.
The process produces three products, with yields in the range of (by weight): BioOil (65-72%), char (15-20%), non-condensable gases (12-18%). The yields vary with feedstock types and composition. The Company has tested more than 170 types of feedstock.
Through the application of fast pyrolysis, DynaMotive's technology unlocks the natural energy found in the world's abundant organic residues produced by the agricultural and forest industries. DynaMotive's technology economically converts biomass into a renewable, environmentally friendly fuel. DynaMotive has successfully demonstrated conversion of these residues into fuel known as BioOil, as well as char.
Tecna participated in the development of DynaMotive's pilot plants, which were successfully operated at DynaMotive's research facility in Vancouver during 2002 and 2003. Tecna also contributed in the development of process control systems at the 100 tonnes per day co-generation plant which is currently in the final stages of commissioning in West Lorne, Ontario.
Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tecna S.A. is a major engineering and construction company that has played a leading role in the oil and gas sector in Latin America and internationally. Tecna has a proven track record as an EPC contractor in the energy sector, delivering high quality installations and providing project completion guarantees for multinational energy companies. After 30 years in the market, Tecna is a sound and experienced Company that has extended well beyond the boundaries of Argentina.
For more information on DynaMotive and its fast pyrolysis technology, visit their website: www.dynamotive.com
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