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A long history of innovation and commercial success

1984: First Ensyn company established by Dr Robert Graham and Barry Freel

  • Focus on very fast thermal cracking of carbon-based feedstocks
  • Target: to obtain better yields, better products, lower costs

1985-1989: Proof of concept and commercialisation

  • Strategic alliance established in mid-1980’s with Red Arrow Products Company LLC, a Wisconsin-based food products company
  • First commercial RTP facility delivered to Red Arrow in 1989
  • Since 1989, multiple RTP facilities delivered to Red Arrow for the production of food ingredients and renewable liquid fuel – six of which are still operating

1990: scale-up of biomass RTP and development of petroleum application

  • Early 1990s biomass RTP facilities scaled up to 45+ dry tpd (90+ green tpd)
  • RTP adapted for heavy oil upgrading in 1998 – 20 barrel-per-day petroleum pilot facility

2000-2005: Development and sale of petroleum application

  • 1,000 barrel-per-day heavy oil RTP facility built in the Belridge oil field in California in 2004
  • Ivanhoe Energy (NASDAQ: IVAN, TSX: IE) purchased 100% of the petroleum RTP technology rights in 2005 at a US$100 million enterprise value

2005 – ongoing: focus on renewable fuels

  • Nominal 75 dry tonnes per day (150 green tonnes per day) commissioned in Renfrew Ontario in 2007
  • Renfrew is Ensyn’s Commercial Merchant Facility for fuels production, producing renewable fuels for testing, for market development and for existing customers

2008: Landmark alliance with UOP, a Honeywell company

  • In 2008 Ensyn and UOP, a Honeywell company, joined forces through the creation of Envergent Technologies LLC. Envergent provides engineering services and supplies Ensyn’s RTP equipment to projects developed by Ensyn and its partners, with performance guarantees.
  • Ensyn’s alliance with UOP was expanded in early 2014 to include cooperation between UOP and Ensyn in developing and commercializing Refinery Coprocessing. In this alliance, UOP is assisting Ensyn in interfacing with refiners and is supplying refiners with engineering services and delivery equipment to facilitate the integration of RFO into their refineries.

2012: Ensyn establishes Joint venture with Fibria Celulose, S.A., Brazil

  • Ensyn and Fibria establish an equally-owned joint venture for the development of facilities to produce cellulosic liquid fuels and chemicals in Brazil. The goal of the joint venture is to combine the strengths of each party to create a major renewable liquid fuels supplier. Fibria, one of the world’s leading pulp producers, brings its industry-leading expertise in fiber production as well as a significant Brazilian fiber resource to the joint venture.
  • The first project of the joint venture is being developed at Fibria’s Aracruz mill in Espirito Santo.