A market ready and proven process for producing renewable liquid fuels from wood and agricultural residues
Ensyn Corporation is a producer of advanced, drop-in cellulosic biofuels that replace petroleum products. Ensyn has had continuous commercial operations for more than 25 years. Its technology has produced over 37 million gallons of renewable fuels and chemicals from wood residues in over 160,000 hours of successful unit operation, which is equivalent to nearly 18 years of continuous production.
Ensyn’s core technology, Rapid Thermal Processing, or RTP™, converts residual non-food biomass from the forest and agricultural sectors to high yields of light liquids. The majority of Ensyn’s historical production has been dedicated to heating fuels and chemicals. Ensyn is now applying the same technology and building out production capacity in numerous projects in North America and internationally for the production of advanced cellulosic biofuels. Ensyn’s technology produces a renewable fuel oil, or RFO™, a petroleum-replacement that is used for heating and also serves as a feedstock for refineries in an application known as Refinery Coprocessing.
Ensyn has designed and commissioned 16 facilities (from pilot to commercial scale) over the last 25 years for the production of chemicals and heating fuels and for testing and product development. Currently there are six commercial biomass-processing facilities in operation.
Ensyn’s initial commercial-scale production facility dedicated to biofuel production is located in Renfrew, Ontario. This facility is currently undergoing an expansion to increase its capacity to three million gallons/year of RFO. Ensyn sells product from this facility into the US and Quebec. Ensyn’s Renfrew facility has been qualified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the US Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS2) program. Sales of RFO from Renfrew to US clients are expected to be eligible for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs).
Strategic Relationships – UOP, a Honeywell company
Ensyn’s has established several strategic relationships with market leading companies in order to expand its business in North America and Brazil. These include companies related to technology, feedstock, offtake, project development and finance.
Ensyn has established a multi-faceted strategic alliance with UOP LLC, a Honeywell company. Under this alliance, UOP provides engineering and supply of Ensyn’s RTP biomass conversion equipment to biorefinery development projects, with performance guarantees, though Envergent Technologies, a UOP/Ensyn joint venture. In addition, UOP supports Ensyn in product and market development associated with Refinery Coprocessing application to refiners.
In addition, Ensyn has established numerous strategic relationships with leading fiber owners in North America and internationally. The role of these fiber owners typically includes to supply biomass to projects and to partner with Ensyn as equity participants in the projects. Ensyn has a strategic alliance with Fibria Celulose S.A., Brazil’s leading pulp producer, for the development of biofuel projects in Brazil and has a strategic relationship with Felda Palm Industries Sdn Bhd in Malaysia, the world’s leading producer of palm oil.
Ensyn and Chevron technology Ventures (CTV) have established a strategic relationship regarding the production of renewable transportation fuels from Ensyn’s RTP liquids. This initiative includes an agreement under which CTV is applying Chevron’s proprietary upgrading technologies and know-how at Chevron’s refineries in order to convert Ensyn’s RTP liquids produced from a variety of non-food cellulosic biomass feedstocks into blendstocks for transportation fuels, such as gasoline and diesel.