The Aracruz Project is a 22 million gallon/year Ensyn biocrude production facility being developed by Ensyn and Fibria Celulose S.A. in a 50/50 partnership. The project is co-located at Fibria’s 2.3 million tonne/year pulp facility at Aracruz, Espirito Santo, north of Rio de Janeiro.
Fibria (NYSE: FBR) is the largest market pulp company in the world, producing over 5 million tonnes/year of pulp in Brazil in three facilities. Ensyn and Fibria have established a strategic alliance for the production of biocrude in Brazil, and the Aracruz project is the first facility to be developed under this alliance. To learn more about Fibria, click here.
Feedstock for the project is Eucalyptus residues from the Aracruz mill supplemented by material from local, managed plantations.
Biocrude offtake will be shipped from Portocel, a neighboring port partly owned by Fibria, to refinery and heating/cooling markets in the U.S.
The RTP biomass conversion unit has been engineered by Honeywell UOP through a contract signed with Envergent Technologies.
Basic engineering has been completed. Detailed engineering and initiation of construction is targeted for the first half of 2016.