Ensyn’s Renfrew, Ontario facility is 100% owned by the company and has a biocrude production capacity of 3 million gallons/year.
The facility was commissioned in 2006 and was initially focused on the production of liquids for specialty chemicals and heating fuels. In addition, Ensyn has used the Ontario facility to advance and commercialize its broader biofuels business. In 2014 Ensyn carried out capital improvements to the Ontario Facility, converting it to a dedicated fuels plant capable of producing the current three million gallons/year of biocrude.
Commercial production from the Ontario Facility is being directed to heating clients in the US under long term contracts. Production capacity is also being reserved for Coprocessing trails at refineries. The Ontario Facility is seeding market demand that will ultimately be supplied by new, larger biocrude production projects Ensyn and its partners are developing in Canada, Brazil and the US.
Ensyn’s Ontario Facility has been qualified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the US Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS2) program and under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Sales of biocrude from the Ontario facility to US heating clients are generating D-7 RINs (Renewable Identification Numbers) under the US RFS2 Program.