Ensyn produces biocrude from forest and agricultural residues using its proprietary thermal technology. Ensyn's biocrude has been in commercial production for over 30 years for the generation of food ingredients, natural chemicals and heating fuels. Ensyn is now building out its production capacity for a broader commercialization of heating fuels and for the production of low carbon feedstocks for petroleum refineries in an application known as Refinery Co-processing.
Refinery Co-processing involves the use of Ensyn's biocrude as a low carbon feedstock in Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) units in existing petroleum refineries for the production of ASTM specification gasoline and diesel. Refinery Co-processing represents a massive-scale opportunity for the deployment of Ensyn's commercially-proven technology. Ensyn has established an impressive array of strategic alliances with industry leaders for the broad commercial deployment of this application.
Expansion of biocrude production capacity is underway, led by a 10 million gallons/year (40 million litres/year) licensed production facility in Port Cartier, Quebec. This plant has been completed and production will ramp upon normalization of the US Federal Renewable Fuel Standard regulatory program.
Additional production capacity is under development in Aracruz, Brazil, in a joint venture between Ensyn and Suzano (NYSE:SUZ). This is a 20 million gallon/year (80 million litre/year) project to produce biocrude for Refinery Co-processing in Europe and the US.
In 2021 Ensyn established Vyterra Renewables Inc., a new subsidiary to focus on production development in Canada and Europe, worldwide licensing to certain renewable chemical sectors, and provision of engineering services and equipment to Ensyn/Vyterra projects worldwide.
Ensyn works closely with industry leaders in each step of the value chain. These include companies related to fiber supply, technology and equipment supply, heating and refinery offtake, project development and finance. Ensyn’s has strategic relationships with Honeywell UOP, Suzano, Chevron Technology Ventures, Roseburg Forest Products, Arbec Forest Products and Kerry Group.
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Production will be augmented by new projects in Canada, Brazil and the U.S.
Ensyn has numerous successful alliances with industry leaders.
Refinery Co-processing is a cost-effective solution for the production of low carbon gasoline and diesel from cellulosic feedstocks.