Multiple RTP facilities with commercial scale operations
Ensyn’s Commercial Merchant Facility for Fuels
The Renfrew RTP facility, 100% owned by Ensyn, is Ensyn’s Commercial Merchant Facility for fuels production. The Renfrew facility, which was commissioned in 2007, is located approximately 90 kilometers north-west of Ottawa, Ontario. Ensyn produces commercial quantities of RTP liquids for clients at this facility and testing is carried out on different feedstocks and RTP configurations.
The principal RTP unit at Renfrew has a nominal processing capacity of 75 dry tonnes per day (150 tonnes per day of green material). However, it routinely operates at capacities in excess of its nominal design rate, with a maximum demonstrated processing capacity of 100 dry tonnes per day. The actual capacity depends on the nature of the biomass feedstock being converted.
The facility incorporates the principal RTP unit as well as smaller testing RTP facilities, liquid fuel handling facilities and chemical processing units.
Red Arrow RTP Facilities
Red Arrow owns and operates four commercial RTP plants in Wisconsin, all designed and supplied by Ensyn. In addition Ensyn provides RTP operations supervision, maintenance and technical support. Two commercial RTP plants have recently been decommissioned after more than 15 years each of continuous operation. This capacity was replaced with production from next-generation, larger facilities.
Petroleum RTP Facilities
Three RTP facilities have been constructed and operated for heavy oil upgrading. Ensyn designed and constructed a 20 barrel per day pilot in 1998, followed by the 1,000 barrel per day Commercial Demonstration Facility in California in 2004. More recently, Ivanhoe Energy commissioned the FTF, a long-term testing facility in San Antonio, Texas. Ivanhoe has adopted the name “HTL”, or “Heavy-to-Light” for petroleum applications of RTP.
Commercial Demonstration Facility (CDF)
The Commercial Demonstration Facility, with a processing capacity of 1,000 barrels of heavy oil per day, was located in the Belridge Field in California, a large heavy oil field owned by affiliates of Exxon and Shell.
Feedstock Test Facility (FTF)
San Antonio, Texas
Following the successful demonstration of product quality and yields at scale at the Commercial Demonstration Facility in California, Ivanhoe commissioned the Feedstock Test Facility as a smaller, more flexible long-term testing and optimization facility.