Technip, BTG Bioliquids build biomass-to-oil plants in Netherlands

Technip, BTG Bioliquids to build biomass-to-oil plants in Netherlands

12:00 PM, 25th August 2016
Technip, BTG Bioliquids to build biomass-to-oil plants in Netherlands

PARIS, FRANCE: Technip SA has signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with BTG BioLiquids BV (BTL) to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for its modular pyrolysis plants in the Netherlands. The plants will be based on BTL’s Fast Pyrolysis Oil (FPO) technology which converts biomass to oil through a rapid pyrolysis process.

The agreement combines Technip’s global strength in technology, engineering, procurement and construction with BTL’s experience in the design and commercial operation of one of the world’s first FPO production facilities. Using clean wood as feedstock, the facility has been in operation since 2015 in The Netherlands. Uses of FPO include heat, power, transport fuels and potential bio-based chemicals.

Technip and BTL will also collaborate in the development of commercial uses for FPO as renewable fuel and petrochemical feedstock.

The agreement will be managed by Technip’s operating center in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, which has significant technology and EPC experience. The center is part of Technip Stone & Webster Process Technology, which looks after Technip’s expanding portfolio of onshore process technologies in petrochemicals, refining, hydrogen and syngas, polymers and gas monetization.

"This partnership with BTL will enable Technip to take our development further in a market which is of strategic importance to many of our clients. It will also allow us to better respond to future “green” projects, linking biomass with the petrochemical and refining industries," said Stan Knez, president, Technip Stone & Webster Process Technology.

"This agreement will allow our technology company to launch its global roll-out. The strong combination of Technip and BTL will now start to offer turnkey pyrolysis plants and services to industrial companies seeking to develop new bio-sourced applications and anticipate the transition to a bio-based economy,” said Gerhard Muggen, managing director of BTL.

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