Envergent Technologies LLC, a Honeywell company, has been selected by High North BioResources Ltd. Partnership to perform detailed engineering for a project to convert wood residuals to renewable heat and electricity.
The High North facility, to be built in Alberta, Canada, will be the world’s largest fast pyrolysis plant for renewable heat and power generation and is projected to process 400 bone-dry metric tons of sawmill residuals per day to produce more than 20 million gallons of pyrolysis oil annually. The pyrolysis oil, a light, clean-burning liquid produced by Envergent Technologies’ RTP® Rapid Thermal Processing technology, will be used to generate renewable electricity and heat for a co-located sawmill owned by Tolko Industries Ltd.
RTP technology works by rapidly heating biomass such as wood chips or straw at ambient pressure to generate high yields of pyrolysis oil. The oil can be burned in industrial burners and furnaces for heat or to power electric generators.