Envergent to carry out engineering works for biomass plant in Alberta
(ADPnews) - Oct 29, 2010 - Envergent Technologies, a unit US industrial group Honeywell (NYSE:HON), said Thursday it had won a contract for engineering works on a biomass power plant in Alberta, Canada.
The deal was awarded by the future operator of the Alberta facility, High North BioResources LP, formed by forest products company Tolko Industries Ltd and Canadian pyrolysis oil producer Ensyn Technologies Inc.
The plant, touted as the largest fast pyrolysis plant for renewable heat and electricity generation, will process 400 bone-dry tonnes of sawmill residuals daily to produce more than 20 million gallons (76 million litres) of pyrolysis oil a year. The light, clean-burning liquid will be used to produce green power and heat for Tolko's sawmill, which is located in the area. In addition, the facility will produce a renewable resin ingredient used for making wood panel products.
Envergent Technologies is a joint venture between Honeywell's (NYSE:HON) UOP and Ensyn. It is active in providing rapid thermal processing (RTP) for the conversion of biomass to pyrolysis oil. For this project, the company will carry out site assessment and plan the integration with Tolko's sawmill. Envergent will also supply equipment scoping, detailed engineering, a constructability study and a facility construction schedule for the RTP unit.