Dynamotive Announces BioOil Production at Guelph Plant

Dynamotive Energy Systems Corporation has completed the initial production run of BioOil in its new generation plant in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Intermediate grade BioOil, which has higher calorific value than regular BioOil, was produced.

BioOil is an industrial fuel produced from cellulose waste material. The run is the first of a number of test runs planned that are designed to take the plant to full production in accordance with the commissioning plan underway. Approximately 40 cubic meters of wood were processed. The first run was at the equivalent daily rate of 50 tons of feedstock processed and the second at a rate of 100 tons.

Dynamotive plans to market this renewable fuel with the name ‘BioOil Plus’ as a green and cost competitive alternative to heating oil, fuel oil, natural gas and propane in industry. Industrial fuels represent approximately 20% of hydrocarbon use worldwide.

Further, Dynamotive demonstrated in earlier tests that BioOil Plus can be used as an input to Biomass to Liquid Processes (BTL) as a cost effective means of delivering biomass energy to these plants and, in doing so, break down cost and logistic barriers to the production of mobile fuels from biomass.

“Cellulose-based fuels present the next frontier in sustainability and Dynamotive’s pioneering position in advanced generation biofuels is further enhanced through the achievement of this new milestone. Dynamotive believes that BioOil presents a third alternative liquid fuel to coexist with ethanol and biodiesel,” said Dynamotive’s President and CEO Andrew Kingston. “By being able to exploit any cellulose raw materials, e.g. forest industry residues, bark, biomass from fields I believe we can become a great contributor to the energy mix and accelerate the adoption of cellulose based fuels.”
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