Pyrolysis oil applications
Interesting applications for pyrolysis oil include Heat & Power, Automotive fuels and Biorefineries. At the moment these are in varying stages of development, with only Heat & Power having been demonstrated at a commercial scale. The long-term vision is to focus more on the biorefinery concept where pyrolysis oil is (one of the) raw materials for biobased chemicals and automotive fuels. Recently biorefining of pyrolysis oil has gained an increasing amount of attention around the world. BTG-BTL is involved in the oil production and heat and power applications while its parent company BTG Biomass Technology Group is dedicated to the research and development of higher value added pyrolysis oil applications.
Current focus for pyrolysis oil application is on small or large scale (co-) combustion in natural gas, coal or heating oil fired boilers, furnaces and turbines. These systems are usually found in power plants where electricity, heat and steam are produced. Boilers, furnaces and turbines are also found at large industrial companies to supply their demand for electricity, heat and steam.