Construction of Empyro
|Description||This video is about how we built our biomass fast pyrolysis plant Empyro in just 8 days by using the modular building approach.|
Biomass to pyrolysis oil: Demonstration on a commercial scale in The Netherlands
|Description||This short movie describes how we developed our own biomass pyrolysis technology and worked at taking it to a commercial scale. In January 2014 we started construction of our first commercial pyrolysis oil production facility, Empyro in Hengelo, the Netherlands. Success of the Empyro project is the first leap towards full-scale fast pyrolysis technology commercialisation.|
BTG vehicle on upgraded pyrolysis oil
|Description||June 2013 BTG demonstrated the latest development in its proprietary process to produce second generation biofuels through pyrolysis oil upgrading. A 100 km trial run has been succesfully concluded on a 50:50 mixture of diesel and upgraded pyrolysis oil using a vehicle with an unmodified diesel engine. More information about this technology can be found in the PyNe newsletter and on the BTG website.|
Largest 2nd generation biofuel plant
|Description||While much of the world's attention is currently focused on electric cars, the development of 2nd generation biofuels is moving ahead significantly as well. Researchers of the University of Twente, in cooperation with BTG (as part of the Biocoup consortium) have reached a breakthrough in the conversion of biomass into liquid biofuel.
Nearby, a company called BioMCN recently opened the largest 2nd generation biofuel plant in the world. The company produces biomethanol, a fuel so powerful that professional rally-drivers now advocate its use in rally races.
Empyro and district heating
|Description||Follow-up of the news that was already published in the beginning of April 2010: BTG Bioliquids officially signed the agreement for the development of a mutual project with the Municipality of Hengelo (the Netherlands) and Opra Turbines. The aim of this project is the placement of the first Opra turbine on pyrolysis oil at the Warmtenet Hengelo (District Heating Network Hengelo) site in 2012. This unit will use about 25% of the Empyro BV pyrolysis oil production. Several newspaper articles (only in Dutch) have been published on this matter.|
BTG-BTL's Pyrolysis Technology in Biocoup and Empyro
|Description||The Dutch Ministry of Economic affairs has developed several 3 minute films on Dutch projects that are financially supported by the EU. The movies give a realistic view on the up- and downsides of these innovative projects, and give insight information on the importance of such financing. BTG Biomass Technology Group and BTG Bioliquids were selected as one of the example projects with both their Biocoup EU project and the Empyro EU Project.|