Construction of Empyro

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.
Length   4:30 minutes

Biomass to pyrolysis oil: Demonstration on a commercial scale in The Netherlands

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.
Length   4:33 minutes

BTG vehicle on upgraded pyrolysis oil

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.
Length   3:23 minutes

Largest 2nd generation biofuel plant

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. 
Length   3:30 minutes

National newsitem

Description   In September both national newspapers as TV paid attention to the developments of BTG-BTL (in cooperation with the University of Twente) and the pyrolysis technology. Main focus of both news items was the upgrading of the pyrolysis oil and the biorefinery possibilities (part of the BIOCOUP project). The news item was shown on primetime on Saturday. 
Length   2:04 minutes

Empyro and district heating

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.
Length   1:40 minutes

BTG-BTL's Pyrolysis Technology in Biocoup and Empyro

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.
Length   3:15 minutes

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