Feedstock test

BTG-BTL offers feedstock tests to its potential customers to determine the viability of a certain type of biomass as feedstock for BTG-BTL's pyrolysis process. This can be part of a pyrolysis plant BoD or a separate paid assignment we perform for our customers. Feedstock will be delivered by the customer (~25–50 kg dry material) and a small-scale test will be carried out in the 5 kg/hr test unit. Before deciding to proceed with the feedstock test we commonly receive a small sample of the feedstock from our customers. Note that at this time BTG-BTL will only test biomass and not for instance plastics, tires or MSW for its process.

Deliverables/activities of our standard test are:

  • Feedstock analysis (moisture, ash, CHN);
  • Calibration and testing of feeding system;
  • One pyrolysis test at ‘standard’ conditions. This test provides an estimate of the pyrolysis behaviour of  the specific feedstock;
  • Oil analysis (CHN, water content);
  • About 1 litre of product will be made available to the customer;
  • Summary of activities in a short report including a mass balance and the energetic efficiency towards the oil.

This information concerns our 'feedstock screening test'. Please contact us for inquiries regarding our more extensive 'detailed feedstock test'.