Gerhard Muggen


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To Whom It May Concern

The world is changing fast, and the changes are visible everywhere: in the financial world, in our climate and in the way we produce and use energy. It is an illusion to think that the world will be static and predictable in the foreseeable future. On the contrary, it is obvious that the world’s fossil energy resources like oil and natural gas will gradually run out in the next decades. Oil and gas reserves that took hundreds of millions of years to be built up are being used by mankind in less than 300 years. 

BTG-BTL appreciates these changes, and helps to develop the right answers to it. It is adamant that mankind should find a more sustainable way of living. There will not be a single miracle solution addressing all problems. Rather several solutions will have to be developed in parallel in the years to come. Solutions that include solar energy, wind energy, hydropower, tidal power, energy from biomass, etc.

BTG-BTL is active in the biomass energy sector, and has developed technology to mimic nature. Where the Earth formed oil reserves in millions of years, BTG-BTL is doing it in just 2 seconds. For this we use pyrolysis technology, which produces a dark-brown liquid, best known as pyrolysis oil. We’ve spent the last 15 years developing and optimizing pyrolysis technology, as it is difficult to mimic mother nature.

Our pyrolysis technology is now mature. We can now multiply the concept and deliver actual pyrolysis plants to our customers. The pyrolysis oil can be used in boilers to produce heat and electricity at the moment of our customer’s choice. There is absolutely no need for the pyrolysis oil to be consumed at the time and place where it is produced. Production and use can be decoupled, and pyrolysis oil can easily be stored for a couple of years. 

I am happy to see that a lot of companies are interested in partnering with us to work on the upgrading of the pyrolysis oil quality and to use pyrolysis oil as feedstock for sustainable petrol or diesel. The future is very promising and challenging for us and for our partners alike. 

I am looking forward to being in contact with you to see where we can fulfill your needs to make your process more sustainable by using pyrolysis oil.

Gerhard Muggen 
Managing director BTG-BTL

This 4 minute video describes how we developed our own biomass pyrolysis technology and worked at taking it to a commercial scale.