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BTL has a policy of actively seeking cooperation with other companies to gather additional expertise. For both the construction of our plants and the development of pyrolysis applications this approach has proven very successful so far.

Strategic partners

TechnipFMC is a global leader in subsea, onshore/offshore and surface projects.  With our proprietary technologies and production systems, integrated expertise, and comprehensive solutions, we are transforming our clients’ project economics. Each of our more than 40,000 employees is driven by a steady commitment to clients and a culture of purposeful innovation, challenging industry conventions, and rethinking how the best results are achieved.

Through an exclusive cooperation agreement, TechnipFMC will provide our customers with turnkey EPC services for their modular pyrolysis plants. TechnipFMC and BTG-BTL also collaborate in the development of commercial uses for fast pyrolysis oil as renewable fuel and petrochemical feedstock.

The Empyro plant in Hengelo converts 5 tons/hour of biomass into oil, power and steam on a 24/7 basis. It was designed and built by BTG-BTL as a demonstration of its proprietary pyrolysis technology. After succesfully ramping up the production capacity of the Empyro plant to its full potential it was sold to Twence in December 2018. Our ongoing partnership with Empyro allows us to show the plant to potential customers as well access to oil for testing and access to the technology to increase our pyrolysis expertise.

BTG Biomass Technology Group BV (BTG) is an independent, private group of companies, which for the past 25 years has specialised in the process of conversion of biomass into useful fuels and energy. BTG has developed proprietary technology for upgrading FPBO to advanced biofuels and biobased chemicals and products. Its test facilities include two pyrolysis units (5 and 200 kg/hour) which are used for feedstock tests. BTG is our primary partner when it comes to feedstock tests and Research and Technology Development of advanced FPBO applications.

At BTG-BTL we are continuously looking for new business partners to jointly progress the application of pyrolysis oil. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your specific project ideas.