Convert forest waste to renewable fuels
RTP technology is a fast thermal process in which biomass, usually forest residuals or agricultural by-products, is rapidly heated to approximately 500°C in the absence of oxygen.
A circulating transported fluidized bed reactor system, similar to the one used in the UOP Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) technology, is at the heart of the process. A tornado of hot sand vaporizes the biomass, which is then rapidly quenched, typically yielding 65wt% to 75wt% RTP green fuel.
RTP technology offers exceptional versatility
- Minimal utility and infrastructure requirements – ideal for remote or existing facilities
- Handles a wide range of feedstocks – forestry and agricultural residuals, lignin material from the pulp and paper industry, post-consumer, wood-based construction and demolition materials as well as sustainable energy crops such as miscanthus and switch grass
- Compact, modular construction can reduce the total installed cost and shorten the delivery schedule
- RTP green fuel is storable, transportable, efficient and available on-demand
RTP is the only commercial scale pyrolysis technology available today to produce liquid renewable fuel for heat, power and transportation fuels.