The plant will convert sawmill residues, primarily bark, into high value renewable biocrude which can be further processed in refineries to produce low-carbon transportation fuels.
“We are delighted to take this next step on our journey towards our vision of providing low carbon circular economy solutions around the world. The evolution of this project will help BC’s and Canada’s suppliers of transportation fuels achieve their emissions and low-carbon targets,” said Don Roberts, chair of the Arbios Board.
Arbios plans to proceed initially with one processing line which will convert 25,000 dry tonnes of wood residue to 50,000 barrels of sustainable bio-oil per year, a direct substitute for fossil crude, from post-consumer waste wood biomass.
Scheduled to start producing renewable biocrude in the first half of 2023, the plant is planned to be built on a portion of Canfor’s Intercontinental Pulp Mill site, and Arbios will have the potential to expand up to four processing lines within the existing footprint.
The new Arbios plant will utilise Licella’s patented Cat-HTR decarbonisation platform. The plant represents the next scale-up of its hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) technology, building on the recent commissioning of Arbios’ CS-1 facility on the Central Coast of New South Wales (Australia), which continues to demonstrate the technology’s capacity to produce low-carbon products.
Our Biofuels International Conference and Expo takes place on Brussels on March 15-16 with some great speakers taking part. For more information go to https://biofuels-news.com/conference/