In the UK, Oxford Catalyst Group is poised to deploy microchannel reactor technology in a 50 bbl/d BTL plant planned to be operational in Brazil by 2012. A joint venture between SGC Energia and an un-named partner, the plant will utilize a biomass-to-liquids process demonstrated at a pilot plant in Gossing, Austria.
Velocys, the company chosen to supply the two microchannel reactors delivered the first reactor in March. Operations in the plant are expected to begin by early 2012.
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